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Wolves In The Throne Room


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.15 | 17 ratings

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3 stars 9th February, 2022: Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestite (dark ambient/progressive electronic, 2014)

Okay, it's probably their worst album, but you've got to give Wolves credit for how competent this is, given they'd never really even hinted at a sound like this before. It's not like so many of the modern atmospheric black metal bands, who owe an awful lot to Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream in their synth wandering - WITTR had always struck me as more earthly and grounded, about nature not space, and this is a really strong change of aesthetic for them. I particularly enjoy the occasional bursts of guitars and darkness, reminding everyone who they really are, but the ambience is solid regardless. It does what it's meant to do, and it makes for excellent nighttime reading music.

6.3 (4th listen)

Part of my listening diary from my facebook music blog -

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