DEATH IN FIRE!
I don't really like the new Amon Amarth albums :-\
Ive played obscure 4 times and think its awfull.But hell im toughing it out .Ill be playing it again soon.Im sure its a grower
Definitely, they were probably the first post metal band I listened to. Every one of their albums are really good.
Trying but can't for the life of me get in to Amon Amarth. And I type that as I listen to Coal Chamber, lol deal with it.
Long time fan here, ever since they released The Mantle. It's still one of my favorites, and they never disappoint live...it's quite an experience really.
Cheers ive been meaning to catch Agalloch for ages.Ive got this one and will get the rest.
I should probably give it a shot. Has the new DT held up for you after repeated listens? I remember you defended the album when it first came out. I took a pass on that one as well....two of my most consistent melodic heavy bands
Well written review. Actually, I think I read it earlier in the year on your blog. I think I'll take your advice at the conclusion of your review. I'm not diehard. But, I do like their stuff.
Maybe I'm being unfair, but it's hard for me to buy so so music from bands that have put out genre defining classics. There's just too much new music out there. I have it on a Rhapsody playlist of new metal and that's good enough for me.
I read in a review of Ashes Against the Grain, that Agalloch were the best American black metal band and one of the best heavy metal bands playing. I bought that album and then went through their back catalogue.
The way I see it, Agalloch are to black metal what Opeth are to death metal. Both have sort of transcended those genres to something else. In my book, Agalloch are essential metal listening. I think they are in a class of their own.