Wolves In The Throne Room (US)
It was always clear from the outset that WITTR are not about black metal. Their music takes all the tropes, then blends and contorts them all into a magic concoction infused with their personal awe of nature’s inherent mysticism. Their moments of calm can be as imposing as the furious blasts that are also present. How they pull it off? An unflinching vision and bewildering technical prowess - that’s how.