True to its name, Wolves In The Throne Room has always painted between the lines of barbaric and regal. For over a decade it has been this between-space that has driven WITTR’s power; burning black-metal riffs communing with mystical folk and ambient music.
On 2014’s Celestite the band fully indulged ambient synth undercurrents, which made its last album more Popul Vuh than Cascadian swarm (and perhaps tested the patience of longtime fans).
WITTR’s forthcoming Thrice Woven isn’t so much a return but a reclamation, featuring guest appearances by Anna Von Hausswolff, Neurosis‘ Steve Von Till, and Turkish harpist Zeynep Oyku. Longtime live guitarist Kody Keyworth (Aldebaran, Ardour Loom) was also made an official member.
“Born From The Serpent’s Eye” opens the album with a medieval…