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The origins of Agalloch date back to 1995 and the disintegration of the band Aeolachrymae. As that group died, three phoenixes emerged from the ashes, Sussurrus Inanis, Nothing, and Agalloch. Mixing black metal with atmospheric textures, gothic doom, and neo-folk and post-rock touches, the Portland, OR-based group quickly developed a rabid cult following. Their first demo, From Which of This Oak, was recorded in 1996; in 1998, they recorded another demo and shopped it around to labels. Their efforts paid off as the group landed a deal with The End Records. The following year the guys -- vocalist/guitarist John Haughm, bassist Jason William Walton, guitarist John Anderson, and keyboardist Shane Breyer -- released their experimental and brooding debut, Pale Folklore. The EP Of Stone, Wind and Pillor appeared in 2001 before Agalloch's critically acclaimed sophomore effort, The Mantle, hit stores in 2002. Four years passed before the band released their next full-length, Ashes Against the Grain, again to high critical and fan praise. ~ Gary Hill
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  1.   Song
  2.   They Escaped the Weight of Darkness
  3.   Into the Painted Grey
  4.   Falling Snow
  5.   (Serpens Cauda)
  6.   Vales Beyond Dimension
  7.   The Misshapen Steed
  8.   Plateau of the Ages
  9.   Celestial Effigy
  10.   Dark Matter Gods
  11.   The Astral Dialogue
  12.   (Serpens Caput)
  13.   Grain
  14.   She Painted Fire Across the Skyline, Pt. 3
  15.   Our Fortress is Burning, Pt. 2: Bloodbirds
  16.   Fire Above, Ice Below
  17.   The Hawthorne Passage
  18.   The Lodge
  19.   In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion
  20.   A Celebration for the Death of Man...
  21.   A Desolation Song
  22.   And the Great Cold Death of the Earth
  23.   As Embers Dress the Sky
  24.   Not Unlike the Waves
  25.   To Drown
  26.   Odal
  27.   Hallways of Enchanted Ebony
  28.   Our Fortress is Burning, Pt. 3: The Grain
  29.   You Were But a Ghost in My Arms
  30.   She Painted Fire Across the Skyline, Pt. 1
  31.   Our Fortress Is Burning
  32.   The Watcher's Monolith
  33.   Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires
  34.   This White Mountain on Which You Will Die
  35.   Bloodbirds
  36.   Cor Serpentis (the Sphere)
  37.   Dead Winter Days
  38.   Our Fortress Is Burning... I
  39.   Limbs
  40.   Birth and Death of the Pillars of Creation
  41.   The Melancholy Spirit
  42.   I Am the Wooden Doors

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