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.
It has been nearly five years since Byzantine released any new music. The band reunited this year, launched a successful Kickstarter to record a new album, and recently has premiered a lyric video for the new song "Signal Path", which is available below. Byzantine's forthcoming self-titled album comes out on February 26th via Gravedancer Records.
According to the description, "The lyrical content of this song is based on the unexpected massive heart attack that Byzantine's lead guitarist and founding member, Tony Rohrbough, experienced almost 3 years ago. Thankfully, he is onto a full recovery and back with the band."