Agalloch - Faustian Echoes [EP]



8.3 | 207 votes |
Release date: 26 June 2012
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Neofolk

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01. Faustian Echoes

Line-up
John Haughm - guitars, vocals
Don Anderson - guitars, piano, vocals
Aesop Dekker - drums
Jason William Walton - bass

Additional info
"Faustian Echoes" is a single, two-part song based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's epic masterpiece Faust. Reaching over twenty minutes, "Faustian Echoes" is the longest song Agalloch have ever written.

Recorded mostly live at Portland's Jackpot Studio by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis) and mixed by Anderson and later mastered by Justin Weis (Ludicra, Hammers Of Misfortune, Worm Ouroboros) at Trakworx.

MLP version have an etching of Delacroix's "Mephistopheles flying over Wittenberg" lithograph on Side B.

Available for listening here.

Guest review by
Marcus
Rating:
7.5
Here's a little game I like to play: guess what genre the next Agalloch EP will be? From the blasting lo-fi of From Which This Oak to the strange semi-electronic remixes on The Grey to the acoustic laden, Wicker Man-themed The White, Agalloch has managed a wide spectrum on their music palette, which makes this guessing game downright impossible. One thing's for sure, the EPs are never similar in genre to the preceding album, right?

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published 09.10.2012 | Comments (13)

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27.07.2012 - 21:25
Rating: 10
bloodwrage
Pagan Angel
Awesome song. It was great live, although I think they should have kept the middle and end commentaries for the performance. Too bad they probably won't be able to play this one live again for a while.
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15.08.2012 - 22:59
BlueMobius
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Live performance of Faustian Echoes. The sound quality due to the recording equipment isn't the best at times but it's not that bad.
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20.08.2012 - 12:58
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
They simply did it again
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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20.08.2012 - 14:19
BlueMobius
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BTW, those interested in buying a physical copy of this can now. The band has it on their official ebay for $12 + shipping. I don't think the CD version is a limited release, unlike the vinyl, so their should be re-pressings of the CD version.
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13.11.2012 - 04:11
Rating: 9
Apatheria
Agalloch have never failed to deliver captivating music, and this EP continues that tradition of excellence. If you had always been curious to hear what Agalloch would sound like if they played a purely black metal song, here you go. This is 20 minutes of dark, aggressive black metal. Of course, the flourishes and crescendos that Agalloch fans know and love are still very much present, as is Haughm's impeccable sense of melody and Anderson's great lead guitar playing, with Walton remaining a crucial, but more subtle element on bass. Aesop's dynamic drumming is fast becoming a staple of Agalloch's sound, and again the man works wonders here. Overall, another fantastic EP from this fantastic band.
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Heavy metal is the law.
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07.01.2013 - 15:32
Rating: 8
Kuroboshi
Except for the hauntingly beautiful finale of the album, it was pretty mediocre I think.
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11.01.2013 - 03:14
Rating: 9
The Voyager
The Table
I'm pretty sure the "bonus" track number 2 isn't a song at all. Side B is etched with Delacroix's "Mephistopheles Flying over Wittenberg." There is no song, to my knowledge.
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29.01.2013 - 16:37
Rating: 9
Maco
It is so good it makes me cry, just like their previus works
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I'm derp.
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29.01.2013 - 16:43
Rating: 9
Maco
Written by lugardo on 01.04.2012 at 03:28

Me gusta!!!!!!!!!!! Muucho!



de puta madre no crees?
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I'm derp.
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29.01.2013 - 17:55
BlueMobius
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Written by Maco on 29.01.2013 at 16:43

Written by lugardo on 01.04.2012 at 03:28

Me gusta!!!!!!!!!!! Muucho!



de puta madre no crees?

Let's follow forum rules and post in English only please.
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25.02.2013 - 09:28
Death_95
Does anyone have a link for Mephistopheles Flying Over Wittenberg? I can't find it anywhere!
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13.03.2013 - 17:35
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Now it is officially my most favorite EP of 2012
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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10.05.2013 - 00:35
Rating: 7
Erik M.
Good song. They'll play this song next sunday, so I'm glad I like it a lot.
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31.08.2013 - 02:20
Death_95
Really loved it.
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16.09.2013 - 19:42
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King
Awesome EP! Just bought a copy last night when i went to see Agalloch live.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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26.08.2015 - 00:44
Rating: 10
me<3mertl
I love this to death! One of the greatest musical pieces ever recorded.
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26.08.2015 - 13:52
Lit.
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That sample from the film at the end is awesome.
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