Marrow of the Spirit

Label
Profound Lore
Release date
23 Nov 2010
Running length
6 tracks
Running time
65:32

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness 3:41 3,390
2 Into the Painted Grey 12:25 38,914
3 The Watcher’s Monolith 11:46 3,521
4 Black Lake Nidstang 17:34 10,666
5 Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires 9:39 33,689
6 To Drown 10:27 30,536

About this album

Marrow of the Spirit is the fourth album of the metal band Agalloch, released on November 23, 2010, through Profound Lore Records. The album was recorded entirely in analog on vintage equipment at Audible Alchemy Studios in Portland, Oregon, with Steven Wray Lobdell (of Faust) producing. On October 29th, The track The Watcher’s Monolith was released on the music website Stereogum accompanied by an interview with John Haughm. The track Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires was released via Vivahaterecords on November 1st. The album was named among NPR’s Top 50 albums of 2010 and was also named the No. 1 album of 2010 according to Decibel Magazine. This is the first album that features Aesop Dekker on drums.

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  • eternal_absence

    I almost think they shouldn't have included Black Lake Nidstang. You have to applaud their innovativeness but it really disrupts the flow of the album, and it's quite a bore. IMO

    24 Jul 7:47pm Reply
  • eternal_absence

    To the bloke below me: if you keep listening it grows on you if you have an open mind. The first song I heard was limbs and I liked the sound but not the vox

    1 Jul 3:35pm Reply
  • mordwyr

    Fuck this shit! It was good until he opened his mouth.

    7 Jun 7:44am Reply
  • electrobaboon

    I'm honestly beginning to think this might be their best album

    4 Jun 9:23am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    The production here is so raw an dense, the band's trademark atmosphere almost drowns in the murk. It's good that they got this album out of their system and moved on.

    19 May 4:33pm Reply
  • TabooEv

    Took me a while for this to grow on me and finally I can enjoy it in it's entirety.

    29 Mar 8:32pm Reply
  • AS_Luemmel

    yep, agree on the production with Dragon Bottles. However, they somehow really compressed magic on this album. It's my "ill" album, whenever I feel ill or ARE ill, I put this album on and I'm fine afterwards. This doesn't function with any other album in my discography, I've tried it. Especially strange when you realize the lyrics on this album are mostly about death... . On another note, awesome album !

    3 Feb 6:15pm Reply
  • DonDonald

    Truly amazing album. Some of the greatest atmospheric tracks on this one. Dense, beautiful atmosphere. Just perfect. The end.

    2 Feb 1:25am Reply
  • electrobaboon

    I can't understand people not enjoying this album - I think it's far better than Ashes. There are some serious moments of genius on this.

    1 Feb 9:23pm Reply
  • ArrTheMesia

    For me Agalloch always sounds great! :D

    28 Jan 5:10pm Reply
  • lost_souvenirs

    The production on this album confuses me as well. Didn't they leave The End (record label) because they thought AAtG was mastered too loudly? But this one is just as loud. :/ I still love this album and think it is absolutely underrated, though.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • theEldritch

    Yeah, don't really like how this record sounds either. They really nailed it on Ashes Against the Grain.

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • PinkFloydrulez

    dragonbottles is spot on

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • forfrosne

    Their best album IMO

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • DragonBottles

    I dig the fact that it was recorded on traditional analog equipment but my problem is with the fact they mastered it like a modern metal album, compressed as shit and flat. Would have sounded great had it been mastered properly.

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • APCmalykuc

    @down lol. Listen to it again.

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • jemiplano

    I miss there clean vocals :/

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    just chillin' w/ my milk, Oreos and Agalloch :3

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • LeoReis92

    Thank god I'm finally getting into this album.

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • DrStrangeIove

    it sounds awesome imo

    29 Nov 2012 Reply
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