For more than two decades, the pagan metal mothership Wolves in the Throne Room has been consistently piloted by brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver (with help from talented friends) for over two decades, and like Olympia-based peers Thrones and Growing, they’ve earned respect by testing the limits of heavy music, both philosophically and aurally. At face value, Wolves in the Throne Room is a black metal band, but that hallowed Norwegian ethos is merely a springboard for their explorations of power. Blistering jackhammer climaxes, pensive synth meditations, medieval folkisms, and angelic choral fugues flow throughout their newest offering, Thrice Woven, further exhibiting Wolves' expertise in speed and orchestral depth on a stage of raw, spiritual fidelity. Once again, they’ve successfully planted the screaming machinations of modern electronics deep within the forest and harvested its brilliantly thorny fruit. CHRIS SUTTON
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