Probably my favourite Agalloch song. I think they improved on in perfectly on Pale Folklore from the previous version as well. The original version is amazing too, but they fixed it up in all the right ways to make it the perfect song that it is.
The acoustic part is like a sea of painful bliss, its indeed otherworldly and one of the most beautiful and pure moments of music ever made. Their best song and one of my favorite songs ever, its much more than just music.
The entire song is the very definition of Agalloch: the folk part with the acoustic guitar, the feeling, the soul and the spiritual thing with that simple yet magnificent solo, the avant-garde stuff with the female voice, the black metal mood with the screaming vocals, and, of course, those beautiful riffs that fix the music's atmosphere.