Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters

I've seen this band and read their name on many sites. Not till recently a friend of mine shared a listen via his iPod and I fancied the record. Deemed part of the black metal genre, although they prefer not to be categorized, their Wiki states that they've referred to themselves as belonging to what should be thought of as "purifying black metal."

Their sound in my opinion shares many elements found in black metal, however I argue that there are post-metal elements clearly heard during some atmospheric soundscapes. In particular on track 3, Cleansing. Up until the 4:07 time stamp, slow ceremonial-like drums and symphonic vocals generate what later transitions to a triumphant accelerating descent of double bass drums and rasp.

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Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters

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