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HeavenDuff
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:18 pm 
 

One of the two bands that rose from the ashes of Agalloch has just released the second single for their upcoming album Salt, which will be released on the 20th of July. Former Agalloch members Aesop Dekker, Don Anderson and Jason Walton teamed up with ex Giant Squid member Aaron John Gregory for this new project.

So, have you guys given the second (and first) single a listen? What do you think of it?

I'm personnaly quite enthusiastic about the release. I liked the first single, Ossify, a little better than this new single entitled Glacial Gold, but I get a good general feeling through my first few listens.

I'm quite happy to recognize Don Anderson's guitar work in all it's subtleness and attention to details. Khôrada, in my opinion, are not getting lost in the various influences they took from the music that inspired them. I like how they mix elements of post-metal with more atmospheric and progressive doom elements à la Pallbearer while retaining elements of the very avant-garde sound that Agalloch had, keeping the unique touch of the different musicians involved.

http://www.noisemag.net/avant-premiere-un-morceau-du-premier-album-de-khorada-ex-agalloch-en-ecoute/

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Runko
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:34 am 
 

I love Aaron but his vocals are just godawful.

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:38 am 
 

Runko wrote:
I love Aaron but his vocals are just godawful.


Same. I can't listen to this.

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Schmengie
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:20 am 
 

I'm honestly not as intrigued by this as I was hoping. It's good in the sense that it's a lot like SubRosa's output but with less strings, a more mid-tempo pace, a tolerably gothic but admittedly less compelling and expressive vocalist, and some stellar guitar work. I'll probably pick it up but of the two post-Agalloch projects, I do honestly favour the folky, mid-tempo black metal of Pillorian quite a bit. Obsidian Arc was basically the sixth Agalloch album and while that is probably disinteresting to some, it's a definite plus for me because I'm a total Agalloch fangirl.

"Ossify" is definitely the better song. It has more of the band's signature touches. "Glacial Gold" feels more like a SubRosa demo or b-side.
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I believe it was Confucius who said "Life is merely a series of intervals in which one waits for the next Agalloch album."

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Osore
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Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:55 am
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Location: Serbia
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:37 pm 
 

Doom is not my cup of tea, but I like this. Guitar tone reminds me of HIM's Venus Doom. ;-) Thanks for sharing!

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HeavenDuff
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:19 am 
 

Schmengie wrote:
I'm honestly not as intrigued by this as I was hoping. It's good in the sense that it's a lot like SubRosa's output but with less strings, a more mid-tempo pace, a tolerably gothic but admittedly less compelling and expressive vocalist, and some stellar guitar work. I'll probably pick it up but of the two post-Agalloch projects, I do honestly favour the folky, mid-tempo black metal of Pillorian quite a bit. Obsidian Arc was basically the sixth Agalloch album and while that is probably disinteresting to some, it's a definite plus for me because I'm a total Agalloch fangirl.

"Ossify" is definitely the better song. It has more of the band's signature touches. "Glacial Gold" feels more like a SubRosa demo or b-side.


Pillorian is nice and definitely more similar to Agalloch, starting with the musical genre. But I'm quite happy to recognize the touch of all the other guys in Khôrada, especially when it comes to the guitar work of Don Anderson.

The third single, Seasons of Salt is out, and it has black metal drumming mixed with the unique post-rockish doomy Anderson riffing.

Youtube: show


I'm enjoying this and looking forward to the album release more than I was expecting Pillorian's work. Pillorian is more familiar, but Khôrada is more different, it has more of an artistic vision. I don't know if I'm going to love the record or if it's going to stick with me like Agalloch's first three records have, but I'm definitely looking forward to hearing the whole thing.

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Rasha_yad
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:14 pm 
 

Damn weird topic title. Like you're asking the MA hivemind for the socially acceptable opinion to have.

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FuneralDoomed23
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:00 pm 
 

Going to bump this, has anyone got to hear the entirety of "Salt" yet it is excellent and very different from Agalloch. Though the quintessential Don Anderson guitar work is on point and fantastic. I also am getting more and more used to AJ vocals they are starting to grow on me. Cheers!

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