Agalloch - Streaming New Song


Acclaimed folk black metal quartet Agalloch have unveiled a new song titled "Celestial Effigy" which is available for streaming over at Pitchfork or below. The track is taken off their upcoming album The Serpent & The Sphere which is due to hit the shelves on the 13th of May this year via Profound Lore Records in North America followed by an European release by Eisenwald on May 19th. This is the first taste available from the new album so far.

You can catch up on the previous album details over here and here.

How does the new track sit as a follow-up to their previous effort Marrow Of The Spirit, released back in 2010?








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Band profile: Agalloch
 
Posted: 18.03.2014 by LeKiwi


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20.03.2014 - 13:45
Ikuinen
Sounds like Agalloch;)
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20.03.2014 - 21:26
telephonebear
5:40 = epic dark agallochiness
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21.03.2014 - 12:45
Saiyanity
Written by Ace Frawley on 19.03.2014 at 11:25

I notice the Pitchfork spiel describes the track as "the seven-minute centerpiece" of the upcoming new album - I wonder if that means this is longest track or close to the longest?

Looking at the track listing this is song 5 of 9, so it's the dead center of the album, which is what I think they meant. I have a really hard time imagining their not being any longer songs on the album than this one. It is Agalloch after all.
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21.03.2014 - 14:46
Luneth
Sounds good, this album will probably be more progressive.
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22.03.2014 - 10:01
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Saiyanity on 21.03.2014 at 12:45

Written by Ace Frawley on 19.03.2014 at 11:25

I notice the Pitchfork spiel describes the track as "the seven-minute centerpiece" of the upcoming new album - I wonder if that means this is longest track or close to the longest?

Looking at the track listing this is song 5 of 9, so it's the dead center of the album, which is what I think they meant. I have a really hard time imagining their not being any longer songs on the album than this one. It is Agalloch after all.


Yes, you're probably right. I think it was probably just wishful thinking on my part for some shorter tracks. I'm going through a phase of finding it hard to get into longer songs. Maybe I'll come to my senses and grow out of it, I don't know?
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22.03.2014 - 12:32
Saiyanity
Written by Ace Frawley on 22.03.2014 at 10:01

Written by Saiyanity on 21.03.2014 at 12:45

Written by Ace Frawley on 19.03.2014 at 11:25

I notice the Pitchfork spiel describes the track as "the seven-minute centerpiece" of the upcoming new album - I wonder if that means this is longest track or close to the longest?

Looking at the track listing this is song 5 of 9, so it's the dead center of the album, which is what I think they meant. I have a really hard time imagining their not being any longer songs on the album than this one. It is Agalloch after all.


Yes, you're probably right. I think it was probably just wishful thinking on my part for some shorter tracks. I'm going through a phase of finding it hard to get into longer songs. Maybe I'll come to my senses and grow out of it, I don't know?

I've always felt that longer tracks are harder to get into initially, but in the long run I prefer them. At the same time I feel like long play time is a double edged blade. If the quality is high the longer length is a bonus of sorts, but if it's lacking in quality the length tends to drag it down even lower.
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22.03.2014 - 16:54
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Not bad, but I was hoping for more of their typical dark folk influence. This sounds a bit too straightforward considering what they're capable of, but I won't judge until listening to the entire album.
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24.03.2014 - 11:25
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.03.2014 at 16:54

Not bad, but I was hoping for more of their typical dark folk influence. This sounds a bit too straightforward considering what they're capable of, but I won't judge until listening to the entire album.


This was my feelings. I just feel it didn't go anywhere with changing tempo, vocals and melodies. Didn't give me that dark atmosphere like their other albums did.
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26.03.2014 - 00:41
Jeeers
Nice song. True Agalloch, but hoping for clean vocals, folk influences on album. For a song with such title it sounds less athmospheric than theyr best efforts. Still made my day.
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26.03.2014 - 02:43
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
It's been VERY long since I last listened to Agalloch. And then I heard this song today and it turns out it's a lot different from what I remembered... I think I'm gonna give this new album a try when it comes out.
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26.03.2014 - 21:05
Malaghost
Lovely vocals.
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26.03.2014 - 22:12
mz
Written by Karlabos on 26.03.2014 at 02:43

It's been VERY long since I last listened to Agalloch. And then I heard this song today and it turns out it's a lot different from what I remembered... I think I'm gonna give this new album a try when it comes out.

not really that different from their previous records.
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26.03.2014 - 22:24
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by mz on 26.03.2014 at 22:12

Written by Karlabos on 26.03.2014 at 02:43

It's been VERY long since I last listened to Agalloch. And then I heard this song today and it turns out it's a lot different from what I remembered... I think I'm gonna give this new album a try when it comes out.

not really that different from their previous records.

I remember I thought it was more doomy than blacky... But as I said, it's been a long time... It must have been like, 2006 or so... Well, maybe I should listen to those old albums again with today's ears.
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