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FROM WHICH OF THIS OAK

Agalloch

 

Experimental/Post Metal

2.82 | 21 ratings

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OpethGuitarist
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2 stars The first and most noticeable thing from this record is the lack of production. It really effects the quality of the record, especially given the certain peculiar qualities of Agalloch's music.

A big effect here is the twin guitar usage not unlike the Gothenburg styled metal of early In Flames and early Opeth. There is also a particular black metal quality to it given the delivery of the vocals and the drumming, both of which would be improved upon in later albums. Here, Agalloch really lacks the rustic quality that their music has, and the sound is more grainy, in need of polishing. Those familiar with Agalloch's work will appreciate the finer qualities on this demo and how it let them progress to their overall sound.

There are a few moments that show great promise, but overall this is more of a history lesson for me than anything else. The Mantle would be my first suggestion in discovering this band.

OpethGuitarist | 2/5 |

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