Wolves In The Throne Room / Celestial Lineage
Album: Celestial Lineage   Collection:General 12"
Artist:Wolves In The Throne Room   Added:Jan 2012
Label:Southern Lord Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-08 Pull Date: 2012-02-26 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Feb 26 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 15
Airplays: 2 3 3 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 30, 2015: Sounds of the Underworld
Subterranean Initiation
4. Feb 24, 2012: post-game freakout
Thuja Magus Imperium
2. Feb 26, 2012: the real uh i dunno
Prayer Of Transformation
5. Feb 11, 2012: Catharsis: for Phil Mathieu (1961-2012)
Prayer Of Transformation
3. Feb 25, 2012: Catharsis
Prayer Of Transformation
6. Feb 10, 2012: Songs: CANTAN
Prayer Of Transformation

Album Review
D. Cannibal
Reviewed 2012-01-03
Another epic album from the Pacific Northwest’s premier black metal-gaze band. Adhering to their eco-friendly aesthetic, the band continues with their usual “Cascadian” style: bleak, introspective songs full of gorgeous harmonies that fit the spacious, atmospheric parts just as well as the harsh, screeching black metal. The lush interludes of synth and guitar (and for the first time, bells and female vocals) evoke images rolling fog and majestic forests rather than the Scandinavian blizzard feeling usually associated with the genre. Soaring, triumphant, meditative but also chaotic—for fans of Taake, Dissection, Krallice, etc.
FCC clean. Try any track, the whole album’s a winner.
2x12” 45rpm (WATCH OUT, DON’T PLAY THIS ON 33)

1. (11:42) A lush, operatic intro with bells and Christina Carter-esque singer, followed by an epic black metal opus with a wide range of dynamics and great lead guitar
2. (1:55) Fading in from the previous track, a brief interlude. Chanting “ohhhh”, some scraping sounds, gusts of blizzard wind
3. (7:10) Abuptly starting with lightspeed blastbeat black metal, incorporates some symphonic wintry synth like in Emperor’s debut. Rawer and grittier than usual.
4. (1:28) Interlude: discordant sound effects, static, and distant synth
5. (5:26) Soaring, atmospheric—synth, droning guitar, bells, forest priestess incantations
6. (10:17) Epic, triumphant harmonies with rumbling, chaotic drums; major and minor-key shoegaze harmonies; harsh wintry black metal with gorgeous, folksy interludes (woah, is that a harp?)
7. (10:58) Slow, droning crescendo—the song drags along at a grueling pace, eventually becomes vaguely black-metal but also ambient, with very minimal drums.

Track Listing
1. Thuja Magus Imperium   4. Rainbow Illness
2. Permanent Changes In Consciousness   5. Woodland Cathedral
3. Subterranean Initiation   6. Astral Blood
  7. Prayer Of Transformation