New Wolves in the Throne Room song
2011-09-01 by ThyCrossAwaits | 127 Comments

The opening track from Wolves In the Throne Room's upcoming album Celestial Lineage is streaming on Pitchfork. The 12-minute track, titled "Thuja Magus Imperium" can be heard at the link below.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/12323-thuja-magus-imperium/

Celestial Lineage is scheduled for a Sept. 13 release date on Southern Lord.

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DoubtGin
September 1st 2011

6749 Comments


??

Tyrael
September 1st 2011

20824 Comments


Holy shit

fucking awesome

Carnifex
September 1st 2011

1918 Comments


Listening now, soooo stoked.

Realm
September 1st 2011

2074 Comments


hmm title



cvlts
September 1st 2011

8954 Comments


niiice

Hawks
September 1st 2011

35623 Comments


Uh oh.

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Motiv3
September 1st 2011

8923 Comments


that album cover is so awesome. Gonna listen in a bit.

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011

16135 Comments


So boring.

Ire
September 1st 2011

41754 Comments


^

Hawks
September 1st 2011

35623 Comments


This was pretty good I guess.

Eskate87
September 1st 2011

959 Comments


cant wait to get home and listen

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011

16310 Comments


I am dissapoint.

Hawks
September 1st 2011

35623 Comments


Eh it's nothing really spectacular. It's good, but I was kinda underwhelmed tbh.

ThyCrossAwaits
September 1st 2011

3051 Comments


I was decently pleased.

Carnifex
September 1st 2011

1918 Comments


Yeah... I held my hopes up too high I guess, when the album drops I'm sure it'll grow on me.

TheSpirit
September 1st 2011

17724 Comments


According the staff that have heard this album already it's supposed to be really good but that song was pretty average.

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ThyCrossAwaits
September 1st 2011

3051 Comments


^ already album is already

TheSpirit
September 1st 2011

17724 Comments


fuck

eggsvonsatan
September 1st 2011

1087 Comments


Sounds good, but I feel like its missing that signature WITTR sound. The lead guitar kinda threw me off.

Tyrael
September 1st 2011

20824 Comments


According the staff that have heard this album

And who might that be?

Hawks
September 1st 2011

35623 Comments


I know some of them get promotional copies. Not sure exactly who.

Tyrael
September 1st 2011

20824 Comments


There are only a few staffers that know their way around BM so I'm guessing either redsky or Willie

KronosRage
September 1st 2011

367 Comments


It could be better, still good song

eternium
September 1st 2011

16337 Comments


Saving it for the full album.

foreverendeared
September 1st 2011

14678 Comments


Yeah I'm going to wait as well even though I've been listening to Two Hunters in my car all last month in preparation.

BallsToTheWall
September 1st 2011

44164 Comments


Song rules hard. If I cant make it to the Tallahassee date im gonna FOAD.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011

17204 Comments


the entire album owns. fuck you saggy cunts and your terrible opinions.

Tyrael
September 1st 2011

20824 Comments


the entire album owns. fuck you saggy cunts and your terrible opinions.

I knew it was you :]

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011

16135 Comments


No one cares, Adam. Upload it to Mediafire or gtfo.

eternium
September 1st 2011

16337 Comments


Upload it to Mediafire or gtfo.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011

8780 Comments


listening now

about as good as I was expecting. :]

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011

8780 Comments


idk why you guys are disappointed, that was fucking awesome :]

G3N3R1C
September 1st 2011

1945 Comments


judging from the comments on here, i'm calling it now: 2011's Marrow of the Spirit.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011

8780 Comments


haha watch me 5 this or something :]

Transcend
September 1st 2011

361 Comments


"dk why you guys are disappointed"

probs bcuz it wasn't trve enough

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011

16135 Comments


Lol. Yeah, everyone's gonna think it sucks except for Noctus.

G3N3R1C
September 1st 2011

1945 Comments


this sounds cool btw. never heard a full album of theirs before though.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011

8780 Comments


listening again

okay I'm really, really excited for this. blew my expectations out of the water.

ThyCrossAwaits
September 1st 2011

3051 Comments


I'm upset he chose to gtfo. :[

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011

8780 Comments


oh my word i honestly can't stop listening to this

this is just fantastic

only bit I don't like much is the female vocals at the start but the rest is fucking sublime

Transcend
September 1st 2011

361 Comments


It's a bit Cleansing-esque in structure, with the female vocals/ambiance at the beginning and such. Also, the song fucking slays. The album could easily make it into my top 10 of the year.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011

8780 Comments


i just love how rich it sounds in comparison to the last two records, the synths fill a gap that was in black cascade and two hunters for me. this could be spectacular.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011

18311 Comments


3.25/5

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Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011

7023 Comments


Enjoyed this. Definitely getting a Two Hunters vibe.

Digging: FKA twigs - LP1

Bleekill
September 1st 2011

832 Comments


This destroys Black Cascade already. BC was so boring.

Yeah this album will be a 3.5ish for me

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011

18311 Comments


How do you even know that was one song.

Willie
Moderator
September 1st 2011

15911 Comments


This is easily my favorite release of their's.

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acorncheese
September 1st 2011

7119 Comments


FUCK SO GOOD

acorncheese
September 1st 2011

7119 Comments


can't wait to see them.

acorncheese
September 1st 2011

7119 Comments


wtf, that part with the wah pedal is the greatest thing i've ever heard

InFiction
September 1st 2011

3651 Comments


Pretty much more of the same, which is awesome.

AdenZerda
September 1st 2011

118 Comments


I will listen to this album at high volumes until my ears break

Gmork89
September 1st 2011

5510 Comments


Listening now, will report back and spread love.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011

16310 Comments


Repeated listens made this a little better but it still doesn't blow me away.

Motiv3
September 1st 2011

8923 Comments


i need to revisit the other WITTR albums its been a while.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011

16135 Comments


Same here, Kyle. The song has some decent moments individually, but together, they just seem aimless.

Gmork89
September 1st 2011

5510 Comments


I think it all felt really cohesive, it's seemed to have the same underlying feeling the whole time.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2011

16310 Comments


The song has some decent moments individually, but together, they just seem aimless.

Agreed. The female vocals, the melody, the awesome wah-pedal part, they all are very nice but I feel no cohesion here.

TheStarclassicTreatment
September 1st 2011

2910 Comments


Better than anything on Two Hunters.

Motiv3
September 1st 2011

8923 Comments


wow the wah pedal part was incredibe.

Hawks
September 1st 2011

35623 Comments


I'm with Crysis and Angel on this one.

Motiv3
September 1st 2011

8923 Comments


So yeah, this song was really good. Middle Section was easily the best part.

someguest
September 1st 2011

20393 Comments


I will probably be seeing these guys on Labor Day and I will have a copy of the album before any of you.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2011

8780 Comments


last 5 minutes are just

oh man

maybe this year won't suck after all :]

psykonaut
September 1st 2011

3913 Comments


i enjoyed this quite a bit

GodL1ke
September 1st 2011

804 Comments


WOAH THIS IS AMAZING

cant wait to hear the rest

Inveigh
September 1st 2011

24944 Comments


it did feel a little disjointed, but it was still pretty awesome

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Thelungswarm
September 2nd 2011

10 Comments


Just finished my review of this for a local magazine. Celestial Lineage is amazing!

acorncheese
September 2nd 2011

7119 Comments


link pl0x

Eskate87
September 2nd 2011

959 Comments


this is fucking AMAZING. so goddamn pumped. possibly order a WITTR shirt so i can be that much more kvlt.

acorncheese
September 2nd 2011

7119 Comments


^i would be they all look 2 metuhl

ameypv
September 2nd 2011

807 Comments


"the entire album owns. fuck you saggy cunts and your terrible opinions."

this.

"Upload it to Mediafire or gtfo."

kinda this too.

defjaw83
September 2nd 2011

1765 Comments


Song rules. Never listened to these before so have no point of reference but this song made me wet

GodL1ke
September 2nd 2011

804 Comments


all the much better. if this was their debut album people would've been raving about this track imo

EyesWideShut
September 2nd 2011

3131 Comments


Black Casacade was boring, so this is a welcoming change. they better put out the lyrics to this album.

"Upload it to Mediafire or gtfo."

Thelungswarm
September 2nd 2011

10 Comments


I don't have a link because my reviews get sent to me streaming version only. Suckas!

acorncheese
September 2nd 2011

7119 Comments


link to ya review, sun

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 2nd 2011

8780 Comments


they better put out the lyrics to this album.


check metallum :]

Comatorium.
September 2nd 2011

4106 Comments


I'll let you know how i think this is after i wake up from the boredom coma.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 2nd 2011

8780 Comments


still blowing me the fuck away

oh my god

Tyrael
September 2nd 2011

20824 Comments


New album's gonna rule face

Comatorium.
September 2nd 2011

4106 Comments


New album's gonna rule my face against the pillow.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 2nd 2011

8780 Comments


IT LEAKED

Transcend
September 2nd 2011

361 Comments


GYAHHHH

Transcend
September 2nd 2011

361 Comments


I can't find it... Either I suck at Google, or I'm really gullible. Or both.

G3N3R1C
September 2nd 2011

1945 Comments


just saw a link, so i DLd it.

now to decide: should i START with this album? or go listen to some of their other shit first?

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 2nd 2011

16135 Comments


Sup, where's my link?

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 2nd 2011

8780 Comments


i'd start with two hunters

and no transcend i'm not bullshitting, i don't do that :]

Vesper
September 2nd 2011

3085 Comments


Noctus, gimmegimmegimme.

Hawks
September 2nd 2011

35623 Comments


Hell yeah, listening now!

acorncheese
September 3rd 2011

7119 Comments


link link link me please please please PLEASE!!!!!!!

psykonaut
September 3rd 2011

3913 Comments


ugh can't find it

MaskAtTheMasquerade
September 3rd 2011

2887 Comments


YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ITS GREAT BUHDA BOP BAAA BAAAAAAA

Vesper
September 3rd 2011

3085 Comments


Oh, my god, Astral Blood.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2011

16135 Comments


Only track I've really cared for so far (minus one of the interludes, I think).

ThyCrossAwaits
September 3rd 2011

3051 Comments


Please dear god link me somebody.

Vesper
September 3rd 2011

3085 Comments


Yeah, I was getting a bit worried there in the middle, so I might be overrating it a little because of the jump from Woodland Cathedral.

ThyCrossAwaits
September 3rd 2011

3051 Comments


See my previous comment.

Transcend
September 3rd 2011

361 Comments


Shoutbox.

acorncheese
September 3rd 2011

7119 Comments


listening right now. loving it. not too hot on the placement of woodland cathedral. especially coming directly after rainbow illness. that's kind of a head scratcher. but the actual songs have been fucking great so far.

acorncheese
September 3rd 2011

7119 Comments


ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. just finished listening. three "legitimate" songs, wittr? really? prayer of transformation is just as boring and irrelevant of a closer/song in general as agalloch's to drown. while i love thuja, subterranean initiation and astral blood, i feel that the rest of the tracks are just pointless. god dammit.

MoosechriS
September 3rd 2011

4950 Comments


just seen this has leaked and all of the links i keep finding have already been pulled. Going away from the weekend now anyways so i'll have another look when i get back. Feedback for this and the new opeth are pretty polarised so it'll be interesting to hear them both.

GodL1ke
September 3rd 2011

804 Comments


"i feel that the rest of the tracks are just pointless."

i feel you're not feeling the music

Wizard
September 3rd 2011

19335 Comments


Why would I listen to one song when I can hear the whole album right now?

Digging: YOB - Clearing The Path To Ascend

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
September 3rd 2011

7023 Comments


Don't you buy all your music?

G3N3R1C
September 3rd 2011

1945 Comments


will give this a listen after i'm finished listening to Heritage for the 4th time.

Transcend
September 3rd 2011

361 Comments


This is waaaaaaaaaaay better than MEHritage.





jk about the meh, Heritage is great. But this is still better.

G3N3R1C
September 3rd 2011

1945 Comments


hmmm.... now i'm not sure. might listen to Heritage again after this listen. then maybe again. or the new Thrice. idk.

Transcend
September 3rd 2011

361 Comments


If you haven't already, give new Corrupted a listen. It's yet another amazing September 2011 release.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 3rd 2011

8780 Comments


okay finally listening now but it's underwhelming me

plus the quality of the leak is bullshit

i might wait for a better one before listening

Transcend
September 3rd 2011

361 Comments


192 isn't THAT bad, but yeah, I'll wait to finalize impressions until I get my copy in the mail.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 3rd 2011

8780 Comments


trust me, this isn't 192

this is a lower quality rip made to look like a 192

remember the 192 leak of marrow? same story

damn the similarities here are really weird :]

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2011

16310 Comments


it's ok

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
September 3rd 2011

7023 Comments


agree that the quality is crap, i won't be forming my impressions on this leak.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 3rd 2011

8780 Comments


wow that ending was bollocks

hmmm :[

Transcend
September 3rd 2011

361 Comments


Hey now, I liked Prayer :[

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 3rd 2011

8780 Comments


no no so did I, probably my second favorite track overall, but the very ending, the last couple of minutes

BUILD BUILD BUILB BUI-lolbye :[

Transcend
September 3rd 2011

361 Comments


You do have a point. They easily could've extended it a couple minutes and added in an epic climax.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
September 3rd 2011

8780 Comments


i'm still not sure what to think of this album

i'm going to wait for a better leak before listening again :]

Jips
September 3rd 2011

1129 Comments


These guys blew the power in the back of the bar that they played in last night...

zaruyache
September 3rd 2011

6267 Comments


Initial album reaction: needs more Two Hunters.

Digging: CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe

someguest
September 3rd 2011

20393 Comments


These guys blew the power in the back of the bar that they played in last night...


Were you there?

zaruyache
September 3rd 2011

6267 Comments


Woodland Cathedral is just sooooo out of place on this record.

acorncheese
September 3rd 2011

7119 Comments


This feels like marrow of the spirit all over again to me. Severe lack of content. But at least when there is content it's actually good.

Jips
September 6th 2011

1129 Comments


yes i was there... they dropped their light show so they wouldnt blow the fuse again and played by latern light... was pretty metal actually

Wizard
September 6th 2011

19335 Comments


Don't you buy all your music?

Just making a point that these "Song Release" news articles are kind of dumb.

zaruyache
September 7th 2011

6267 Comments


For stuff that's already leaked, yeah. They do kinda serve as a place to discuss the songs before a review can be posted, I guess.


New WitTR isn't that great. I think am disappoint.



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