May 2014 Album Of The Month: Agalloch’s “The Serpent And The Sphere”

Thursday, 5th June 2014

An album bearing the mark of a 10/10 rating almost certainly deserves Album of the Month consideration, which probably explains why Agalloch’s fifth full-length, The Serpent and the Sphere got the nod for May. As has been the case throughout the band’s critically-acclaimed career, Agalloch position themselves as one of the underground’s true boundary-pushers, helped immensely by the fact they are one of the few standalone acts going. Praise, therefore, seems to come easy for the band…

An excerpt from Matthew Bowling’s review, which posted May 4, 2014:

It’s been a long three and a half years and perhaps more than ever before the wait has, unlike almost any album before, worth it. There are pieces of the past, present, and an ever evolving future in constant revolution around one another throughout the length of The Serpent & the Sphere. It’s incredibly brisk despite its hour length and is still revealing new nuances with each listen. Agalloch is a stacked band on a ridiculously stacked label and has dropped a monster on an already ridiculous year. Indulge it, embrace its ethos, love it. The Serpent & the Sphere is here.

To read the entire review, click here.