Pale Folklore

Agalloch - Pale Folklore
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 40 ratings
1999 Ratings: #38
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July 6, 1999 / Release Date
LP / Format
The End Records / Label
Folk Metal / Genres
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one of the best atmospheric melancholic black metal records
I have become some kind of Agalloch fanboy at this point. I love everything I've heard from them and this is no exception. It's a debue, yet there's nothing about it that doesn't work.

Favourite tracks: As Embers Dress The Sky, Dead Winter Days, Hallways Of Enchanted Ebony, The Melancholy Spirit
No filler. Hallways of Enchanted Ebony, The Melancholy Spirit, Dead Winter Days..... what an amazing and beautiful and cold and dark and melancholic and atmospheric and all round superb debut from the folk/black/doom metal kings.
Very good
Pale Folklore is an album with sloppy playing, sub-par production, and wonky songwriting...and that's what makes it so good. This album sounds incredibly organic, as though it is a product of the wintry environment John Haughm sings of. The way this album makes me feel is beyond description. It is clearly not as good as The Mantle, or Ashes Against The Grain, yet it prevails as my favorite of theirs.
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Track List

  1. She Painted Fire Across the Skyline, Part 1
  2. She Painted Fire Across the Skyline, Part 2
  3. She Painted Fire Across the Skyline, Part 3
  4. The Misshapen Steed
  5. Hallways of Enchanted Ebony
  6. Dead Winter Days
  7. As Embers Dress the Sky
  8. The Melancholy Spirit
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