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.