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** There's also an instrumental track on ''The White'' called "Pantheist".



* {{Sampling}}: Shows up sometimes. For example, "The Hawthorne Passage" samples ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' and the 1968 Mexican film ''Fando y Lis'' (Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky's first film). The last two tracks on ''The White'' sample ''Film/TheWickerMan1973''.

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* {{Sampling}}: Shows up sometimes. For example, "The Hawthorne Passage" samples ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' and the 1968 Mexican film ''Fando y Lis'' (Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky's first film). The first and last two tracks on ''The White'' sample ''Film/TheWickerMan1973''.


* DownerEnding: "A Desolation Song" is this for ''The Mantle.'' "To Drown" is this for ''Marrow of the Spirit.''

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* DownerEnding: "A Desolation Song" is this for ''The Mantle.'' Mantle'', "Our Fortress Is Burning... III - The Grain" (or, if you count it, "Scars of the Shattered Sky") for ''Ashes Against the Grain'', "To Drown" is this for ''Marrow of the Spirit.''Spirit''.


On May 13th of 2016, after 20 years of creating music, the band decided to unexpectedly break up.

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On May 13th of 2016, after 20 years of creating music, the band decided to unexpectedly decided to break up.



* AlbumIntroTrack: "A Celebration for the Death of Man" for ''The Mantle'' and "And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness" for ''Marrow of the Spirit.''

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* AlbumIntroTrack: "A Celebration for the Death of Man" Man..." for ''The Mantle'' and "And They Have "They Escaped the Weight of Darkness" for ''Marrow of the Spirit.''



* BookEnds: ''The Mantle'' opens with "A Celebration for the Death of Man", and the climactic track for the album, "...And the Great Cold Death of the Earth" not only continues its title, but ends with a reprise of its main riff. ("A Desolation Song" can be considered an epilogue to the album.) Similarly, ''The White'' EP opens with "The Isle of Summer" and ends with "Summerisle Reprise", a somber LonelyPianoPiece that, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin reprises]] the opening track.

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''The Mantle'' opens with "A Celebration for the Death of Man", Man...", and the climactic track for the album, "...And the Great Cold Death of the Earth" not only continues its title, but ends with a reprise of its main riff. ("A Desolation Song" can be considered an epilogue to the album.) )
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Similarly, ''The White'' EP opens with "The Isle of Summer" and ends with "Summerisle Reprise", a somber LonelyPianoPiece that, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin reprises]] the opening track.track.
** "They Escaped the Weight of Darkness" has melodic elements that reappear in the final song of the album, "To Drown"; in addition, the title of the former, which is instrumental, is whispered at the start of the latter. Some versions of the album also include a 7" vinyl record that includes another track, "The Weight of Darkness", which is an alternate arrangement of themes from these two songs; it makes up the second side of the 7", making it a further example of this trope.



* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Marrow of the Spirit'' is much heavier than its predecessors.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Marrow of the Spirit'' is much heavier and more BlackMetal-influenced than its predecessors.predecessors; it also doesn't feature clean singing.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Pillorian, John Haughm's new band formed after the breakup of Agalloch, probably qualifies.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Pillorian, John Haughm's new band formed after the breakup of Agalloch, probably qualifies. The other three band members have formed a band called Khôrada with Aaron Gregory, formerly of Giant Squid, but have said not to expect their work to sound like either Agalloch or Giant Squid; they haven't released any material yet, however, and all they've really said about their sound is that it is "incredibly powerful and monstrously heavy".


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* SubduedSection: A common technique of the band. "Black Lake Niðstång" features a particularly stirring example.

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Most of their albums do this at least somewhat. The CD versions of ''The Mantle'' and ''Pale Folklore'' are entirely continuous.

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* UncommonTime: From time to time. For instance, "Black Lake Niðstång" has a riff that comes out to 17/4 (4+5+4+4/4).


* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their black metal material is typically around an 8-9, while their neofolk material rarely rises higher than a 2.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Their black metal material is typically around an 8-9, while their neofolk material rarely rises higher than a 2. They can also hit any number in between - the instrumentals on ''The Mantle'' and "A Desolation Song" are mostly in 3-6 territory, while "In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion" and "...And the Great Cold Death of the Earth" are probably about a 7 (they have harsh vocals sometimes but aren't that heavy instrumentally).


* GreenAesop: One of their main lyrical themes is the beauty of nature.

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* GreenAesop: One of their main lyrical themes is the beauty of nature.nature, and some of their lyrics are direct protests or laments of humanity's despoilment of the environment.



* {{Sampling}}: Shows up sometimes. For example, "The Hawthorne Passage" samples ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' and the 1968 Mexican film ''Fando y Lis''. The last two tracks on ''The White'' sample ''Film/TheWickerMan1973''.

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* {{Sampling}}: Shows up sometimes. For example, "The Hawthorne Passage" samples ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' and the 1968 Mexican film ''Fando y Lis''.Lis'' (Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky's first film). The last two tracks on ''The White'' sample ''Film/TheWickerMan1973''.


* BookEnds: ''The Mantle'' opens with "A Celebration for the Death of Man", and the climactic track for the album, "...And the Great Cold Death of the Earth" not only continues its title, but ends with a reprise of its main riff. Similarly, ''The White'' EP opens with "The Isle of Summer" and ends with "Summerisle Reprise", a somber LonelyPianoPiece that, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin reprises]] the opening track.

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* BookEnds: ''The Mantle'' opens with "A Celebration for the Death of Man", and the climactic track for the album, "...And the Great Cold Death of the Earth" not only continues its title, but ends with a reprise of its main riff. ("A Desolation Song" can be considered an epilogue to the album.) Similarly, ''The White'' EP opens with "The Isle of Summer" and ends with "Summerisle Reprise", a somber LonelyPianoPiece that, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin reprises]] the opening track.



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Most of their acoustic tracks qualify. ''The White'' is a surprisingly gentle ''album.''

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Most of their acoustic tracks and a lot of their instrumentals qualify. ''The White'' is a surprisingly gentle ''album.''


* {{Instrumentals}}: Lots of their songs have no vocals at all.

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* {{Instrumentals}}: Lots of their songs have no vocals at all.all, including about half of ''The Mantle''. "The Hawthorne Passage" is probably their most celebrated example by far.


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* SpiritualSuccessor: Pillorian, John Haughm's new band formed after the breakup of Agalloch, probably qualifies.


* {{Sampling}}: Shows up sometimes. For example, "The Hawthorne Passage" samples ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' and the 1968 Mexican film ''Fando y Lis''. The last two tracks on ''The White'' sample ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (the original, ''not'' the remake).

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* {{Sampling}}: Shows up sometimes. For example, "The Hawthorne Passage" samples ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'' and the 1968 Mexican film ''Fando y Lis''. The last two tracks on ''The White'' sample ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (the original, ''not'' the remake).''Film/TheWickerMan1973''.


* ''The Mantle'' (2002, generally regarded as the band's best album)

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* ''The Mantle'' (2002, generally regarded as the band's best album)(2002)



* AudioAdaptation: "Faustian Echoes" is essentially one for ''Faust'', considering that all the lyrics are taken from Goethe's play and it uses audio samples from a film version of the story.

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* AudioAdaptation: "Faustian Echoes" is essentially one for ''Faust'', considering that all the lyrics are taken from Goethe's play and it uses audio samples from a film version Creator/JanSvankmajer's adaptation of the story.

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* AlbumTitleDrop: At the very end of "Our Fortress is Burning II", the last song with lyrics on ''Ashes Against the Grain.''
--> "And all of our shadows are ashes against the grain."


Agalloch were a rather eclectic metal band from UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, known for their unique fusion of black metal, folk metal, and post metal into a sound that many refer to as "dark metal." Their songs are typically long, featuring traditional elements of black metal such as tremolo picked guitars and blastbeats alongside more unusual folk instrumentation (including a ''deer skull'' on a couple songs) and song structures reminiscent of post-rock. They use a mixture of harsh and clean vocals in most of their songs and write mainly about the beauty of nature, winter, solitude, and ancestral paganism. To date, they have released five full-length albums, four EP's, and two singles, along with a gaggle of demos and split releases.

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Agalloch were a rather eclectic metal band from UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, known for their unique fusion of black metal, folk metal, and post metal post-metal into a sound that many refer to as "dark metal." Their songs are typically long, featuring traditional elements of black metal such as tremolo picked guitars and blastbeats alongside more unusual folk instrumentation (including a ''deer skull'' on a couple songs) and song structures reminiscent of post-rock. They use a mixture of harsh and clean vocals in most of their songs and write mainly about the beauty of nature, winter, solitude, and ancestral paganism. To date, they have released five full-length albums, four EP's, and two singles, along with a gaggle of demos and split releases.




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* AntiLoveSong: "A Desolation Song". "She Painted Fire Across The Skyline" also has elements of this.

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* AntiLoveSong: "A Desolation Song". "She Painted Fire Across The the Skyline" also has elements of this.



* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Their music tends to give this vibe a lot, even when it's completely instrumental.

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Their music tends to give this vibe a lot, even when it's completely instrumental.instrumental.
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Agalloch are a rather eclectic metal band from UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, known for their unique fusion of black metal, folk metal, and post metal into a sound that many refer to as "dark metal." Their songs are typically long, featuring traditional elements of black metal such as tremolo picked guitars and blastbeats alongside more unusual folk instrumentation (including a ''deer skull'' on a couple songs) and song structures reminiscent of post-rock. They use a mixture of harsh and clean vocals in most of their songs and write mainly about the beauty of nature, winter, solitude, and ancestral paganism. To date, they have released five full-length albums, four EP's, and two singles, along with a gaggle of demos and split releases.

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Agalloch are were a rather eclectic metal band from UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, known for their unique fusion of black metal, folk metal, and post metal into a sound that many refer to as "dark metal." Their songs are typically long, featuring traditional elements of black metal such as tremolo picked guitars and blastbeats alongside more unusual folk instrumentation (including a ''deer skull'' on a couple songs) and song structures reminiscent of post-rock. They use a mixture of harsh and clean vocals in most of their songs and write mainly about the beauty of nature, winter, solitude, and ancestral paganism. To date, they have released five full-length albums, four EP's, and two singles, along with a gaggle of demos and split releases.
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On May 13th of 2016, after 20 years of creating music, the band decided to unexpectedly break up.


Agalloch are a rather eclectic metal band from the United States, known for their unique fusion of black metal, folk metal, and post metal into a sound that many refer to as "dark metal". Their songs are typically long, featuring traditional elements of black metal such as tremolo picked guitars and blastbeats alongside more unusual folk instrumentation (including a ''deer skull'' on a couple songs) and song structures reminiscent of post rock. They use a mixture of harsh and clean vocals in most of their songs and write mainly about the beauty of nature, winter, solitude, and ancestral paganism. To date, they have released five full-length albums, four EPs, and two singles, along with a gaggle of demos and split releases.

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Agalloch are a rather eclectic metal band from the United States, UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, known for their unique fusion of black metal, folk metal, and post metal into a sound that many refer to as "dark metal". metal." Their songs are typically long, featuring traditional elements of black metal such as tremolo picked guitars and blastbeats alongside more unusual folk instrumentation (including a ''deer skull'' on a couple songs) and song structures reminiscent of post rock.post-rock. They use a mixture of harsh and clean vocals in most of their songs and write mainly about the beauty of nature, winter, solitude, and ancestral paganism. To date, they have released five full-length albums, four EPs, EP's, and two singles, along with a gaggle of demos and split releases.

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