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AGALLOCH - The Mantle, Deluxe Hardcover Book 2CD

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Deluxe 2-CD Book edition of this legendary album!
Hotfoil finished sleeve, 64 pages with artwork, lyrics, unseen pictures, liner notes, and a special interview.

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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.

Tracklist:

Disc 1 - The Mantle

1. A Celebration For The Death Of Man...
2. In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion
3. Odal
4. I Am The Wooden Doors
5. The Lodge
6. You Were But A Ghost In My Arms
7. The Hawthorne Passage
8. ...And The Great Cold Death Of The Earth
9. A Desolation Song

Disc 2 - Oddities & Rarities 2001 - 2004

1. The Death Of Man (version III)
2. Tomorrow Will Never Come
- taken from the 'Tomorrow Will Never Come' 7"EP

3. The Wolves Of Timberline
4. Last Vestige Of Old Joy
- taken from the Split 10" with NEST

5. The Lodge (disMantled)
- extended version, original mix

6. A Fragment (Second Phase)
- originally appeared on the Nachtzauber Compilation

7. I Am The Wooden Doors
8. Odal
- demo versions 2001

9. The Death Of Man (version VI)
10. In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion
- live recorded at Agalloch's debut live performance

Format: 2-CD (album+bonus) in Book
Packaging: Solid hardbound book edition (20x20cm) featuring silver hot foil finish, 64 pages with artwork, lyrics, and information, printed with silver flood and silver highlights. Extensive liner notes from the press and musicians and specifically curated interview related to the album itself. Double CD set with The Mantle on Disc 1, and selected Oddities & Rarities on Disc 2.
Cat.Nr.: Eisen205
Limitation: undisclosed
Barcode: 4260393746992
Release date: July 12th, 2024

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