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TWO HUNTERS

Wolves In The Throne Room

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.14 | 56 ratings

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Altair
5 stars Two Hunters by Wolves in the Throne Room serves as a pivotal album within the genre of progressive black metal. When most people think of black metal, bands such as Mayhem, Darkthrone, Immortal, etc perhaps come to mind. However, what WITTR have done with Two Hunters is very much evolved from the old-school days of black metal.

The album opens with an ambient/atmospheric track titled Dea Artio which sets the mood for the rest of the record so to speak. Following this, the next track Vastness and Sorrow begins with some gritty guitar work which is joined by bombastic drumming of Aaron Weaver shortly thereafter. The song continues to be sonically dynamic and grim sounding and the rest of the album follows suit. The third track Cleansing is an eerie song which starts off on the quieter side and becomes more intense later in the song. The closing track on Two Hunters is perhaps the most epic of the songs on the album. Clocking in at nearly 20 minutes, I Will Lay Down My Bones Among the Rocks and Roots has a very earthy feel to it, in a progressive folky/black metal/etc kind of way.

So, in short, for those curious about progressive black metal, or who like bands such as Agalloch, Enslaved, etc, then this album will certainly be of interest to you.

Altair | 5/5 |

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