The Serpent & the Sphere

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The Serpent & the Sphere
Studio album by Agalloch
Released United StatesMay 13, 2014
GermanyMay 16, 2014
EuropeJapanMay 19, 2014
Genre Black metal, doom metal, neofolk
Length 59:46
Label Profound Lore
Agalloch chronology
Faustian Echoes
(2012)
The Serpent & the Sphere
(2014)

The Serpent & the Sphere is the fifth album by the American metal band Agalloch. It was released on May 13, 2014 in USA, May 16, 2014 in Germany and May 19, 2014 in Europe.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

[3]

No. Title Length
1. "Birth and Death of the Pillars of Creation"   10:28
2. "(Serpens Caput)"   3:06
3. "The Astral Dialogue"   5:11
4. "Dark Matter Gods"   8:36
5. "Celestial Effigy"   6:59
6. "Cor Serpentis (The Sphere)"   2:58
7. "Vales Beyond Dimension"   6:48
8. "Plateau of the Ages"   12:26
9. "(Serpens Cauda)"   3:12
Total length:
59:46

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 84/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Exclaim! (10/10)[5]
Slant Magazine (4/5)[6]
Sputnikmusic (2/5)[7]
Pitchfork (8.3/10)[8]

The album received mostly positive reviews.

Personnel[edit]

Agalloch[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Some news...". Agalloch. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "...and for the Europeans...". Agalloch. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "AGALLOCH – Complete Work On New Album". Profound Lore Records. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Serpemt & the Sphere". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  5. ^ Walschots, Natalie (2014-05-12). "Album Review". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  6. ^ Sweeney, Joe (2014-05-09). "Agalloch: The Serpent & the Sphere | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Slantmagazine.com. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  7. ^ Ward, Kyle (2014-05-11). "Agalloch. The Serpent and The Sphere". Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  8. ^ Currin, Grayson (2014-05-16). "Agalloch: The Serpent and The Sphere". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2014-04-06.