Agalloch – Pale Folklore (2cd Book Edition) – CD


Band: Agalloch

Label: Eisenwald

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: EISEN2002CDB
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• Service to relevant key metal media
• Deluxe release of the band`s debut album!
• Remastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves (Spectral Lore, Krallice,
Gorguts, Panopticon, Jarboe, Dysrhythmia…)
• Hardbound book edition with hotfoil finish, 54pages with gold print, including artwork, pictures, information, liner notes and specifically curated interview.
• Double CD set with Pale Folklore on Disc 1, and the whole early/demo material of „The Demonstration Archive“ + one unreleased track version as a bonus, on Disc 2.
• Featuring hype sticker on the front, highlighting the package/release
• Massive fan & collectors base worldwide
• Agalloch split up after 20+ years but recently re-united for exclusive shows in 2023 and beyond
• For Fans of: Katatonia, Ulver, Primordial, Alcest, Drudkh, Panopticon, Sisters of
Mercy, Wolves in the Throne Room, Empyrium

Although ‘Pale Folklore’ stands as Agalloch`s debut record, it already embodies several elements that later became part of the band`s signature sound. Effortlessly picking up from their excellent demonstration cassette, it sees the band refining their sound even further. An audio amalgamation combining the profoundness of early Ulver, with the gloom of old Katatonia and exalted boldness of Fields of the Nephilim, thus adding unique elements of nostalgia and atmosphere to their own melodic interplay of guitars and excellent musical framework.

The album contains strong signs of a band that knew at a young age how to draw their canvas. Very Scandinavian in nature, and influenced by the American landscape of the Pacific Northwest, it firmly put Agalloch on the map and raised eyebrows about what a band from North America would be capable of. As a person that grew up checking out records based on their cover-artwork alone, this album is particularly notable for such an experience, considering the wooden cover with a gold emblazoned logo engraved. This is music that glorifies the night sky, envisions campfire magic, heralds nature over humans, arcane arts & poetry, and worships the beauty of a crackling fireplace.

It could be the soundtrack for a lone wanderer striving through a wintry storm, only to end up knocking
on a faded wooden door to find shelter in a desolate cabin. In many ways the sound of forlorn
times. If you are looking to fill your heart with woodsmoke and the fire of the mountain’s
spirit, look no further. “Pale Folklore was a watershed moment in American heavy music, when a few young musicians with a shared love of underground death metal – and broad personal tastes beyond
– turned their already virtuosic talents toward a fresh hybrid of metal and neofolk through a
gothic lens.”
– Daniel Lake / author of USBM: A Revolution of Identity in American Black Metal

CD 1 – Pale Folklore
1-3. She Painted Fire Across The Skyline
4. The Mishapen Steed
5. Hallways Of Enchanted Ebony
6. Dead Winter Days
7. As Embers Dress The Sky
8. The Melancholy Spirit
CD 2 – The Demonstration Archive 1996-1998 + Bonus
From Which Of This Oak demo
1. The Wilderness
2. As Embers Dress The Sky
3. Folirorum Viridium
4. This Old Cabin
Of Stone, Wind, & Pillor 7” EP
5. Of Stone, Wind, & Pillor
6. Foliorum Viridium
7. Haunting Birds
Promo ‘98
8. Hallways Of Enchanted Ebony
9. The Melancholy Spirit

GENRE: Dark Metal/Black Metal/Heavy Metal/Gothic
BARCODE: 4260393745803
RELEASE DATE: 25/08/2023

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg