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

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