Wolves in the Throne Room – Primordial Arcana

Release Date: August 20, 2021

Label: Relapse Records

Wolves in the Throne Room have stretched the genre of black metal with an atmospheric sounds and lyrics that are nature-reverent and frankly quite progressive. Band members aren’t covered in corpse paint and they eschew much of the bombastic clichés that often define the genre. Mountain Magick sets things off with a psychedelic occult vibe, before the drums kick in to remind us who we are dealing with. Enter the woods on a colossal wall of sound, a blur of tremolo guitar work, and blasting drums with Spirit of Lightning. Contemplate a time before trees and moss with Primal Chasm (Gift of Fire). The track opens with a horn sounding from the firmament before launching into boiling blast beats and ferocious dueling vocals.

FCC: Clean

Listen to: 1, 2, & 4

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