5 Songs, 46 Minutes


Mastered for iTunes


Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Archituthis ,

good, but not what I was expecting.

I should have read the reviews.
I know this album will grow on me, but right now I'm disappointed cause it's not the BM from Wolves that I was expecting.

Lord Slothrop ,

Ambient Bliss

I'm a huge fan of their earlier albums and believe that they are one of the more interesting USBM bands to emerge in the past 20 years. While, in general, I am not a big fan of electronica/ambient music, I do know that there are brilliant examples extent in which this genre truly shines. I believe this album is one such example. Think Brian Eno meets early Pink Floyd meets Satan's embryonic hope. I dunno. Like most experimental music, it's an acquired taste. Some might liken this to a pile of uncooked squid spread with fromunda cheese and seasoned with the crusty scabs freshly pulled from squirming baby lepers. Balderdash. Know that it's an extra large pizza topped with whatever your imagination craves.

Askeptiscelis ,

A Worthy Experiment

When I first heard about this album about 12 minutes ago, I had to buy it because I have a huge WITTR fan. I was expecting perhaps some darkly ambient metal, and was surprised when I first heard the songs. In fact, I was so surprised that I was baffled!

Did iTunes make a mistake? Is this a prank? No, and I'm really quite pleased with the new sound. While not dark and heavy with guitars, drums, and screamed vocals, the feeling presented through this album is nonetheless dark, foreboding, and shadowy. As a Washingtonian living on the edge of the Cascade mountain range, I feel that the tone of this album fits perfectly with the local and is very suggestive to me of the dark, wet places often overlooked. The mood is somber, mysterious and yet it is epic and enlightening. "Turning Ever Towards the Sun" and "Celestite Mirror" are excellent tracks.

While it may be a different turn from their previous four albums, it is nontheless well worth the purchase in my opinion. While some may be disappointed that the album is not as heavy or "violent" as their previous releases, the fact that they can reach the same ambient feel through a different genre speaks volumes of the talent and intentions of Wolves in the Throne Room.

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