WITTR stream Thrice Woven

2017-09-19 by ThyCrossAwaits | 45 Comments
Black metal now-trio Wolves In the Throne Room have made their upcoming 6th full-length Thrice Woven available to stream ahead of its release on Friday. Noisey premiered a YouTube link of the album, and the entirety of the record is now streamable on WITTR's Bandcamp page.




https://www.wolvesinthethroneroom.bandcamp.com

Tagged: Wolves in the Throne Room

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DungeonBoy
September 19th 2017
3068 Comments


Vinyl is en route.

Digging: Kauan - Kaiho

bnelso55
September 19th 2017
1251 Comments


^Sweet, Dungeon. Looking forward to checking this out.

BlackwaterPork
September 19th 2017
1062 Comments


Yeeeah

Digging: Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper

Sinternet
September 19th 2017
14626 Comments


will jam tomorrow, super hyped to see them live and all the singles have kicked ass

Digging: Circa Survive - The Amulet

dbizzles
September 19th 2017
10050 Comments


Fuck yeah, hope it rips. I plan to see them at the end of the month regardless.

BlackwaterPork
September 19th 2017
1062 Comments


Jamming it now and it sounds pretttty nice

superluminals
September 19th 2017
920 Comments


band needs to cut these soporific atmospheric sections out of their music, other than that this sounds pretty good

zaruyache
September 19th 2017
17712 Comments


without the soporific atmospheric bs tho they'd just be a faster Burzum like everyone else.

Essence
September 19th 2017
5817 Comments


superluminals: "band needs to abandon their identity and sound like everyone else"

ThyCrossAwaits
September 19th 2017
3326 Comments


Everybody's got a collaboner for Anna von Hausswolf right now yeah

Wildcardbitchesss
September 19th 2017
167 Comments


Not as good as Diadem or Two Hunters but it beats the hell out of their newest bullshit
Feelin a 3.5 or maybe 4

superluminals
September 19th 2017
920 Comments


i mean they sound like every other dime a dozen atmospheric black metal band too idk what difference it makes, their atmospheric sections arent anything special. at the end of the day black metal is black metal and there isnt much bands can do to sound "unique".

Gmork89
September 19th 2017
7319 Comments


Disagree, if I had been shown this blind I would have recognized them pretty quickly. Sounds okay so far, production is kind of weird.

zaruyache
September 19th 2017
17712 Comments


why is the guitar tone so crappy?

botb
September 19th 2017
11014 Comments


Production is ass hope it's just YouTube quality. It's like really sleek but in a plastic weird bad way

Crysis
Emeritus
September 19th 2017
17272 Comments


They definitely don't need to cut out the atmospheric sections they just need to transition into them better.

We have a promo of this and while I'm no audiophile I think it sounds better than the YouTube version. I don't really have any big issues with the production.

Digging: Kauan - Kaiho

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
September 19th 2017
679 Comments


Might wait until winter to spin this since Two Hunters is my go to snowy album

Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meae

Hawks
September 19th 2017
51024 Comments


Sweeeeet jamming now.

Digging: Mur - Heartworn

zaruyache
September 19th 2017
17712 Comments


it still sounds icky on bandcamp.

Hawks
September 19th 2017
51024 Comments


Ok I'm halfway through and this sounds way different than any of their other albums in the best way possible. There's been some straight up Neurosis vibes at a few points so far.

Lucid
September 19th 2017
8585 Comments


Halfway through and it hasn't engaged me much, quite listenable though. I agree that the production isn't great (am listening on CD quality). There's no depth and immediacy to it.

Hawks
September 19th 2017
51024 Comments


This one is blowing me away tbh.

bigguytoo9
September 19th 2017
404 Comments


Love it personally. Whole record is pretty good.

Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
September 19th 2017
10152 Comments


loving it so far

Digging: Wolves in the Throne Room - Thrice Woven

Timezown2
September 19th 2017
60 Comments


Disclaimer: WITTR is by far my favorite band ever, by far. This album was a bit of a let down for me. I knew this would be the case as soon as I heard the first single - the main reason is the production. The guitars sound flat and boring, missing the epic and powerful vibes that the rest of their discog has. No longer do you have the two distinct guitars sounding in each side of your headphones interweaving their tremolo lines complementing each other. Classic examples of this are Vastness and Sorrow (starting at 3:19) and many of Black Cascade's songs, Ex Cathedra would be my prime example. Now there is just one guitar sound that is lost in the mix and is hard to hear. The drumming went from sounding very organic and even ritualistic sounding to sounding super mechanical and boring.

As for the songs, I actually like them. My only other complaint about them besides the production is that the song structures are very predictable. Metal part broken up by a slow interlude in the middle, ending with a metal part. Happens on literally every song. Besides that I find them really good and a couple might end up as some of my all time favorites by this band.

Oh one other complaint but this is kinda minor because it has no effect on the music. I don't like the lyrics very much. They seem to follow the same trend as Celestial Linage - theyre boring descriptions of a tree wankers dream. Their original stuff from everything pre-Celestial Lineage told mysterious, haunting, and mystical stories that were way more interesting.


This is how I would rank the songs. I love the first two on this list a TON, shame about the production.

1) The Old Ones Are With Us.

2) Fires Roar In The Palace Of The Moon

3) Angrboda

4) Born From The Serpents Eye

5) Mother Owl, Father Ocean

I've heard em play "The Old Ones Are With Us" live and it sounds incredible - guitars are much more powerful than the boring flat sound on the recording. I cant wait to hear the other songs live.



Ignimbrite
September 19th 2017
6203 Comments


"I've heard em play "The Old Ones Are With Us" live and it sounds incredible - guitars are much more powerful than the boring flat sound on the recording. I cant wait to hear the other songs live."

Yeah, I saw them in Vancouver a few weeks (?) back and other than Rocks and Roots that song was honestly the best part of their set. The album version is definitely good, but imo it's missing the impact of the live version.

Pajolero
September 20th 2017
890 Comments


Surprisingly fun live band

Digging: Protomartyr - Relatives In Descent

Toondude10
September 20th 2017
11413 Comments


will check this later

Digging: Trivium - The Sin and the Sentence

SacredSerenity
September 20th 2017
614 Comments


One of the most anticipated records this year for me

ziomek
September 20th 2017
2 Comments


wow

ziomek
September 20th 2017
2 Comments


...

dbizzles
September 20th 2017
10050 Comments


Fucking digging this hard.

dbizzles
September 20th 2017
10050 Comments


Had no idea Steve Von Till was on this until I heard his voice.

cvlts
September 20th 2017
9423 Comments


only a couple minutes into the first track but i'd be really interested to see what this sounds like on vinyl.

Sevengill
September 20th 2017
7335 Comments


Production is fine. It's much better written and organized than Celestial Lineage though. Really enjoyed this.

BlackwaterPork
September 20th 2017
1062 Comments


[2]

zaruyache
September 20th 2017
17712 Comments


[-1]

Hawks
September 20th 2017
51024 Comments


Come on Zar stop being a buzzkill. ;]

Wizard
September 20th 2017
20112 Comments


Am I the only one that thought this was shit?

dbizzles
September 20th 2017
10050 Comments


No, Zar is right there with you.

zaruyache
September 20th 2017
17712 Comments


bros before wolf hoes high five wiz

Sevengill
September 20th 2017
7335 Comments


idk man wolf hoes are pretty great

dbizzles
September 21st 2017
10050 Comments


Whine In The Thread, Right?

BlackwaterPork
September 21st 2017
1062 Comments


dbizzles that was perfection

Underflow
September 21st 2017
3825 Comments


wait do people like black metal with good production now i thought it was supposed to be raw and true



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