Release date: 13 May 2014
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Neofolk

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01. Birth And Death Of The Pillars Of Creation
02. (Serpens Caput)
03. The Astral Dialogue
04. Dark Matter Gods
05. Celestial Effigy
06. Cor Serpentis (The Sphere)
07. Vales Beyond Dimension
08. Plateau Of The Ages
09. (Serpens Cauda)


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

Guest musicians
Nathanaël Larochette - acoustic guitars


Additional info
Recorded at Cloud City and mixed at Everything Hz by Billy Anderson. Guest appearance by guitarist Nathanaël Larochette of Musk Ox, who wrote and provided the album's acoustic interludes.

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Risto - 31.01.2014 at 20:22  
The release date is wrong. I've no idea why it's 13 April because I submitted it with 13 May.
no one - 31.01.2014 at 20:24  
Ill save the "holy shit"until i have actually heard it
Himedal - 31.01.2014 at 20:35  
Seriously? Can't fucking wait.
Dentura - 31.01.2014 at 20:39  
Cool title! Can't wait to get blown away.
Cynic Metalhead - 31.01.2014 at 20:45  
Written by Risto on 31.01.2014 at 20:22

The release date is wrong. I've no idea why it's 13 April because I submitted it with 13 May.


Its 13th May.

Something wrong with your eyes?
Erik M. - 31.01.2014 at 20:45  
Hopefully this will be in the vein of Ashes Against the Grain and The Mantle (without the instrumental tracks ). Needless to say, I'm definitely looking forward to this.
no one - 31.01.2014 at 21:31  
Written by Himedal on 31.01.2014 at 20:35

Seriously? Can't fucking wait.

yeah, i'm not going to poo my pants about an album i haven't even heard a song from yet, but yes i look forward to hearing it
mz - 31.01.2014 at 23:16  
Ok 5 days after my birthday. I can somehow consider this as a present. Better be good guys
Gopherhawk - 31.01.2014 at 23:41  
Phug yea
Dima - 01.02.2014 at 01:39  
Nice title.
Yugosaki - 01.02.2014 at 02:15  
I can not wait
Mechaniacal - 01.02.2014 at 02:54  
Album of the year.
no one - 01.02.2014 at 03:30  
Written by Mechaniacal on 01.02.2014 at 02:54

Album of the year.

how can you make that statement when you haven't even heard it and the year is only one month in
Troy Killjoy - 01.02.2014 at 17:12  
Written by no one on 01.02.2014 at 03:30
how can you make that statement when you haven't even heard it and the year is only one month in

High expectations.
Daniell - 01.02.2014 at 18:06  
Written by Mechaniacal on 01.02.2014 at 02:54

Album of the year.


that's internet album voting in a nutshell.
BoxCar Willy - 01.02.2014 at 18:28  
Written by Daniell on 01.02.2014 at 18:06

that's internet album voting in a nutshell.

Agreed wholeheartedly.
Mechaniacal - 01.02.2014 at 23:25  
tea[m]ster - 02.02.2014 at 17:06  
Am I the only one who absolutely loves Marrow and the Spirit? Come on people...
Unhealer - 02.02.2014 at 17:12  
Written by tea[m]ster on 02.02.2014 at 17:06

Am I the only one who absolutely loves Marrow and the Spirit? Come on people...


My favorite by Agalloch I hope they continue that path, but adding more clean vocals doesn't sound like a bad idea.
Mr. Doctor - 02.02.2014 at 17:20  
Written by Unhealer on 02.02.2014 at 17:12
I hope they continue that path.


What path? That's something that has been bothering me recently. Granted, it's been a while since I listened to their last album but I never seem to recall what everybody considers a change in style/sound, whatever. I always thought it was what you could expect from Agalloch.......... Although a bit uninspired compared to everything else they did before.
Unhealer - 02.02.2014 at 17:28  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.02.2014 at 17:20

Written by Unhealer on 02.02.2014 at 17:12
I hope they continue that path.


What path? That's something that has been bothering me recently. Granted, it's been a while since I listened to their last album but I never seem to recall what everybody considers a change in style/sound, whatever. I always thought it was what you could expect from Agalloch.......... Although a bit uninspired compared to everything else they did before.


They sound more raw than they did on Mantle and Ashes, there's a higher bet on their black metal side on Marrow and on Faustian Echoes as well. Also, I don't remember hearing those ambient-driven moments you can find on Marrow in their previous efforts.
And as my previous comment implied, the clean vocals are practically gone.

That is enough for me to consider a change in their path, not that they stopped being Agalloch or anything.
Mr. Doctor - 02.02.2014 at 17:31  
Written by Unhealer on 02.02.2014 at 17:28

They sound more raw than they did on Mantle and Ashes, there's a higher bet on their black metal side on Marrow and on Faustian Echoes as well. Also, I don't remember hearing those ambient-driven moments you can find on Marrow in their previous efforts.
And as my previous comment implied, the clean vocals are practically gone.

That is enough for me to consider a change in their path, not that they stopped being Agalloch or anything.


Thank you for the two cents. I'll give it a listen with that in mind.
tea[m]ster - 02.02.2014 at 17:33  
Written by Unhealer on 02.02.2014 at 17:28

Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.02.2014 at 17:20

Written by Unhealer on 02.02.2014 at 17:12
I hope they continue that path.


What path? That's something that has been bothering me recently. Granted, it's been a while since I listened to their last album but I never seem to recall what everybody considers a change in style/sound, whatever. I always thought it was what you could expect from Agalloch.......... Although a bit uninspired compared to everything else they did before.


They sound more raw than they did on Mantle and Ashes, there's a higher bet on their black metal side on Marrow and on Faustian Echoes as well.


Kaboom, big fucking kaboom! You nailed it!
Mr. Doctor - 02.02.2014 at 17:43  
Faustian Echoes... Now that one I do recall. That one just passed right through me. Not really interesting. Then again, I should revisit it.
Rodney - 04.02.2014 at 03:47  
Written by tea[m]ster on 02.02.2014 at 17:06

Am I the only one who absolutely loves Marrow and the Spirit? Come on people...

I'm with you, probably my favorite of theirs alongside The Mantle.
BlueMobius - 13.02.2014 at 18:23  
Written by Unhealer on 02.02.2014 at 17:12

Written by tea[m]ster on 02.02.2014 at 17:06

Am I the only one who absolutely loves Marrow and the Spirit? Come on people...


My favorite by Agalloch I hope they continue that path, but adding more clean vocals doesn't sound like a bad idea.


From all indications from the band, especially JH on his Facebook artist page, the album isn't in the direction of Marrow.
Unhealer - 13.02.2014 at 19:25  
Written by BlueMobius on 13.02.2014 at 18:23

From all indications from the band, especially JH on his Facebook artist page, the album isn't in the direction of Marrow.


Just read those, too bad! At least he also said they not going 70's prog
Daniell - 13.02.2014 at 19:50  
Written by BlueMobius on 13.02.2014 at 18:23

From all indications from the band, especially JH on his Facebook artist page, the album isn't in the direction of Marrow.


That's some great news.
Marikanator - 26.02.2014 at 22:47  
Can't wait for this release!
deadone - 26.02.2014 at 23:46  
Oh crap...I know what's going to dominate this and other forums for the rest of the year.

Y'know Anthrax has an album coming out this year too...
no one - 27.02.2014 at 06:27  
Written by deadone on 26.02.2014 at 23:46

Oh crap...I know what's going to dominate this and other forums for the rest of the year.


probably... well we know it won't be any of your crappy bands that will be dominating anyway
deadone - 27.02.2014 at 06:34  
Written by no one on 27.02.2014 at 06:27

probably... well we know it won't be any of your crappy bands that will be dominating anyway


Sad isn't it.
Erik M. - 29.03.2014 at 21:20  
Written by Daniell on 13.02.2014 at 19:50

Written by BlueMobius on 13.02.2014 at 18:23

From all indications from the band, especially JH on his Facebook artist page, the album isn't in the direction of Marrow.


That's some great news.


Indeed. For a long time I thought I was in the minority about liking Marrow the least out of all full-length albums, but it seems most people feel like this. For the record, I love black metal in general, but Agalloch going more BM than usual with Marrow didn't really suit them. They're at their best when they play a style like is heard on The Mantle and Ashes Against the Grain.

Having heard the new track made me very excited for this release. If the whole album is as great as that track, we have a serious AotY contender already.
Sand - 01.04.2014 at 22:25  
I have a good feeling about this one
no one - 01.04.2014 at 22:41  
Cover art looks a bit shit, but that was never one of there strong points, and that is something that doesn't really matter
Mr. Doctor - 03.04.2014 at 18:52  
Written by no one on 01.04.2014 at 22:41

Cover art looks a bit shit, but that was never one of there strong points, and that is something that doesn't really matter

I'm the other way around. Love most of their artwork except maybe the debut and this one which are meh.

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