Monday, June 23, 2014

Agalloch brings 'The Serpent and the Sphere' to the South

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:14 PM

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  • Veleda Thorsson
The western side of Oregon's Cascade mountain range is a mystical place; verdant and bewitching, it exists under unrelenting grey skies much of the year. This is the environment from which Portland's Agalloch draws inspiration for both its lush blend of post-rock, neo-folk and black metal and frontman John Haughm's hissing, existential grapplings with life and loss in the natural world. Over the past two decades, Agalloch has deliberately (and sometimes delicately) explored the darkest corners of heavy music, and the group's 2014 album, The Serpent & The Sphere, is an exquisite addition to one of metal's most impressive catalogs. Vex and Dead Register open on Tues., June 24.

$12-$15 day of 8:30 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.

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