Wednesday, September 13, 2006

#86 - I am the Wooden Doors - Agalloch - The Mantle (2002)

For those not familiar with Washington state's Agalloch, they are an American rock band. Sub-genres are hard to apply, though I have heard black metal, folk metal, avant-garde, post rock and a couple of others.

For me The Mantle is a masterpiece and the above track is just one of several stand out numbers. This track in particular is great how it blends the black metal style vocals, but has an acoustic guitar over the whole piece; even the guitar solo is acoustic. This is one of my favorite albums of all time.


Metal Mark said...

I have never heard these guys. Not surprising as I have heard very few bands who have popped up after say 1995.

Strutter71 said...

At least now I know what the hell your profile picture is all about!

T-_Bone said...

That's funny!