Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain 2xLP
Double vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Seminal progressive black metal band Agalloch has announced the re-issue of their first three albums Pale Folklore (1999), The Mantle (2002), and Ashes Against The Grain (2006) on limited edition double vinyl. All three albums feature new layouts and album photographs, plus The Mantle and Ashes Against The Grain have been re-mastered for vinyl by Colin Marston. Four years after their critically acclaimed sophomore effort The Mantle, Agalloch delivered the excellent Ashes Against The Grain. Always progressing but never losing touch with their dark metal roots, the band's third album unites elements of black metal, Scandinavian prog, and post-rock with Agalloch's signature brooding style. Says lead guitarist Don Anderson, "We cannot underestimate the importance of these three albums in the development of our sound and our history. In hindsight I am most proud of the fact that neither of these albums pigeonholed us. It is the radical difference of each album that allows us to continue to experiment with our music and lyrical themes today. These three albums constitute a significant chapter in our history and I am excited to finally see a proper and official vinyl release of each one of them."