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.
Download Two Hunters
Download Diadem of 12 Stars