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Which is the best song off Ashes Against The Grain?

Not Unlike The Waves45
Our Fortress Is Burning II21
Falling Snow20
Limbs18
Fire Above, Ice Below9
Our Fortress Is Burning I2
Our Fortress Is Burning III0

Total votes: 115


Beastofmetal456
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  03.06.2011 at 03:29
So which one is your fave?
For me, it's a hard question, as this album is my favorite of all time. Limbs is one of the best album intros which I ever heard. Falling Snow, in my opinion, has the best intro of all time. The clean vocals on Not Unlike The Waves send the chills down my spine whenever I hear them. Our Fortress Is Burning I is a typical Agalloch instrumental, nothing really worth mentioning. The second part, however, is a very good song. The third is something strange. The distortion sound somewhere near the middle of the song produces a great atmosphere, I don't know how they did that, maybe Tremolo Picking, but it's very good. I still have to listen a little more to Fire Above, Ice Below to give my opinion on it, but for now, it's a fine 10 minute composition by these artists called Agalloch. The last track, This White Mountain On Which You Will Die, is a 1:30 minute instrumental, so I don't think anyone will vote it, and I didn't include it in the poll. But in the end, I just voted Not Unlike The Waves.
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Dhoki Apso

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From: France

  03.06.2011 at 03:34
Either "falling snow" or "not unlike the waves", though the other ones are excellent as well
strade

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Age: 20
From: USA

  03.06.2011 at 03:41
"Limbs" is pretty damn close, but the answer has to be "Not Unlike the Waves." That's probably my second favorite Agalloch song overall, behind "In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion." Personally I find The Mantle to be a lot more rewarding overall, but Ashes Against the Grain is still a pretty solid product. Agalloch kills so hard it doesn't really matter.

(P.S.: nice avatar. My favorite death metal album ever)
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Marcus
Doit Like Bernie

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Age: 23
From: USA

  03.06.2011 at 03:43
I'd say Not Unlike The Waves; it's a much more complete song and the lyrics are solid. And yes, the Solstafir screams are haunting. The problem with Falling Snow is that it has that one really good riff and a lot of filler. I think that's why I like The Mantle so much more, the whole album is far less riff based.
The Voyager
The Table

Posts: 152

Age: 22
From: USA

  03.06.2011 at 03:53
Our Fortress is Burning II, without question. Probably one of the most emotional songs I've ever heard, and it has a very personal connotation to me. One of the few songs that has actually choked me up before.
Timmeh
Music Listoner

Posts: 274

Age: 22
From: Australia

  03.06.2011 at 04:00
Definitely 'Not Unlike The Waves', that song is just perfect. The vocals, both clean and harsh are amazing. After that I would probably say 'Fire Above, Ice Below' because of its awesome climax and outro. Pretty sick of Falling Snow, it has some good parts but eh.
Hugoj33

Posts: 72
From: Argentina

  03.06.2011 at 05:35
What an album! Love it
Blasphemer1992

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Age: 22
From: Poland

  03.06.2011 at 09:52
Hmm it's a very difficult choice, but if I had to choose one, I'll choose "Falling Snow"
INÆRIS

Posts: 204

Age: 23
From: USA

  03.06.2011 at 09:58
I have a special connection with Not Unlike the Waves. It's a wonderful song, and my favorite from the album. Limbs is a very close 2nd.
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Justicelust

Posts: 213

Age: 25
From: Iraq

  03.06.2011 at 10:42
Maybe my favorite would be Falling Snow and the second is Limbs and then Not Unlike The Waves.
Eleazar

Posts: 8

Age: 34
From: Mexico

  03.06.2011 at 11:35
Not Unlike The Waves is the real sound of Agalloch.... awesome....
Dangerboner
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Age: 27
From: USA

  03.06.2011 at 12:22
Gotta go with Falling Snow, mainly due to the awesome double bass hook where dude goes HOOOOOAW
Luneth

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Age: 23
From: UK

  03.06.2011 at 12:35
Limbs is one of their best songs to me. And damn do they have a lot of 'best' songs.
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Kenos
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  03.06.2011 at 12:45
"Not Unlike The Waves" is a classic, yeah, but I vote for "Bloodbirds", which is one of the most emotionally crushing songs I've ever heard. Truly mankind's epitaph...

However, considering that AATG is in my personal top 10 albums, each song is just perfect and incomparable to the others.
MechanisT

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Age: 25
From: Bangladesh

  03.06.2011 at 12:47
"Limbs", as you said, is one of the best intro songs of all-time. Personally, it's a toss-up between "Limbs" and "Falling Snow", two of my most favourite songs from Agalloch.
Akram

Posts: 389
From: Egypt

  03.06.2011 at 15:53
There's no song in the album emotional as much as "Our Fortress is Burning... II - Bloodbirds"
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nobody

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Age: 29
From: Sweden

  03.06.2011 at 16:08
Simply one world ... ALL songs
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Øyvind
Grave Digger

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Age: 25
From: Serbia

  03.06.2011 at 17:00
Voted for Not Unlike The Waves, as did many before me. Those vocals send shivers down my spine every single time. I did consider Bloodbirds but still went with my first choice.
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Defaeco

Posts: 550
From: Israel

  03.06.2011 at 17:25
Yep I'm with the popular opinion
Not Unlike The Waves
Falling Snow
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Yugosaki

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Age: 27
From: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  03.06.2011 at 17:28
Our Fortress Is Burning II
Luc
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  03.06.2011 at 18:36
My favorite song is Not Unlike The Waves. The melodies, the riffs, everything. It's so epic and it's the song that got me into this band.
Black Winter

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Age: 25
From: Tunisia

  04.06.2011 at 00:11
Our fortress is burning II is the first track I've heard from the album and actually the first Agalloch song I've heard, and it's still my favourite.
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kkktookmybaby

Posts: 132

Age: 19
From: Mexico

  04.06.2011 at 07:50
Falling Snow definatly but second i would say Limbs.. pretty great album
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave

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Age: 30
From: Australia

  04.06.2011 at 14:39
Not Unlike the Waves is easily the most superior song for me. Bloodbirds and Falling Snow second. Unfortunately there is some crap on the album. It's like they focus on some songs and just put filler in. I still think it's their best album (mainly from those songs i mentioned. All albums have some crap on them i guess.
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Alexskywalker

Posts: 777

Age: 28
From: UK

  04.06.2011 at 17:38
Is it just me or Fire Above, Ice Below is one of the best agalloch songs
SoulScarred

Posts: 45

Age: 26
From: Syria

  04.06.2011 at 18:00
That is the perfectiest album ever
I think all of them are great songs but I voted for Limbs, gloomy and touchy I just love it
Beastofmetal456
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  04.06.2011 at 23:20
Written by strade on 03.06.2011 at 03:41

"Limbs" is pretty damn close, but the answer has to be "Not Unlike the Waves." That's probably my second favorite Agalloch song overall, behind "In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion." Personally I find The Mantle to be a lot more rewarding overall, but Ashes Against the Grain is still a pretty solid product. Agalloch kills so hard it doesn't really matter.

(P.S.: nice avatar. My favorite death metal album ever)

For me too. Crimson is a perfect composition. One of my all time faves.
M

Posts: 39
From: Turkey

  06.06.2011 at 13:39
Bloodbirds without question. What a emotional piece...
Chainer
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Age: 26
From: USA

  06.06.2011 at 23:51
Not even a second thought, Not Unlike the Waves is just fucking haunting.
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Evil Chip

Posts: 496

Age: 23
From: Chile

  07.06.2011 at 07:58
Bloodbirds, the main theme its absolutely beautiful. This s my favourite album by Agalloch. Limbs is one of my favourites too.

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