Wolves In The Throne Room – Black Cascade (2009)

I’m not too well versed in the works of Wolves In The Throne Room, and I certainly missed the initial hype that carried these guys along nicely about a decade ago. But none of that matters, because records like Black Cascade will live forever, giving time wasting idiots like me plenty of time to finally get around to hearing it.

It reminds me, actually, of Dead As Dreams by Weakling. This is much more polished, refined and I suppose far less depressing, but the 15 minute blasting atmospheric epics are cut from the same cloth, I think. I don’t like to use the term transcendental, because it’s impossible to without sounding like a fucking twat, but truly, that word does fit here. There’s a reason this album is considered such a classic.