AGALLOCH - The Mantle, Trifold DLP (Smoke) - 2LP
AGALLOCH The Mantle, Trifold DLP (Smoke)

The Mantle, Trifold DLP (Smoke)


country: USA
label: Eisenwald
Released at: July 22, 2024
format: 2LP
Condition: New

Available from July 22, 2024

Double 180g vinyl edition in smoke! 
Comes in a heavy triple Gatefold sleeve accompanied by an LP-sized booklet.

Agalloch's 'The Mantle' isn't just a great and influential album; it's a transformative journey, one that showed the band breaking away from their early direction in favor of its intricate blend of atmospheric metal mixed with an unheard amount of folk, and post-rock canvas.

Originally released in 2002, and met with surprise and mixed emotions, it continues to captivate listeners with its atmospheric depth and emotional resonance decades later. One could say, there is no other album like this, none other whose artwork and imagery are so intertwined, every image resonates so well with the music, it feels almost impeccable, as if pictures could tell the songs by themselves.

The album allows the nostalgic warmth many crave, yet simultaneously creates a contemporary setting with cold and haunting silver imagery: nature's majestic realm meets post-modern bitterness.

From the haunting melodies of "In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion" to the almost hypnotic rhythms of "I Am the Wooden Doors," the album's sonic palette is as diverse as the landscapes it evokes. Each track on "The Mantle" unfolds like a chapter in a dark, enchanting journey. Agalloch's signature blend of atmospheric (black) metal, deep folk instrumentation, and poetic lyricism creates a sense of introspection, an ethereal post-urban panorama.

Ultimately, 'The Mantle' isn't just an album to be listened to; it's another experience to be felt. For fans of atmospheric & profound music, this album remains utterly relevant... and utterly essential.

Side A (17'09):
01. A Celebration For The Death Of Man... 02'24
02. In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion 14'45

Side B (18'31):
03. Odal 07'40
04. I Am The Wooden Doors 06'11
05. The Lodge 04'41

Side C (20'34):
06. You Were But A Ghost In My Arms 09'15
07. The Hawthorne Passage 11'18

Side D (12'16):
08. ...And The Great Cold Death Of The Earth 07'14
09. A Desolation Song 05'02