Wolves in the Throne Room Stream

2014-07-02 by zaruyache | 61 Comments
US atmospheric black metal act Wolves in the Throne Room have begun streaming their latest work, Celestite, through the New York Times' "Press Play" feature.

Celestite is the band's first complete foray into wholly ambient territory, featuring no vocals or percussion sections.

The album is to be released on July 8, 2014 through Artemisia Records, the new record label founded by bandmates Aaron and Nathan Weaver.

Head on over here to check the album out:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html

And you can follow Artemisia Records here:
http://artemisiarecords.bandcamp.com/

Tagged: Wolves in the Throne Room

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Veldin
July 1st 2014
2695 Comments


Sweet! I've been looking forward to this.

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bigguytoo9
July 1st 2014
343 Comments


will have to check this out later

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Toondude10
July 1st 2014
9761 Comments


Definitely interesting and better than I thought it would be. Still, the first two tracks are a little boring.

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Atari
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2014
21839 Comments


You rule zaruyache

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BMDrummer
July 1st 2014
13708 Comments


shweet

Toondude10
July 1st 2014
9761 Comments


Yeah it's more ambient this time around.

Sympathies
July 1st 2014
63 Comments


wholly ambient

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014
8231 Comments


This is interesting. I might have to take a swing at reviewing this at some point.

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Toondude10
July 1st 2014
9761 Comments


looking like a 3 right now

DarkNoctus
July 1st 2014
9660 Comments


i like the first and last tracks but the tracks in the middle lose me a bit

Veldin
July 1st 2014
2695 Comments


Didn't realize this project consisted of just two brothers. Very cool.

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014
17739 Comments


This is nice so far. Though somewhat unremarkable at the same time.

Veldin
July 1st 2014
2695 Comments


Last two tracks are quite an interesting listening experience, but there definitely is a sense of desiring more...

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014
17739 Comments


It's very listenable, but it's just going nowhere. It's safe to say that Alcest pulled off dropping the black metal part better this year haha. Will finish this tomorrow.

PorcelainRain
July 1st 2014
537 Comments


I think I have heard this band. Spencer Chamberlain's little brother is the drummer or something I think? I'll check this out they showed a lot of promise with songs in the past.

PorcelainRain
July 1st 2014
537 Comments


Oh gosh I must be thinking of the wrong band.

climactic
July 1st 2014
21842 Comments


yes

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2014
32190 Comments


Well I like it

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014
17739 Comments


Cool, there's nothing particularly "bad" about it, but I really can't find anything good to say about this at the same time you know?

zaruyache
July 2nd 2014
13412 Comments


I get you. It's ambient music and it's all... ambient-y and melodic and tranquil and noisy and drony and pensive and emotional, but it doesn't really do anything. Like a post-rock song with no climax.

Azazzel
July 2nd 2014
140 Comments


I don't mind them experimenting with new sounds but if I go to the show later this month and it's all ambient I'm gonna be mad.

MO
July 2nd 2014
20846 Comments


meh it's ok I suppose

Keyblade
July 2nd 2014
22408 Comments


What do people expect ambient to do exactly?

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elbaliem
July 2nd 2014
1010 Comments


good ambient, thats all

Wizard
July 2nd 2014
20030 Comments


Wish Varg could take a note from these guys. Does anyone have a leak?

I get you. It's ambient music and it's all... ambient-y and melodic and tranquil and noisy and drony and pensive and emotional, but it doesn't really do anything. Like a post-rock song with no climax.

But why must ambient music have a climax in order for it to be good listening? Sustaining a mood/ feel is really what makes ambient music so great in the first place.

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Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
July 2nd 2014
17739 Comments


It doesn't have to have a climax and I get it's ambient music. It's just that it's so monotonous and doesn't really go anywhere.

Underflow
July 2nd 2014
3653 Comments


Some people love explosive guitar solos with their ambient. Some people like their ambient music ambient.

Evreaia
July 2nd 2014
4557 Comments


gotta hear this later today!

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Keyblade
July 2nd 2014
22408 Comments


Wiz knows

Relinquished
July 2nd 2014
32531 Comments


mongi listen to more drone and ambient and less deftones

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
July 2nd 2014
17739 Comments


Ok I'll do that just for you

Wizard
July 2nd 2014
20030 Comments


It doesn't have to have a climax and I get it's ambient music. It's just that it's so monotonous and doesn't really go anywhere.

I don't care that you find this monotonous but the fact you're siding with ambient music needing a climax basically tells me you need to get going with discovering more ambient music. I'm fairly new to the genre but by damn, I've explored enough in the past few years to know that the best ambient pieces are more elongated mood pieces than anything else. Climaxes are mostly saved for the bedroom nowdays ; ).

BigPleb
July 2nd 2014
46558 Comments


This might be better than Colored Sands, no dweedle in sight!

Relinquished
July 2nd 2014
32531 Comments


poke the wizard with the stick and he'll summon the wolfe on you so watch it boi

BigPleb
July 2nd 2014
46558 Comments


I'll summon the koala and alien dude, so you better watch yourself

Keyblade
July 2nd 2014
22408 Comments


I don't care that you find this monotonous but the fact you're siding with ambient music needing a climax basically tells me you need to get going with discovering more ambient music. I'm fairly new to the genre but by damn, I've explored enough in the past few years to know that the best ambient pieces are more elongated mood pieces than anything else. Climaxes are mostly saved for the bedroom nowdays ; ).

Yep, you can't approach ambient the same way you do post-rock

Jade
Staff Reviewer
July 2nd 2014
10665 Comments


lots of unfair expectations itt

Relinquished
July 2nd 2014
32531 Comments


deal with it B)

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
July 2nd 2014
17739 Comments


Guys when I say "goes anywhere," I mean it's not interesting to me. I never said it needed a climax. If you guys wanna rec ambient music to me so I could hear more I'm all ears.

Graveyard
July 2nd 2014
6302 Comments


rulez as expected

Jade
Staff Reviewer
July 2nd 2014
10665 Comments


Mongi, some of my favorites are Stars of the Lid, A Winged Victory For the Sullen and Tim Hecker.

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
July 2nd 2014
17739 Comments


Thanks man, I guess I should try stars then.

Relinquished
July 2nd 2014
32531 Comments


yea stars is essential

zaruyache
July 2nd 2014
13412 Comments


Climax is a bad word for what I meant. This kind of music needs to be engaging and grip you, not just create interesting noises. It needs to go somewhere. There's nothing that exciting here, even though they did create some cool atmospheres.

Keyblade
July 2nd 2014
22408 Comments


What if creating the cool atmosphere is the point. From there, it's up to you where you want it to take you.

Toondude10
July 2nd 2014
9761 Comments


You know this is better than what I was originally expecting. Granted I'm not too fond of the second track but I'm getting used to the rest. At least the guitar parts are cool.

zaruyache
July 2nd 2014
13412 Comments


the atmosphere doesn't really take me anywhere significant, though, sooooo.... :3

17WordHaiku
July 2nd 2014
243 Comments


@Azazzel it says on their site that they've been rehearsing material for their upcoming tour that even includes some stuff off Diadem. That should be pretty exciting. Wish I could see them.

I've liked everything I've heard off the new album so far so I'm pumped.

anarchistfish
July 2nd 2014
25129 Comments


as someone who has never listened to this band before and hates black metal


that song does rule

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zaruyache
July 2nd 2014
13412 Comments


Dynamic is like Batman right

deathofasalesman
July 2nd 2014
6047 Comments


This is nice. But I hope they pick up their guitars at the show I'm going to this month.

Relinquished
July 2nd 2014
32531 Comments


yes cuz that was also gud

Relinquished
July 2nd 2014
32531 Comments


yea the beats improved furshure

zaruyache
July 2nd 2014
13412 Comments


I wouldn't mind if they incorporated this drony guitar feedback ambient into a more black metal-oriented sound for their next album. Bring on the bleep bloop blast beats of cosmic dick m/

climactic
July 2nd 2014
21842 Comments


anyone have a rip?

zaruyache
July 2nd 2014
13412 Comments


Here's a link to the getmetal page: http://tinyurl.com/nmejseq

Wizard
July 3rd 2014
20030 Comments


Guys when I say "goes anywhere," I mean it's not interesting to me.

You're still approaching it wrong.

Underflow
July 3rd 2014
3653 Comments


Wizard knows.

Wizard
July 3rd 2014
20030 Comments


It's basically the same as me going into indie rock (which I know nothing about) and saying that I don't like a certain band because they don't hipster/ fag enough.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
July 3rd 2014
20833 Comments


Karl, you subtle motherfucker you

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Wizard
July 4th 2014
20030 Comments


Brandon, you awesome motherfucker you



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