New Wolves In the Throne Room
2014-05-28 by Simon B. AKA Sputs OFFICIAL Pooh Bear | 156 Comments
Black Metal band Wolves In The Throne Room have released their first single of their
upcoming instrumental album, Celestite.

Stream the single 'Celestite Mirror', via Pitchfork:
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/16946-wolves-in-the-throne-room-celestite-mirror/

The album is set to be released on 7th July in the UK/Europe and July 8th in North America
under the band's new record label, Artemisia Records.

Tagged: Wolves in the Throne Room

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ti0n
May 28th 2014
1559 Comments


... is gonna suck?

Digging: The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave

Evreaia
May 28th 2014
4047 Comments


I actually found this song rather impressive, the atmosphere it conjures up is masterfully done.

This basically what Varg has been aiming at with Sol austan, Mani vestan and The Ways of Yore. But unlike Varg, Wolves actually made something stellar.

I'm really excited now for the full thing, if all songs are of this quality, it will be great.

Digging: Grouper - Ruins

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
May 28th 2014
20063 Comments


stoked even though i haven't heard their last 2 albums. Two Hunters and 12 stars are great though

Digging: Trophy Eyes - Mend, Move On

pedro70512
May 28th 2014
3430 Comments


...what is happening O8

Digging: Gris - Il Etait une Foret...

pedro70512
May 28th 2014
3430 Comments


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Nikkolae
May 28th 2014
4865 Comments


what is this i dont even

Digging: Giant - Song

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2014
18858 Comments


this is certainly better than anything theyve done in recent memory. way more berlin school influenced than i thought they would dare to go, but its not bad.

the second half is much better than the first half. too bad for them other artists do this kind of thing much better.

Digging: Substance / Vainqueur - Reverberation / Reverberate

Emyay
May 28th 2014
5974 Comments


never heard these guys didn't know they were ambient

CrimsonLies
May 28th 2014
2045 Comments


Enjoyed the track a lot. Pre-orders are up but I won't be getting it until they lower the shipping ($11.25, seriously?)

deathofasalesman
May 28th 2014
5852 Comments


Just this album.

First few albums are Cascadian bm.

pedro70512
May 28th 2014
3430 Comments


"never heard these guys didn't know they were ambient"

can't tell if serious.

climactic
May 28th 2014
19836 Comments


this is great. love it

adace1
May 28th 2014
231 Comments


Really nice stuff.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2014
10354 Comments


Reminds me of Cassandra Gemini's breakdown halfway through

Amebix
May 28th 2014
240 Comments


wow, another band that went from good to boring as fuck, who needs the onehundredthousandth ambient band? They were black metal and are now pussing out...

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2014
10354 Comments


"pussing out"

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
May 28th 2014
20063 Comments


at least they're gonna try something different. I heard their last 2 albums were just more of the same

Amphoteric
May 28th 2014
2011 Comments


Because there's definitely a lot more ambient artists than there are black metal bands..

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
May 28th 2014
20063 Comments


honestly as long as it's good who cares if it's bm, ambient, or a mix of both

Amebix
May 28th 2014
240 Comments


but this is not good, it is uninspired and boring.

@Atari
Yeh Neurosis fans would highly appreciate if their next album is "Dance Pop", at least they would have tried something different then...

TheSpirit
May 28th 2014
17986 Comments


Neurosis fans would eat up anything the band does at this point, so yeah, they probs would

Digging: Volahn - Aq Ab Al

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
May 28th 2014
20063 Comments


lol, quite the extreme example. I haven't even heard the track, all I meant was there's nothing wrong with a band changing directions like that if done correctly (take Ulver for example)

TheSpirit
May 28th 2014
17986 Comments


This is a pretty logical move for the band. Anyone who says otherwise, well, is dumb

Emyay
May 28th 2014
5974 Comments


"can't tell if serious."

;)


Atari
Contributing Reviewer
May 28th 2014
20063 Comments


agreed spirit

YouAreNoJedi
May 28th 2014
23 Comments


I hope this is on par with Two Hunters.
Gonna have to check this in a little bit.

MoosechriS
May 28th 2014
5053 Comments


The band has mentioned more than once that this is merely an excursion and that they intend to go back to black metal at some point. But i enjoy pretty much all the bands material so im easy either way

adr
May 28th 2014
3277 Comments


i dig this, hope there is some BM tho...

Digging: Full Of Hell & Merzbow - Full Of Hell & Merzbow

TheSpirit
May 28th 2014
17986 Comments


Pretty sure there isnt

Amebix
May 28th 2014
240 Comments


@Atari

We sadly disagree once more Ulver made one good CD and that was their first one, after that it went downhill faster than the speed of light.

And I do NOT appreciate if a band changes the direction COMPLETELY, I am a fan of a band for a reason, because I like the music style and not becuase I think the drum player has nice hair. It is ok that they alter their style a bit, that is what I call evolving.

But if I buy the next AmenRA CD I expect "Post-metal" and if i buy the next Grimes CD I expect "electronic witchery".

If Grimes suddenly would do Pop-Punk and AmenRA would do djent, they both should do this under different names, otherwise I call this selling out or treating the fans like shit.

TheSpirit
May 28th 2014
17986 Comments


You're making it so drastic; ambiance has always played a pivotal part in WITTR's sound, so the "change" is pretty seamless.

Amebix
May 28th 2014
240 Comments


I disgree, they were a cascading black metal band with a few ambient parts. Overall they were BM and nothing else.

As the new CD will be exactly like that one track (according to the band), it has NOTHING to do with metal at all, it cannot get more drastical, the change of a music style, for me they can go to hell now. I do not need boring ambient music.

People who like ambient music will probably appreciate this, but they are not the target audience of a BM band.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2014
18858 Comments


yeah dude this is what wolves have always sounded like just without blasts and screams. this barely a
musical excursion.

GhettoHmbrglr
May 28th 2014
594 Comments


as a wittr fan, i think this is great.

Amebix
May 28th 2014
240 Comments


yeh just that blasts and screams were 95% of their music...

TheSpirit
May 28th 2014
17986 Comments


"People who like ambient music will probably appreciate this, but they are not the target audience of a BM band."

Anyone who knows about BM and the history of its artists/culture, knows how intertwined the two genres are. Black metal in ways, is a stepping-stone to ambient, so I really don't think most WITTR fans will mind, or will at least won't immediately write it off before giving it a chance.

TheSpirit
May 28th 2014
17986 Comments


Not to mention this is a total WIITR kind of move

Amebix
May 28th 2014
240 Comments


it is a HUGE difference to have a few ambient parts in their sound, almost every band has this (Neurosis, AMenRa), but this is a completely change of music style.
No guitars, no drums, no singing...

MoosechriS
May 28th 2014
5053 Comments


i'm amused at how shocked people are by the supposed change on this, As if it's a massive and unusual thing.



Burzum anyone!?!?!?!?!?

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2014
18858 Comments


almost every band has this (Neurosis, AMenRa)


lol

Amebix
May 28th 2014
240 Comments


Neurosis and AmenRa also use ambient sounscapes as a layer to their music, maybe you should relisten to those bands. But to make a boring uninspired electronic CD is a completely different thing, like that has not been done thousands of times better before.

BMDrummer
May 28th 2014
9369 Comments


Shweet

Digging: Fugazi - First Demo

MoosechriS
May 28th 2014
5053 Comments


really enjoying the new track, listened to it 3 times now.

BigPleb
May 28th 2014
37536 Comments


Lol this thread!

Sweet tune, though.

LordePots
May 28th 2014
8164 Comments


lol stalagtite + celestial = celestite

brutal album name

but i liked celestial lineage so will check

Digging: Kitty Pryde - FROSTBITE

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2014
16466 Comments


pretty good first half was kinda boring though

titanslayer
May 28th 2014
2035 Comments


I really didn't like this. As much as I love WITTR I'll probably pass on this album

titanslayer
May 28th 2014
2035 Comments


lol at Amebix

jimmykidd
May 28th 2014
533 Comments


lol at the butt hurt.

sounds pretty fuckin sweet to me. prefer this than another celestial lineage, which was meh..

LordePots
May 28th 2014
8164 Comments


wow amebix is full retard



Nikkolae
May 28th 2014
4865 Comments


Amebix dudee chill brah if you dont like it fine but stop pretending like this is such a departure from what wittr have done, I mean just listen to behold the vastness and sorrow or cleansing and tell me most of those songs aren't made up of ambient

LordePots
May 28th 2014
8164 Comments


wittr have literally always been lumped in with the atmospheric bm bands anyways so he's fucking kidding himself

pedro70512
May 28th 2014
3430 Comments


Seriously if you're craving black metal go jam one of their other four albums. They're all worthwhile and the first two are excellent. I rather enjoyed this, and it makes sense considering the band's MO of channeling-the-essence-of-the-forest themes.

Keyblade
May 28th 2014
15199 Comments


"Neurosis and AmenRa also use ambient sounscapes as a layer to their music, maybe you should relisten to those bands. But to make a boring uninspired electronic CD is a completely different thing, like that has not been done thousands of times better before."

How do you know the album is boring? Already making assumptions and blaming the band for your inability to enjoy anything that doesn't have guitars and drums.

Can't wait to hear this song btw, I've been quietly anticipating this album, have a feeling it will rule.

Digging: Insides - Euphoria

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
May 28th 2014
20063 Comments


Already making assumptions and blaming the band for your inability to enjoy anything that doesn't have guitars and drums.


haha. nailed it


Amebix
May 28th 2014
240 Comments


no growls = no music...face it!

Relinquished
May 28th 2014
25488 Comments


and anyone who argues with amebix henceforth deserves to be banned

in the face

zaruyache
May 28th 2014
7226 Comments


Spacey wow.

Digging: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - In Glorious Times

Calc
May 28th 2014
12292 Comments


I feel like I have 10 artists who already make this music so I guess I'll pass on this album

Digging: Stolas - Allomaternal

CrimsonLies
May 28th 2014
2045 Comments


"We sadly disagree once more Ulver made one good CD and that was their first one, after that it went
downhill faster than the speed of light."

I would have disagreed with you there because nothing travels faster than the speed of light
(excluding expansion/stretching of space and hypothetical particles i.e. in terms of something moving
in a vacuum) but one exception that does is useless, shortlived information so congratulations

LordePots
May 28th 2014
8164 Comments


lol so hard

Derkyle
May 28th 2014
188 Comments


So.......black metal? I think this track could use some more blast beats.

zaruyache
May 28th 2014
7226 Comments


Yeah hopefully their next album has lots of them. And doesn't sound like Celestial Lineage.

cvlts
May 28th 2014
8976 Comments


well i dont know shit about this genre but my ears liked it so

ZippaThaRippa
May 28th 2014
2439 Comments


It was fun

Upsidedown_and_Sideways
May 28th 2014
265 Comments


this thread was a pleasure to go through with the ambiance of the track punctuating some of the funnier comments.

ThomasTheCure
May 28th 2014
300 Comments


meh, it was alright. nothing worth bitching about, especially since they'll return to BM soon enough after this comes out. the song's generally pleasant sounding, but it never goes anywhere particularly interesting. still better than their last two LPs, though.

Eunuch
May 28th 2014
1277 Comments


probably gunna be boring like their bm stuff but might check

Eons
May 29th 2014
482 Comments


Not familiar with these guys. I really love this though. Maybe I like it because I don't have that hindsight bias like all of you.

eternium
May 29th 2014
16338 Comments


I actually like this.

Keyblade
May 29th 2014
15199 Comments


Fuck that track was good. Everything I was expecting and more

Vakarian12
May 29th 2014
3894 Comments


great track. really looking forward for this

Digging: Ghost Brigade - IV - One with the Storm

Evreaia
May 29th 2014
4047 Comments


Me too, I was hesitant when they announced what they planned to do, but after hearing this, I have full faith they'll succeed.

erizen826
May 29th 2014
605 Comments


I turned this on and actually forgot I was listening to it a couple times.

Zackkkk
May 29th 2014
84 Comments


Am I wrong, or did I read that this album was formed from the buried in the mix ambient sections of Celestial Lineage? Like the tracks from this new album were actually on that record? You just couldn't really make them out with the black metal on top. I could be way off, but parts of that song do sound familiar.

Infernis
May 29th 2014
398 Comments


This rules. Opening bit reminds me of H.U.V.A Network or something. Dig all their stuff - and honestly, they make music for themselves, so who cares what they do? You either like it or you don't right..

Wizard
May 29th 2014
19607 Comments


Fucking awesome track.

They can do no wrong.

Digging: Earth - Primitive and Deadly

climactic
May 29th 2014
19836 Comments


yeah it rules. wasnt expecting those doomy guitars in the second half. album will be great no doubt, might be better than celestial and maybe cascade

Wizard
May 29th 2014
19607 Comments


I disgree, they were a cascading black metal band with a few ambient parts. Overall they were BM and nothing else.

As the new CD will be exactly like that one track (according to the band), it has NOTHING to do with metal at all, it cannot get more drastical, the change of a music style, for me they can go to hell now. I do not need boring ambient music.

People who like ambient music will probably appreciate this, but they are not the target audience of a BM band.


You couldn't be any more wrong on this subject. Atmospheric bm and ambient parallel each in other in so many ways it's not ever funny. When bm bands go on those elongated runs of single tremolo runs, doesn't it ever sound like pressing down a key with a ton of reverb backing it up? Both types of compositions are vast in their execution.

As for target audience, a majority of these atmospheric bm bands attract a shit ton of hipsters for the same reasons I've stated above. Have you ever listened to Burzum in your life dude? Ask most bm fans which Burzum album they love the most and a majority of them will tell you Hvis lyset tar oss and Filosofem. These are some of Vargs most trance inducing albums; very much like what ambient music is supposed to do to you and not to mention both albums are book-ended by ambient tracks. So now that you've been schooled (and I can continue if you would like), do you now see why ambient and bm go hand in hand?

Keyblade
May 29th 2014
15199 Comments


Word up Wiz

Amphoteric
May 30th 2014
2011 Comments


"otherwise I call this selling out or treating the fans like shit."

Or, you know, just making whatever you want to make.

Evreaia
May 30th 2014
4047 Comments


Wiz is going strong

Emyay
May 30th 2014
5974 Comments


that dude Amebix is very dumb and immature. he's also very ignorant and has a strong lack of self awareness.

5.0 classic
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
This will be remembered as their Magnum Opus, in a few years this will be the reference for blackened folk metal. It is just too much to handle for the standard black metal jerks!



MoosechriS
May 30th 2014
5053 Comments


Wiz schooling fools, love it m/

Amebix
May 30th 2014
240 Comments


"You couldn't be any more wrong on this subject. Atmospheric bm and ambient parallel each in other in so many ways it's not ever funny. When bm bands go on those elongated runs of single tremolo runs, doesn't it ever sound like pressing down a key with a ton of reverb backing it up? Both types of compositions are vast in their execution. As for target audience, a majority of these atmospheric bm bands attract a shit ton of hipsters for the same reasons I've stated above. Have you ever listened to Burzum in your life dude? Ask most bm fans which Burzum album they love the most and a majority of them will tell you Hvis lyset tar oss and Filosofem. These are some of Vargs most trance inducing albums; very much like what ambient music is supposed to do to you and not to mention both albums are book-ended by ambient tracks. So now that you've been schooled (and I can continue if you would like), do you now see why ambient and bm go hand in hand?"



First, Burzum is a piece of NAZI shit, so it has no value what music he ever made or will make. People supporting him are supporting facism and people who support facism are assholes.

Second, yes there are "some" black metal bands who put some ambient parts into their music, but this is a whole different thing than to make a complete ambient album, if I want ambient, then I buy early Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze, they at least know how to do such music.

Third, the vast majority of Black Metal bands really have nothing to do with any kind of ambient music. I am pretty sure you know bands like Emperor, Darkthrone,Immortal, Mayhem, Gorgoroth, God Seed and so on.


Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 30th 2014
16466 Comments


vast majority of bm

names almost exclusively second-wave norwegian bm

pedro70512
May 30th 2014
3430 Comments


I saw Wolves live (in a parking lot by candlelight under a full moon, no less) and it was so...meditative. Everyone was quiet and let the music wash over them. It could have been My Bloody Valentine playing. It could have been nobody playing, just a gathering of prayer at the altar of all things natural and mysterious. Really an amazing experience.

If anyone argues that this is a new direction, they should listen to "Dea Artio" a few more times.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 30th 2014
16466 Comments


yeah i saw them play behind some warehouse, was p sweet

LordePots
May 30th 2014
8164 Comments


"ust a gathering of prayer at the altar of all things natural and mysterious"

hippy dippy bullshit

would be cool tho

pedro70512
May 30th 2014
3430 Comments


Totally hippy dippy but Wolves is legit when it comes to treehugging. They live on their own sustainable farm and all that jazz.

LordePots
May 30th 2014
8164 Comments


haha yeah its cool I'm just a hater

pedro70512
May 30th 2014
3430 Comments


Still waiting on that Blood Mountain review.

ZippaThaRippa
May 30th 2014
2439 Comments


"First, Burzum is a piece of NAZI shit, so it has no value what music he ever made or will make. People supporting him are supporting facism and people who support facism are assholes."

Nah. You can be racist and right wing and still produce music with artistic value. For example, Arghoslent. It's all just part of the art.

zaruyache
May 30th 2014
7226 Comments


Dangit Amebix why you have to fanboyrage all the time.

TheSpirit
May 31st 2014
17986 Comments


"Third, the vast majority of Black Metal bands really have nothing to do with any kind of ambient music. I am pretty sure you know bands like Emperor, Darkthrone,Immortal, Mayhem, Gorgoroth, God Seed and so on."

I've concluded you have to be a troll, because nobody could ever be this dumb

Wizard
May 31st 2014
19607 Comments


I'm starting to believe that as well.

I mean he mentioned Emperor, a symphonic black metal band. Does that even compute Amebix?

Evreaia
May 31st 2014
4047 Comments


"First, Burzum is a piece of NAZI shit, so it has no value what music he ever made or will make."


Statements like that are bad for your metal cred, just so you know.

Second, yes there are "some" black metal bands who put some ambient parts into their music, but
this is a whole different thing than to make a complete ambient album


Its an experiment, band tend to do this some times. Its much more logical for Wolves to write an
Ambient album, than it was for Agalloch to write a neo-folk one. And I hear no one complaining about
that.

"Third, the vast majority of Black Metal bands really have nothing to do with any kind of ambient
music.


Oh boy, how much Black metal have you heard in you life? I have a feeling its not that much..



Underflow
May 31st 2014
2587 Comments


The connection between black metal and ambient should be abundantly clear.

Amebix
May 31st 2014
240 Comments


"I mean he mentioned Emperor, a symphonic black metal band. Does that even compute Amebix? "

Umm, Emperor are a progressive BM band and are using keyboards but that has NOTHING to do with being ambient, or do you call a Metalcore band using keyboards ambient?

And the list of BM bands that have nothing to do with ambient music is almost endless but you did not expect me to write them all down, eh?

ZippaThaRippa
May 31st 2014
2439 Comments


Someone clearly doesn't listen to ambient metalcore.

MoosechriS
May 31st 2014
5053 Comments


but then again the list of bands who have ambient stylings could be equally endless. Let alone the amount of bands who have also released ambient only albums over the course of their career.

Burzum
Dolentia
Grimorc
Paysage D'hiver
Tomhet
Ulver

a few names that sprung to mind straight away, all bm bands that have released full ambient albums or in the case of Ulver, have evolved into a fully ambient electronic band.

pedro70512
May 31st 2014
3430 Comments


Hey guys, I hear Wolves in the Throne room are about to release an ambient album. That should be
pretty cool and help underscore the parallels between black metal and ambient.

Keyblade
May 31st 2014
15199 Comments


Just have to listen to Paysage D'hiver or Darkspace, and see how they straddle the line between the two genres, to get an idea of how they are parallel. Seriously, if you've listened to enough black metal you'd be able to see it. They're my 2 favorite genres for a reason. They have the same goals (ie: evoke atmosphere through ambiance [!] ) and repetition, but just diverge on how they achieve that goal.

zaruyache
May 31st 2014
7226 Comments


That's a really good summation, Keyblade. Never thought of it like that.

Many BM bands use lo-fi production to create walls-of-noise and evoke certain atmospheres. Using walls of static with barely-perceptible melodic layering (or percussion, vocals, etc.) sounds very ambient-esque to me.

TheSpirit
May 31st 2014
17986 Comments


Why has nobody mentioned the fact that there is a black metal subgenre SPECIFICALLY named 'ambient black metal'

Relinquished
May 31st 2014
25488 Comments


I thought it was 'atmospheric black metal'

not possible to have ambient metal

climactic
May 31st 2014
19836 Comments


nah two different things (closely related obv). ive always thought of ambient bm as stuff like paysage and darkspace:
essentially ambient music played through black metal. barely any distinction between the drums, guitars, vocals, and
synths...just a wall of sound that happens to have shrieks and blastbeats. whereas atmospheric bm is stuff like wolves,
drudkh, panopticon etc: black metal that creates an atmosphere through lots of delay, reverb, keys, etc

Relinquished
May 31st 2014
25488 Comments


well yeah, but it's all just a mix and the term confucked my mind

climactic
May 31st 2014
19836 Comments


hm, thought it was a fairly common term. i guess it falls under "atmospheric black metal" regardless

Relinquished
May 31st 2014
25488 Comments


no more new genres to further promote lazy descriptions

climactic
May 31st 2014
19836 Comments


NEEDS MOAR SUBSUBSUBGENRES

SCREAM!
May 31st 2014
10307 Comments


As if I just read through this whole thing. I think I may have lost a brain cell or two in the process (I'd ask Amebix to give them back but doesn't look like he can spare any).

Anyway, the track is cool. I was starting to worry a bit but then it morphed into that droney kind of sound and overall I'm looking forward to the album.

SCREAM!
May 31st 2014
10307 Comments


But seriously if they want anyone to buy the LP they're gonna have to do something about that shipping cost

pedro70512
May 31st 2014
3430 Comments


"no more new genres to further promote lazy descriptions"

This so much. Vocabulary is a thing. The constant arguing over genres is the most frustrating thing on Sputnik.

Relinquished
May 31st 2014
25488 Comments


yea but you sometimes don't know your genres pedro

MoosechriS
May 31st 2014
5053 Comments


I bought it with shipping to the uk, 47 US dollars poorer as a result which i think worked at just un 30 pounds. The shipping cost was pretty much the se as the cost of the lp. Im assuming from the comments on here even the shipping for north america is extortionate?

CrimsonLies
May 31st 2014
2045 Comments


Yeah the shipping is too expensive, I'm waiting for a distro to hopefully sell it

SCREAM!
May 31st 2014
10307 Comments


Shipping to Canada was something like 19.50 if I remember correctly. So yeah, not a huge enough fan of these guys to take that big a gamble on a pre order

CrimsonLies
May 31st 2014
2045 Comments


Even shipping within America is $11.50 alone, which makes no sense to me unless it's priority shipping but even so the price is steep

pedro70512
May 31st 2014
3430 Comments


@Relinquished - I really shouldn't argue that point, but I also don't really care about genre labels.
People getting pissed off about Wolves not being "true" black metal because whatever reasons, is Isis
sludge metal, who cares if Ulcerate is tech death or post-death, people threw shit at Cynic for using
vocoders on their Focus tour...it just gets old.

ConorIsNotHere
May 31st 2014
1290 Comments


This thread was somewhat fun to read lol

Digging: Taylor Swift - 1989

pedro70512
May 31st 2014
3430 Comments


I mean, I do care. It's nice to have an easy reference like "dude, this is Cascadian black metal" and
you immediately know that it's up your alley or "it's deathcore" and just fuck off. K I'm done thx.

SCREAM!
May 31st 2014
10307 Comments


And that right there is why people obsess over endless genre classifications ^^

titanslayer
May 31st 2014
2035 Comments


It's dumb to get mad if someone classifies a band as a slightly different genre then you think they are though

Wizard
May 31st 2014
19607 Comments


Umm, Emperor are a progressive BM band and are using keyboards but that has NOTHING to do with being ambient, or do you call a Metalcore band using keyboards ambient?

And the list of BM bands that have nothing to do with ambient music is almost endless but you did not expect me to write them all down, eh?


Ignorance is bliss I guess.

Just have to listen to Paysage D'hiver or Darkspace, and see how they straddle the line between the two genres, to get an idea of how they are parallel. Seriously, if you've listened to enough black metal you'd be able to see it. They're my 2 favorite genres for a reason. They have the same goals (ie: evoke atmosphere through ambiance [!] ) and repetition, but just diverge on how they achieve that goal.

Just listen to Keyblade Amebix. He just stole the words out of my mouth. Please just listen to more bm and come back when you're ready or do I have to post my bm list yet again to settle this argument once and for all?

Relinquished
May 31st 2014
25488 Comments


at this point in music history many bands are playing music with blurred stylings. but in some cases,
if the elements considered for the classification within a genre are clearly missing, then shit I
have all the reason to blast your ass for calling [insert band] [insert misappropriated genre label].

like it all matters though

jtswope
May 31st 2014
2430 Comments


"Yeh Neurosis fans would highly appreciate if their next album is "Dance Pop", at least they would have tried something different then…"

A dance pop Neurosis album would honestly probably rule.

Catatonic
May 31st 2014
143 Comments


Fantastic.

pedro70512
May 31st 2014
3430 Comments


"A dance pop Neurosis album would honestly probably rule."

If it turned out like J-pop death metal I would be pretty happy.

zaruyache
May 31st 2014
7226 Comments


Devin Townsend did a pop metal album. Don't see why Neurosis couldn't do a dance pop album.

Relinquished
May 31st 2014
25488 Comments


they could but they won't

pedro70512
May 31st 2014
3430 Comments


Post-disco

Wizard
June 1st 2014
19607 Comments


Blackened disco with ambient interludes?

ConorIsNotHere
June 1st 2014
1290 Comments


^Amebix will hate that after one song, then call it "a boring uninspired electronic CD"

zaruyache
June 1st 2014
7226 Comments


I'd listen the hell out of that. New Todd Terje is instrumental disco and it rules, so I'm sure I'd like some dark ambient blackend disko m/

LifeFeedsOnLife
June 1st 2014
134 Comments


Well, dip my balls in marinara and call me Italian Cuisine... this is actually pretty good!

Wizard
June 1st 2014
19607 Comments


^Amebix will hate that after one song, then call it "a boring uninspired electronic CD"

I just saw some of his ratings (which he rated Nachtmystium quite high) and I believe they pulled a blackened disco song off already called "No Funeral". Even this reviewer talks about the track in particular:

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/37470/Nachtmystium-Addicts%3A-Black-Meddle-Pt.-2/

My conclusion; Amebix knows fuck all or is the worlds greatest troll. Lets all vote on what one he is....go!

Wizard
June 1st 2014
19607 Comments


*Knows fuck all

MoosechriS
June 2nd 2014
5053 Comments


*Knows fuck all [2]

not claiming to be a bm expert myself by any means, but the dude clearly smacks of "i've listened to like 20 bm albums, so i know my shit!"

Relinquished
June 2nd 2014
25488 Comments


yeah but why the fuck are y'all even arguing with him when everyone knows he doesn't know

osmark86
June 2nd 2014
4502 Comments


oooooh will have to check this out. this is one of my most anticipated releases of 2014. m/

Digging: Emptiness - Nothing but the Whole

pedro70512
June 2nd 2014
3430 Comments


You mean 20 BM albums isn't a lot? D8

TheSpirit
June 2nd 2014
17986 Comments


Not really considering how large and diverse the genre is

Evreaia
June 2nd 2014
4047 Comments


pedro was being sarcastic

ConorIsNotHere
June 2nd 2014
1290 Comments


People on the internet sarcastic? Never! :O

@Wizard I'm listening to that song now, I'm really enjoying it lol

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 12th 2014
16466 Comments


the album is better than you'd expect, it's quite nice actually and very cohesive

zaruyache
June 12th 2014
7226 Comments


Don't tease my Crysis ;_;

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 12th 2014
16466 Comments


all i'm allowed to reveal is that it's full of deep, heavy crystalline synthesizer journeying, Eno-inspired analog processing and arcane acoustic instrumentation

Relinquished
June 12th 2014
25488 Comments


nice soundoff

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
June 12th 2014
16466 Comments


don't be jelly that you can't be entranced by the bleep bloop

climactic
June 12th 2014
19836 Comments


crysis does it contain robed figures dwelling below a mossy palace

Relinquished
June 12th 2014
25488 Comments


crysis don't be mean bb cuz ur beautifully privileged

zaruyache
June 12th 2014
7226 Comments


Yeah don't be a dick be a dude.

Emyay
June 13th 2014
5974 Comments


Eno-inspired analog processing and arcane acoustic instrumentation

i'm down for that

zaruyache
June 13th 2014
7226 Comments


That's just a fancy way of saying they used 1960's recording equipment.

Evreaia
June 13th 2014
4047 Comments


Damn if crysis likes it, it has to be good.



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