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Agalloch, Taurus and Eight Bells

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Branx (map) Southeast
Wed., July 11, 8 p.m. 2012 All Ages

Veleda Thorsson
Agalloch
$12

Faustian Echoes, Agalloch’s weighty new EP, consists of a single song, and it’s a glacial, monumental, majestic, chilling epic based on Goethe’s masterwork. The dark metal overlords play a hometown show before embarking on a national tour. NED LANNAMANN

In case you haven't heard, Agalloch is a big deal these days. Their 2010 full-length Marrow of the Spirit thrust the Portland-birthed band into the international spotlight when it topped best-of-the-year lists everywhere. And rightfully so. With Marrow, Agalloch created a masterful, moody, brooding black metal atmosphere, complete with babbling brooks and swelling, tragic melodies that could bring tears to your eyes. The band's newest EP, Faustian Echoes, has all of the same elements. Its single song, clocking in just under 22 minutes, is a grand retelling of the classic story of Faust and his deal with the devil. Bleak, frightening riffs weave into melancholia and acoustic interludes with ease. A few spoken-word parts help guide you through Faust's struggles, but Agalloch's uncanny ability to create emotion with their music makes you feel like you're part of the story. ARIS WALES

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  • Wed., July 11, 8 p.m. 2012