Release date: 26 June 2012
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Neofolk


8.3 | 205 votes


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01. Faustian Echoes

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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

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?

published 09.10.2012 | Comments (13)

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PocketMetal - 26.06.2012 at 21:10  
Rating: 9 Loved it . I don't know why people complain about the "change" in sound ... it's an EP .
!J.O.O.E.! - 26.06.2012 at 22:16  
  Not bad.
J. N. - 26.06.2012 at 22:57  
Dentura - 27.06.2012 at 01:22  
Rating: 8 Sounds amazing, I hope they make their new album sound like this!
Nightfall - 27.06.2012 at 01:43  
Rating: 8 They haven't lost their talent.
Unhealer - 27.06.2012 at 02:18  
Rating: 8 Changed my mind from "Ok song" to "Pretty damn awesome song".

I have no problem with the spoken words, but the ending is somewhat awkward.
Umideath - 27.06.2012 at 21:10  
Rating: 9 Great Song. Song For Mountains (for me).
BlueMobius - 28.06.2012 at 06:16  
  Loving it!
Fredd - 29.06.2012 at 20:02  
  That was a pleasant surprise.
pyrz - 01.07.2012 at 01:05  
Rating: 9 They continue to write awesome songs without stagnating.
bloodwrage - 27.07.2012 at 21:25  
Rating: 10 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.
BlueMobius - 15.08.2012 at 22:59  
  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.
Ellrohir - 20.08.2012 at 12:58  
  They simply did it again
BlueMobius - 20.08.2012 at 14:19  
  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.
Apatheria - 13.11.2012 at 04:11  
Rating: 9 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.
Kuroboshi - 07.01.2013 at 15:32  
Rating: 8 Except for the hauntingly beautiful finale of the album, it was pretty mediocre I think.
The Voyager - 11.01.2013 at 03:14  
Rating: 9 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.
Maco - 29.01.2013 at 16:37  
Rating: 9 It is so good it makes me cry, just like their previus works
Maco - 29.01.2013 at 16:43  
Rating: 9
Written by lugardo on 01.04.2012 at 03:28

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

de puta madre no crees?
BlueMobius - 29.01.2013 at 17:55  
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.
Death_95 - 25.02.2013 at 09:28  
  Does anyone have a link for Mephistopheles Flying Over Wittenberg? I can't find it anywhere!
Ellrohir - 13.03.2013 at 17:35  
  Now it is officially my most favorite EP of 2012
Erik M. - 10.05.2013 at 00:35  
Rating: 7 Good song. They'll play this song next sunday, so I'm glad I like it a lot.
Death_95 - 31.08.2013 at 02:20  
  Really loved it.
Dentura - 16.09.2013 at 19:42  
Rating: 8 Awesome EP! Just bought a copy last night when i went to see Agalloch live.
me<3mertl - 26.08.2015 at 00:44  
Rating: 10 I love this to death! One of the greatest musical pieces ever recorded.
Lit. - 26.08.2015 at 13:52  
  That sample from the film at the end is awesome.

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