Posted by Bram Teitelman on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm
While we already knew that Portland folk/black metal band Agalloch would have an EP available for sale at their upcoming shows, we didn’t think we’d be able to hear it without picking the CD or vinyl up when they came around. Thankfully, the band have released the EP, ”Faustian Echoes,” to stream for free via Bandcamp. The EP actually consists of one 20 minute-long song, the longest the band has written. Based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, the song definitely starts out more aggressive and black metal-sounding than you’d expect, courtesy of Aesop Dekker’s drums, but at 21 minutes, you know it’s going to settle into a more mid-tempo groove, which it does. Check it out now.