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Agalloch- "Faustian Echoes"

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When I first heard Portland metal outfit Agalloch was going to be dropping a new EP, I didn't think for a second the release would basically be a single, 21-minute track. The band certainly lives up to the grandiose assumptions that comes with a track of this length, and continues to develop the folky, melodic black metal sound they worked with on 2010's Marrow of the Spirit.

Stream the track above, and read a short description of it lifted from Bandcamp below:

“Faustian Echoes” is a single, two-part song based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epic masterpiece “Faust.” Reaching over twenty minutes, “Faustian Echoes” is the longest song AGALLOCH have ever written.