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Celestial Lineage features collaborations from Aaron Turner (Isis) and Jessika Kenney who has worked with Sunn o))) among others. Produced by Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn o))), Cave Singers, Bjork, Omar Souleyman etc). Although it is obviously inspired by european black metal, Wolves in the Throne Room create music that is intensely local in its orientation.
Certainly, Celestial Lineage is a manifestation of the northwestern landscape, but it also arises out of an underground west coast tradition formed by successive generations of psychic crusaders: Theosophists, Beatniks, the Grateful Dead, Neurosis, the back-to-the-land movement, satanic hippies, tree-spiking anarchist punks. Aaron and Nathan Weaver, the duo behind Wolves in the Throne Room, refract the transcendent and mythic aspects of Emperor and Burzum through this idiosyncratic cascadian prism.
The resulting music invokes a misty dream world. Rain drenched specters looming at the edge of the wood. Echoes from the astral plane. Ancient cedar deities robed in moss. A glimpse of a bronze-domed temple among the firs.