Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Wolves In The Throne Room - Two Hunters + Diadem of 12 Stars


I can't even begin to wrap my head around just how strange this band is. That's saying quite a bit considering some the things Dan and I have posted on here. The guys in Wolves In The Throne Room live in the woods outside of Olympia Washington. They've taken this quaint way of living one step further than most would, and gone for the full blown Thoreau way of life. This includes growing their own food, raising livestock, and having a general disdain for anything related to the modern world. This odd lifestyle is directly reflected in the band's music. Despite being distinctly metal in every sense of the word, the songs still retain an odd organic feel that makes Wolves In The Throne Room unlike the bulk of American metal bands. The rhythm section is relentless, and the lo-fi production allows the innovative (but never flashy) guitar riffs to form a wall of sound that hits you in the face like a ton of bricks. The band even tosses in some folk elements, and on one track some hauntingly beautiful female vocals.

- Steve

Download Two Hunters

Download Diadem of 12 Stars

10 comments:

Ellaguru said...

hi, thax for the blog.
and many thanx for sharing scott walker on 4ad, wire(rare demos!),boredoms,and all the other stuffs!
peace

orangeblossom said...

I saw these dudes play last week in the middle of the woods in Santa Cruz. There is a pretty large house (mansion) up in the hills and inorder to get to the "show" groups of people were lead by a leader with a single lantern for 15 minutes through poison oak and muddy banks. I've never seen spiders so huge but it was incredibly worth it.

el_fuser said...

this is by far the best black metal band that has stays to its own idea!! apart from Ulver!

Anonymous said...

Wrong cover, pal ...

Nevertheless: Thanks for all the goodz.

b

SezoShawn said...

Can I ask you a question? Why are you using Glorior Belli's Manifesting the Raging Beast album cover for Diadem of 12 Stars? :|

Just curious.

Best regards,
SezoShawn

Anonymous said...

sezo shawn obviously doesnt know shit about shit.
i gots diadem on green vinyl. badass!

Anonymous said...

the link for Diadem is failing at the moment

. said...

Cheers, Ongakabuka! Great blog and geat musical work yourself too.

Can you please reupload "Diadem of 12 stars", please? I love this band and cant find it anywhere else.

Thanks for all.

José. chile

Anonymous said...

Links are busted. Please reupload. You are the 1st site that Google references...

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