Monday, March 23, 2009
Recently released via Southern Lord is the third longplayer by Olympia-based and Black Metal-associated band outfit Wolves In The Throne Room named "Black Cascade". Longplayer means four tracks and a running time of fifty minutes here but that is more than enough for a manic manifestation of darkness that might fear any weak heart to death. The music is black as fluid tar pitch, partly hard to bear as medieval torture rituals, energy fueled as the eye of a storm and still, no matter how heavy it gets, sedative as watching the meandering floods of a major river at night. Due to its deep, melodic aspects and hypnotic rhythm signatures recommended not only to fans and followers of Black Metal but as well to those who've totally avoided this school of music until this day - be curious and feel the maelstrom sucking you in.