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.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
23:10 - Netzach Agalloch are so damn uneven though. The Mantle is fantastic and I also really like Marrow... but as for the rest, meh.
Jani Liimatainen (Sonata Arctica) will replace J-P Alanen (ex-Celesty) for a while. Alanen has been given strict orders by his doctor not to do gigs for a week because of some health issues. Liimatainen, (who was a member of Altaria during the first five years), will replace J-P on the gigs until Alanen is fully recovered.
Altaria's gig list for this week:
14.09.2006 Rock's Bar & Club, Savonlinna
15.09.2006 Night Life, Lahti
16.09.2006 Ravintola Karhu, Kitee
Hope that J-P don't recover enough to play again >_< and Jani becomes a permanent member of Altaria again hehe... no... bu cool that Jani is a replacement on gigs until J-P's healthy again... he's got nothing to do really... as Sonata is making new material, that means that Tony's doing most of the job hehehe