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Wolves In The Throne Room - Primordial Arcana



7.8 | 127 votes |
Release date: 20 August 2021
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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16 want it


01. Mountain Magick
02. Spirit Of Lightning
03. Through Eternal Fields
04. Primal Chasm (Gift Of Fire)
05. Underworld Aurora
06. Masters Of Rain And Storm
07. Eostre
08. Skyclad Passage [bonus]

Additional info
Recorded, produced and mixed by Wolves In The Throne Room at Owl Lodge Studios.
Artwork by Amjad Faur and the band.

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
N/A
Back in my day, Wolves In The Throne Room only needed four tracks to be impressive!

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published 21.08.2021 | Comments (10)

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20.08.2021 - 12:44
Rating: 8
musclassia

Can't say I'm much of a WITTR connoisseur, have they always been as melodic as they are on the likes of Spirit Of Lightning and Underworld Aurora on this album? I'm enjoying it quite a bit, but wasn't expecting it to be so overtly and sadly melodic
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20.08.2021 - 13:01
Rating: 6
Lou Rambler

I hardly recognize them on this album, and I don't like it. I find it a bit pretentious and even boring at times
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20.08.2021 - 16:01
Rating: 7
pandrstudios

It is definitely something different from them, but this what I expected from them after 4 years without a new record. The evolved into a different sound that is interesting and not boring in my opinion.
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21.08.2021 - 13:00
Rating: 8
Can't say that I was fond of their first records but I like this quite a lot. Sounds very melancholic and "primordial". What a nice surprise. I might take this as a starting point to go backwards through their discography.
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21.08.2021 - 13:32
Rating: 8
Mehrad

First album that I heard from them, pretty good. The second track was pretty.
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Ride a horse that's cleaving through the air and space of dreams.
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21.08.2021 - 17:00
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Mehrad on 21.08.2021 at 13:32

First album that I heard from them

I envy you for the opportunity of listening to Two Hunters for the first time.
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


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21.08.2021 - 21:59
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Just finished my first listen and I'm not impressed with it.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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22.08.2021 - 02:40
Alakazam
yolo grindset
Written by RaduP on 21.08.2021 at 17:00

Written by Mehrad on 21.08.2021 at 13:32

First album that I heard from them

I envy you for the opportunity of listening to Two Hunters for the first time.

*Celestial Lineage for me.
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22.08.2021 - 08:53
Morbid Angel 13

I felt nothing but underwhelmed while trying to listen to this. Maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind but I don't see the appeal with this band.
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22.08.2021 - 20:43
Rating: 9
Duck Dodgers

Ok it does not bring anything new on the table. However, this is good atmospheric black metal. Only reason someone might not like it is because of the high standards of previous albums but not because this is bad music.
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26.08.2021 - 08:58
Rating: 8
666tipex666

Written by Duck Dodgers on 22.08.2021 at 20:43

Ok it does not bring anything new on the table. However, this is good atmospheric black metal. Only reason someone might not like it is because of the high standards of previous albums but not because this is bad music.

Well, It does bring some refreshing more melodic and less chaotic sound.
After few spins I think its a good solid atmo black album but nothing praiseworthy.
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28.08.2021 - 12:12
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
When this band puts new things out its always interesting. Good mixture black metal, created by strong personalities. Really this band never produce bad albums
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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29.08.2021 - 12:25
Rating: 8
Ruisdier

Solid release, new to WITTR but I'm liking this.
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30.08.2021 - 12:12
Rufus Valentine

Doesn't reach the epic heights of Diadem or Two Hunters but still quality.
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Piss-complected afterbirth of a Chinese gangbanger
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09.09.2021 - 19:47
Rating: 6
Skl3ros

Despite being a big fan of atmospheric black metal this band just never clicked with me and neither did this album.

There are some highlights but most of the songs just sound bland overall, like they aren't bad but they just aren't particularly enjoyable either. And apart from "Underworld Aurora" none of the songs really managed to create a real atmosphere. So it is ends up just being repetitive and boring overall.

Again, this album isn't bad but I don't really see the appeal either.
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14.10.2021 - 06:13
Rating: 6
tintinb

This just sounded boring. Nothing much is happening throughout the album. The 2nd and 3rd songs are good, but the majority of the latter songs are below par, with the exception of maybe the last track.
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