Wolves In The Throne Room / Black Cascade
Album: Black Cascade   Collection:General
Artist:Wolves In The Throne Room   Added:Oct 2009
Label:Southern Lord Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-11 Pull Date: 2009-12-13 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 8 Nov 1 Oct 25 Oct 18
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 08, 2011: Overkill
Ex Cathedra
4. Dec 12, 2009: On The Warpath
Ahrimanic Trance
2. Dec 08, 2010: public noize racket
Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog
5. Dec 02, 2009: public noize racket
Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog
3. Oct 13, 2010: public noize racket
Crystal Ammunition
6. Nov 28, 2009: too heavy for titanium
Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-10-09
Epic Black Metal from the Olympia, WA/Cascadia region. (hence the play on words in the title). Evoking images of woods, mountains and fog and the coldness. (Similar to their Norwegian & predecessors). Regardless of the ideology vs. hype vs. music debate they still play from their hearts and ain’t a lame marketing machine (see: Eyes of Noctum). Wolves are still challenging their listeners whether or not this is “true” Black Metal or not there’s should be room enough within its confines for something this good.

(((((1))))) Fast, blazing to warm toned, steady and at times doomy.. Clangy drums/cymbals. Vocally not too different from the chaotic first wave of emo (read: the real stuff) mixed with Ishann from Emperor.
(((((((2))))))) Noisey intro then awesome epic tune. Fairly “typical” of WittR but with a nice slow fade that has hints of martial industrial and dark ambient.
(((((3))))) Slow intro of Northwestern rain gently falling, fast occasionally majestic strumming guitars with raspy but at time understandable vocals and sputtering drums & keyboards. Airy drone in the middle then back to the heavy stuff. Drags a little but overall excellent.
((((((4))))))) More “typical” WittR style BM with the fast to middle paced cyclical riffing, cymbal sputtering drumming. A nice “taking a musical journey” feeling. You can practically see the rain pissing down a bunch of pines. Real pretty sound in the last 3 or so minutes.

Track Listing
1. Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog   3. Ex Cathedra
2. Ahrimanic Trance   4. Crystal Ammunition