|Review: Agalloch - Pale Folklore|
Label: The End Records
Year released: 1999
Genre: Folk Metal
Review online: April 3, 2001
Reviewed by: Michael Andrushcneko
Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (57 Votes)
This album establishes a feel of winter and darkness throughout the whole CD. You can hear the sounds of wind on some tracks. It's not heavy at all, and the band uses a lot of acoustic guitars on their songs. The music is very mature and is not intended for people who only like something heavy. Vocals sound a bit like black metal vocals, but sometimes they are clean, and sometimes they sound close to whisper. On the first song you can hear a woman singing. The lyrics are rather depressing, a lot of them mention suicide, eg. "...She killed herself in the fall... " - Dead Winter Days "From which of this oak shall I hang myself?" - Hallways Of Enchanted Ebony.
As for my personal impression, all I can say that this album is brilliant. This is a definite purchase. I only hope that the band's next CD will be better than this one, and that the quality of their music doesn't decline.
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