As is bound to happen with any band whose personality is so manifest in their output, Olympia, WA’s Wolves in the Throne Room have found themselves in the position where their music has almost taken a back seat to their character. Reports of tours scheduled around the harvest, living on a farm and playing shows in the dense Pacific...read full review
While I am not generally one to categorically dismiss entire genres of music, my interest in black metal has historically been for the wrong reasons (I am amused by things that are cartoonishly evil). Despite my love for extreme music, I feel I have to draw the line at corpse-painted adults operatically shrieking about Satan or hobbits. ...read full review
Each song of the Malevolent Grain EP, “A Looming Resonance” and “Hate Crystal,” comprises one side of an exquisitely packaged 12”. Both songs are top-notch examples of the more hypnotic and earthy side of black metal. “A Looming Resonance” builds from a somber clean melody to some kind of...read full review
Wolves in the Throne Room. Malevolent Grain EP. 2009. 4.5 stars.
Ahead of their long-awaited Black Cascade album, due March 31st, Wolves in the Throne Room have readied this vinyl and limited CD release featuring two lengthy tracks of avant-garde black metal. Following the progressive tinges of 2007’s Two Hunters, Malevolent...read full review
The day i was lost in the mighty forests of Cascadia....and i felt so nostalgic that i called the Canonteign Falls "Oregonia Devonica" and i could not stop thinking about the almighty Multnomah falls next to the Canonteign Falls....i got simply subjugated when climbing the hundreds of Victorian steps leading me to Buzzard View. The view was simply...read full review