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Agatha
AgathaPH
Studio album by Potmos Hetoimos
Released September 12, 2010
Genre Doom metal
Funeral doom
Jazz
Length 63:04
Label independent
Potmos Hetoimos chronology
The Greater Gospel
(2009)
Agatha
(2010)
Evelyn
(2011)

Agatha is the seventh album by the American one-man band Potmos Hetoimos. It was released on September 12, 2010 and is the first part of a funeral doom trilogy, followed by Evelyn and Maribel. Unlike the previous post-metal albums Kingdoms and The Greater Gospel, this album returns to the storyline format of classic PH albums such as The Millstone and Dance with Divinity, but departs from the standard musical style of former albums to use a straightforward doom metal approach.

Originally a standalone concept album, the universe of the album was expanded with the prequel Evelyn and the connecting conclusion Maribel, with each album ramping up the psychedelic and orchestral elements. 

This is also the first PH album since Dance with Divinity to feature Matt Matheson on vocals, although Chris Sherwood and Ryan Fairfield make guest appearances as guest vocalists.

Plot Edit

Agatha tells the story of an old widow who has been abandoned by her family, who laments this fact and ruminates on the problems of modern society. Through the album, her issues and more of her history is revealed, but many things are left implicit to infer.

Musical style Edit

Musically, Agatha is a pure funeral doom album inspired by MonolitheEsoteric, and Ahab.

Track listing Edit

No. Title Length
1. "Isolation"   10:58
2. "Disperation" (featuring Chris Sherwood of Naess) 10:05
3. "Memoir"   22:10
4. "Intruders" (featuring Ryan Fairfield of Hallowed Butchery and Terrible Old Man) 12:40
5. "Stranger"   7:11
Total length:
63:04

PersonelEdit

Potmos Hetimos

Additional musicians

  • Chris Sherwood – guest vocals on "Disperation"
  • Ryan Fairfield – guest vocals on "Intruders"
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