Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestial Lineage
(Southern Lord, 2011)
A trilogy of albums that started with 2007‘s Two Hunters and continued through 2009‘s Black Cascade comes to an end with Celestial Lineage. The Weaver brothers once again enlisted Jessika Kenney to provide angelic clean vocals to close out this opus the way it started…in the cold, black woods of the Pacific Northwest. Like few other bands in the us (post) black metal scene, Wolves in the Throne Room don’t just provide the atmosphere in which to experience their art, they create an entire universe — from the album artwork, to the packaging, to the lyrics and layers of sounds, WITTR are more than just a band, they are a conduit onto a ‘Cascadian eco-spiritual‘ plane.
Celestial Lineage is an entity in itself, but if you are not familiar with WITTR, I highly recommend experiencing the full trilogy in one sitting — just make sure you have candles that will burn long enough.
Also, the brothers are on a unique tour that will see them performing in old barns, secret wooded locations and DIY spots in various cities, so don’t miss them if they come through your town.
Celestial Lineage is not on Spotify yet, but the first two in the trilogy are