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