The mesmerizing second album in the Southern Lord trilogy from Wolves in the Throne Room. Transcending the limitations of Black Metal to be reborn as an entity entirely unto themselves. It has been five years since Wolves in the Throne Room emerged from the rain-soaked cascadian underground with a singular musical alchemy. Black Cascade is characterized by a heavy and powerful analogue sound and a deft touch with songwriting and arrangement. the crumbling roar of decidedly old-school tube amps unite with layers of mossy analogue synthesiser and cataclysmic percussion. Blazing and crystalline metal riffs slowly collapse and shift into ritualistic dirges that invoke endless rain falling upon the ancient cedars of the pacific northwest. It is as if the instruments are controlled by shadowy and elemental forces of nature rather than three forest-dwellers from Olympia,wa. Recorded onto two inch tape and mixed on a 1973 neve console by producer Randall Dunn (Sunn o))), Earth, Grails), Black Cascade captures the energy of a band who has said that they would prefer that the audience at their concerts would prostrate themselves on the floor and cry.
|Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog|
Label: Southern Lord
Catalogue Number: LORD103LP