Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wolves In The Throne Room/BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini/Southern Lrd Records/2013 EP Review


  Wolves  In  The  Throne  Room  are  a  band  from  Olympia,  Washington  and  is  really  well  known  in  the  black  metal  scene  as  one  of  the  pioneering  bands  of  both  cascadian  and  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2011  ep  "BBC  Session  2011  Anno  Domini"  which  was  released  by  Southern  Lord  Records.

  "Prayer Of  Transformation"  which  is  the  first  song  on  the  ep  begins  with  distorted  amplifier  sounds  before  adding  in  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  after  awhile  the  guitar  riffing  starts  utilizing  some  melody  which  then  leads  to  the  music  going  into  a  more  atmospheric  black  metal  direction  as  well  as  bringing  in  grim  sounding  high  pitched  screams  and  halfway  through  the  song  the  music  speeds up  a  bit  as  well  as  bringing  in  blast  beats  for  a  few  seconds.

  "Thuja  Magnus  Imperium"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  ep  opens  up  with  drum  beats  and  post  metal  style  melodic  guitar  riffs  before  adding  in  atmospheric  black  metal  elements  shortly  after  that  and  a  few  seconds  later  grim  screams  start  to  kick  in  as  well  as  some  blast  beats  and  melodic  guitar  leads  and  you  can  also  hear  a  small  amount  of  synths  being  utilized  and  halfway  through  the  song  clean  sections  are  added  into  certain  parts  of  the  song.

  Song  lyrics  cover  nature,  mysticism,  and  metaphysical  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  and  heavy  sound  along  with  both  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Wolves  In  The  Throne  Room  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Prayer Of  Transformation".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.          

1 comment:

  1. dude, what speed is this record supposed to be played at?

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