Wolves in the Throne Room   Celestial Lineage
3.6 Release Date: 2011
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5.0 classicEthereal Space Yogurt | September 1st 11

OMG.....I FEEL LIKE IM PARTAKING IN A FURIOUS YET SPIRITUAL ELVEN ORGY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE NORTHERN WOODLANDS OF ALBION. I'M FISTING ELVES WHILE MEDITATING TO THE ENTRANCING NATURAL AMBIANCE OF CHATTERING BIRDS AND THE ENGROSSING SONG PRODUCTION VALUES. I FEEL ALIVE. IM EATING A BLUEBERRY RASBERRY BLACKBERRY FRUIT SALAD DRESSED UP IN RICH MAHOGANY SYRUP. IM PLAYING THE HARP. IM WRITING A SCRIPT TO THE 8TH HARRY POTTER MOVIE. IM PRANCING AROUND LIKE SOME KIND OF TUBA BLOWING FAGGOT WHEN THE HAUNTING ELVEN FEMALE VOCALS ENTER THE MIX. THIS IS THE SOUNDTRACK OF MAN RVEERTING BACK TO HIS ANCESTRAL ROOTS. THE DAYS WHEN BLACKSMITHS, BARDS AND FARMERS WERE LEGITIMATE PROFESSIONS.

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2.0 poorDarkNoctus CONTRIBUTOR | September 4th 11

celestial lineage shows the utter extent of how far a band can carry a style whilst changing very little, turns out it's 3 albums. where each wittr album before this tried something different each album in terms of mood, and were all quite distinct from each other, this shows wittr just trying to re-create two hunters and failing. be it the overuse of drone or the lack of dynamics that the other albums made good use of, trying to re-create what many claim to be your best album is a slippery slope that wittr have slipped down head-first, making an album that has its occasional moments but doesn't seem varied or cohesive enough to hold the attention of the listener. :[

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3.0 goodHawks | September 2nd 11

First Opeth's new album leaks and then this? Holy fuck what a great day.

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0.0 someguest | September 2nd 11

Yeah, Hawks. I just love stealing. It really puts the hair on my manly chest and makes my pits reek a strong yet subdued stench.

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2.5 averageMicah-Nahum Ferguson is reading again. | August 17th 13

A post-rock/black metal release that can become increasingly dull throughout its running time. It has good ideas, but it shows that WITTR may not be able to fully deliver this time.

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4.5 superbbrnnnfrrll073 | June 11th 13

I also liked Marrow of the Spirit better than The Mantle, and Roads to Judah better than Sunbather, so what do I know.

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2.5 averagegorebukkake | February 26th 13

mediocre, rehashed ideas abound in what comes across as a failed attempt to recapture the glory of the past. Unfortunately though, the music here is much less inspired and interesting as it was on previous releases, leaving behind the shell of a truly average album that will leave fans of the band lukewarm. Solid recording quality though.

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0.0 Jacob R. STAFF | November 27th 11

Wolves in the Throne Room would be tagged as "stagnant" by those displeased with their latest effort; however, Celestial Lineage isn't given enough credit, as the enjoyable experience it offers is more than satisfactory. It lacks the incredible moments found on their previous gems, such as Two Hunters, but it is still a reassuring sign of vitality in one of the most pleasing artists at the forefront of the black metal movement.

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2.5 averageKronosRage | October 5th 11

51 / 100

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3.0 goodAlrightmax | September 11th 11

It truly pains me to say that this is probably their worst album to date...

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4.5 superbbigguytoo9 | September 9th 11

Wonderful close to this trilogy! Couldnt ask for more.

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3.0 goodzaruyache | September 4th 11

I don't know, man. I don't know.

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