Wolves In The Throne Room

Thrice Wo­ven

Mojo (UK) - - News - An­drew Car­den

ARTEMISIA. CD/DL/LP Wilder­ness-wor­ship­ping black metal crew steeped in pa­gan lore on lat­est epic.

Since sel­f­re­leas­ing their first demos in the early ’00s, Wolves In The Throne Room have be­come high-pro­file torch­bear­ers of Cas­ca­dian black metal, a sin­gu­lar sub­genre rooted in the Cas­cade re­gion of the US North-west. In­spired by the forests and moun­tains of their Wash­ing­ton state base, the group’s en­vi­ron­men­tally-fo­cused outlook and darkly psychedelic sound set the bar high for many like-minded long hairs. With Anna Von Hauss­wolff and Neu­ro­sis’s Steve Von Till guest­ing, Thrice Wo­ven stirs Norse and Gaelic leg­end into a be­witch­ing bar­rage of ar­bo­real-metal fury and black-winged flight, some­where be­tween early Dark­throne and God­speed You! Black Em­peror, that tells of the hal­lowed re­turn of spring, the birth of Fen­rir Wolf and the om­nipo­tent power of mother na­ture.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.