05:45 - Apothecary Marrow Of The Spirit is definitely underrated, not sure why people say Agalloch went downhill with that album. I definitely don't think they ended on a strong note with Serpent & The Sphere though
23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
I've kind of developed a taste for deathcore lately and now non ironically enjoy Suicide Silence, Carnifex, Whitechapel, and even some Emmure (Speaker Of The Dead is good, everything else is still pretty lame) but this band just always came across as horrible to me and this EP has not helped their status... Who the fuck is their target audience? Its not "metal" enough for the 16 year old's who want to piss off their parents, it has screaming vocals which makes it off putting to hard rock fans, and its really just horribly written and uncatchy.