Pale Folklore

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Pale Folklore
Studio album by Agalloch
Released July 6, 1999
Recorded January–February 1999
Genre Folk metal, black metal, doom metal, progressive metal
Length 62:10
Label The End
Producer Ronn Chick, John Haughm, Shane Breyer
Agalloch chronology
From Which of This Oak demo (1997) Pale Folklore (1999) Of Stone, Wind and Pillor EP (2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
Chronicles of Chaos 9/10[2]

Pale Folklore is the debut album by American metal band Agalloch. It featured an eclectic mix of acoustic folk reminiscent of Scandinavian bands such as Ulver; doom and black metal-esque riffs; growled, clean, whispered, and shrieked vocals; and a production style and atmosphere that borrowed heavily from black metal. The lyrical themes focused mainly on depression, nature, folklore and the supernatural. It featured the roots of a post-rock influence which was greatly expanded on with Agalloch's second studio album, The Mantle.

Track listing[edit]

Source: AllMusic[3]

No. Title Composer Length
1. "She Painted Fire Across the Skyline I" Haughm 8:35
2. "She Painted Fire Across the Skyline II" Haughm 3:09
3. "She Painted Fire Across the Skyline III" Haughm 7:10
4. "The Misshapen Steed" Breyer 4:54
5. "Hallways of Enchanted Ebony" Haughm, Anderson 9:59
6. "Dead Winter Days" Haughm, Anderson, Walton 7:51
7. "As Embers Dress the Sky" Haughm, Anderson 8:04
8. "The Melancholy Spirit" Haughm 12:27
Total length: 62:10


(Anderson's then-girlfriend performed the operatic vocals on "She Painted Fire Across the Skyline" and "As Embers Dress the Sky".)[4]


  • Produced by Ronn Chick, John Haughm and Shane Breyer
  • Engineered by Ronn Chick


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Pale Folklore - Agalloch: Review". AllMusic. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Meloon, Brian. "CoC: Agalloch - Pale Folklore: Review". Chronicles of Chaos. July 7, 1999. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  3. ^ "Pale Folklore - Agalloch". AllMusic. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
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