01:34 - Redn1ght [link] people on comments "I do not understand what a map is..." WTF? Are these people from times before maps?
00:34 - Clint W. Not sure about the train scene from Joe Kidd. Unforgiven might be my favorite Eastwood western. The other Sergio Leone non-Eastwood westerns are great too.
00:18 - Erik M. I forgot about Bronco Billy, which I haven't seen. Paint Your Wagon is not really a western from the looks of it, so that one doesn't count. :P (okay, it seems I ended up talking to myself again)
00:13 - Erik M. Zaphod, I'm sure I already spammed it before but here's my Western list (IMDb): [link] All "real" Eastwood Westerns, as you can see.
00:11 - Erik M. Clint W, isn't the train scene in Joe Kidd similar... or a rip-off, of the train scene in How the West Was Won? I've only seen Joe Kidd, so I don't know yet.
00:08 - Erik M. Clint W., all the movies I just mentioned I haven't yet seen (seen nearly 40 westerns in total for the record), so I'm looking forward to them a lot. Yeah, I've heard about that train scene, which apparently is classic as well.
00:07 - Zaphod Haven't seen anything of him after Gran Torino, but that movie was indeed excellent.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.