Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon

Northern Silence Productions, 2010

This is fucking killer! This is maybe even better than the new Agalloch! Don't get me wrong, Marrow of The Spirit is a great album, but to me this sounds like the true successor to Ashes Against The Grain. Tho its only an EP length and really only 2 tracks of metal....

"Ashen Eidolon is the long awaited debut mini album of this exceptional one-man act from the USA. Gallowbraid plays a dark, melancholic but also dynamic sort of (Black) Metal with slight Folk influences. On top of that Jake Rogers, the man behind Gallowbraid, is able to perform excellent clean vocals and adds these throughout the songs which enriches the already brilliant material even more. And the cream on the cake are very sparsely used ephemeral female vocals of the most beautiful kind. We do not exaggerate when stating that Gallowbraid is among the best and most promising newcomers we encountered in the last decade ...and, having heard most of the songs from the upcoming full length, we can promise that this fantastic MCD is merely the beginning, with much more to come! for fans of Agalloch, Fen, October Falls, Häive, early Ulver and Emprium as well as Wolves In The Throne Room!" - Northern Silence
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this can compare to the new Agalloch, but it's up there!

Misanthrope said...

sounds kinda like agalloch, especially the vocals, whispers and growls, "ashen eidolon" reminds me of "falling snow" from ashes against...
brilliant post , thank you :)

Anonymous said...

wow, thank you for sharing this! great taste!

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