Sculptured - Embodiment (2008)

Known most recently for his work with the band Agalloch, guitarist and songwriter Don Anderson’s most personal musical expression remains Sculptured. Beginning in 1996 Sculptured released the three-song demo Fulfillment in Tragedy, followed by their debut The Spear of the Lily is Aureoled in 1998 (The End Records.) On their sophomore release, Apollo Ends (The End Records) the band stripped down their sound and took a more harmonically complex approach to songwriting. This album included a revamped line-up with John Haughm (drums, Agalloch) and Jason Walton (bass, Agalloch, Especially Likely Sloth, Nothing).

Now, I'm not much for metal (especially not progressive metal), but this shit is awesome. There is not a single song on this album that I can say I do not like. Very melodic and hypnotizing. This is my favorite album at the moment. You should definitely download it.

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  1. it's a one of my favorites from 2008. Still in my top 10. The title piece is moving; I love how it builds and they bring in those samples from that Cronenberg short film.

    The Agalloch "The White" EP also uses samples from "The Wicker Man" really well. Don Anderson has a knack for that.

  2. Wow, I didn't know the samples were from a Cronenberg film. Naked Lunch perhaps?

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