Wolves in the Throne Room
Two Hunters


5.0
classic

Review

by Sebekulten13 USER (1 Reviews)
April 4th, 2017 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: No other black metal album described the universe, the creation and the creator so beautifully, so significantly, so gloriously.

Assuming you've read a couple of my reviews, it should be clear that I've always been preferring the music that needs dedicated and repeated listens to experience their fullest. With that said, this album is the one that is pretty accessible, while never being compromising. I remember the first time I listened to this, at night, on a mission to break free from my usual insomnia, this had hit me so immensely that to date, it's totally fresh how overwhelmingly bone crushing boner jumping that journey was. You may ask me how many times I played this and I would say I've definitely crossed 100 times and yet it ***s my mind like the very first time.
[Track to Track write-up]
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#1. DIA ARTIO
You wake up somewhere, beside a Amazonian cascade, a land so serene so sublime you'll immediately surrender to its everglowing glory. As the song progresses and the ambience intensifies, you'll feel like walking to the symphony of waterfalls ramming against the mundane stones and letting the breeze cuddle all your body. It's a remeniscing chant, a chant that your digital lifestyle hadn't the ability to decrypt, a chant that symbolized the balance, the significance of life.

#2. VASTNESS AND SORROW
This 12 minute track takes over Dia Artio's serenity and moulds it into a two headed Devil that is both threatening and melancholy. Welcome to in-depth sonic description of humankind's negligence to Mother Nature and the sorrowful fate, the impending doom, the natural calamities.

#3. CLEANSING
Every mother forgives her children, no matter how morbidly sinned they are, Mothers' embrace are always welcoming. Mother Nature lifts the torment and the curse from her sons, represented by the two hunters, and cleanses them with redemption and love. Other worldly beautiful neo-classical choir (one of the best I ever heard) and extremely ferocious black metal onslaught contrast each other perfectly as the children are being purified from the evil.

#4. I WILL LAY DOWN MY BONES AMONG THE ROCKS AND ROOTS
The final chapter begins with a very very effective piano intro that is equally cryptic and refreshing. The peak moment of the whole ***ing album, has a demigodly(as for godly wasn't enough and only a demigod can slay a god) guitar riff that you never could've imagined if you do not hear this. After the grand baptism, the sons, the hunters have finally reached the primal root, the primitive invocation, the way that our world was meant to be. I've never heard a song that describes the universe, the creation and the creator so beautifully, so significantly, so gloriously.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
Artuma
April 4th 2017


32775 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

very awkward review imo. track-by-track approach is always a risk in the first place but the vague concept you add isn't reading well either, making this review quite a trainwreck. i get what you're trying to express here but the review lacks flow, the word choices are overblown and i really don't care how much of a fanboy you are for this album.

kascetcadettt
April 4th 2017


1602 Comments


sup art

FullOfSounds
April 4th 2017


15821 Comments


Artuma's right. Not gonna neg but you need to work on making more concise ideas

zaruyache
April 4th 2017


27478 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Assuming you've read a couple of my reviews"



well lemme go check--



"Review by Sebekulten13 USER (1 Reviews)"



uhh?



also describe the music more pls. You can easily weave that into your nature stream of consciousness narrative.

RLWFormula
April 4th 2017


287 Comments


lol

Yeah, what others have said, it's best to avoid track-by-track. Amazing album tho

Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
April 4th 2017


10088 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

"Assuming you've read my reviews"

I've read this, your one and only review. Did you make reviews on another site or perhaps get these ones deleted? Or do you have an alt or something? Either way most of everyone here probably have not read your reviews, that's not a good assumption.

SteakByrnes
April 4th 2017


29988 Comments


What's up with all of the track by track reviews lately?

Orb
April 5th 2017


9413 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Track by tracks are not a good approach. I advise integrating highlight moments of various tracks into a review that encompasses the albums entirety moreso. I mean, reviews themselves are a dying tradition thats becoming less and less relevant in the world of music but the point is moot if you write for the sake of writing itself, in which case treating a review like a piece of literature is more appropriate anyway

Brewtality91
April 5th 2017


666 Comments


"reviews themselves are a dying tradition thats becoming less and less relevant in the world of music"
y

Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
April 7th 2017


10088 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yeah that seems extremely far from true in the case if underground music e.g almost everything here. In terms of popular music they don't matter even slightly

zaruyache
April 7th 2017


27478 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I was gonna make a joke about Allmusic, but do people actually read Allmusic? That seems more like just a place you use for getting wikipedia citations than anything.

Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
April 7th 2017


10088 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

It's the music site you go to when you don't know that other sites exist

Sebekulten13
April 9th 2017


3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thank you people for your thoughts

It was my third review

Btw I'll try to write better

Sebekulten13
April 9th 2017


3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I'm reviewing Head Hunters next time



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