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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.   Our Fortress is Burning, Pt. 3: The Grain
  5.   And the Great Cold Death of the Earth
  6.   Our Fortress Is Burning
  7.   Limbs
  8.   She Painted Fire Across the Skyline, Pt. 3
  9.   The Misshapen Steed
  10.   The Lodge
  11.   Fire Above, Ice Below
  12.   To Drown
  13.   Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires
  14.   Vales Beyond Dimension
  15.   A Desolation Song
  16.   She Painted Fire Across the Skyline, Pt. 1
  17.   Plateau of the Ages
  18.   Dead Winter Days
  19.   In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion
  20.   Cor Serpentis (the Sphere)
  21.   This White Mountain on Which You Will Die
  22.   You Were But a Ghost in My Arms
  23.   Odal
  24.   Our Fortress Is Burning... I
  25.   (Serpens Cauda)
  26.   Celestial Effigy
  27.   Dark Matter Gods
  28.   The Astral Dialogue
  29.   (Serpens Caput)
  30.   Birth and Death of the Pillars of Creation
  31.   Grain
  32.   A Celebration for the Death of Man...
  33.   The Melancholy Spirit
  34.   Hallways of Enchanted Ebony
  35.   The Hawthorne Passage
  36.   Bloodbirds
  37.   Falling Snow
  38.   As Embers Dress the Sky
  39.   Our Fortress is Burning, Pt. 2: Bloodbirds
  40.   The Watcher's Monolith
  41.   I Am the Wooden Doors
  42.   Not Unlike the Waves
  43.   Of Stone, Wind, and Pillor
  44.   Foliorum Viridium
  45.   Haunting Birds
  46.   Kneel to the Cross
  47.   A Poem by Yeats
  48.   Our Fortress Is Burning, Pt. 1
  49.   Black Lake Niðstång
  50.   Black Lake Nidstång
  51.   Our Fortress Is Burning, Pt. 2
  52.   Our Fortress Is Burning, Pt. 3

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