Wolves In The Throne Room - Diadem Of 12 Stars


8.4 | 158 votes |
Release date: 7 February 2006
Style: Atmospheric black metal

Owners:

198 have it
21 want it


01. Queen Of The Borrowed Light [feat. Dino Sommese]
02. Face In A Night Time Mirror, Part 1 [feat. Jamie Myers]
03. Face In A Night Time Mirror, Part 2 [feat. Dino Sommese]
04. (A Shimmering Radiance) Diadem Of 12 Stars

Line-up
Rick Dahlin - vocals, guitar
Nathan Weaver - all instruments, vocals
Aaron Weaver - all instruments, backing vocals

Guest musicians
Jamie Myers-Waits - vocals
Dino Sommese - drums, vocals

Additional info
Released on black vinyl double LP, and the rare limited edition was released in green vinyl double LP.

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Comments

Comments: 29   Visited by: 266 users
19.05.2012 - 22:53
Rating: 7
EdguyAsFuck
Not my favorite WITTR album, but that doesn't say much I suppose. That said, this album has one of my favorite black metal album covers ever; it's so simple but majestic and evocative
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27.06.2012 - 03:48
Rating: 8
Oaken
Hipster
Great album, Queen Of Borrowed Light is an awesome song. Yet I thought that the album is too long for its own good.
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06.01.2013 - 17:41
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Written by Oaken on 27.06.2012 at 03:48

Great album, Queen Of Borrowed Light is an awesome song. Yet I thought that the album is too long for its own good.


I agree, Queen Of Borrowed Light is a brilliant song. The others are still very good, with the last 5 minutes of the album being totally awesome. Though I don't really think the album is too long.
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01.03.2013 - 18:31
Rating: 9
Aristarchos
My favourite album by them.
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31.10.2014 - 12:26
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Oaken on 27.06.2012 at 03:48

Great album, Queen Of Borrowed Light is an awesome song. Yet I thought that the album is too long for its own good.

Too long ?
I believe there's a STOP button on any types of player. Genius
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31.10.2014 - 12:43
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 31.10.2014 at 12:26

Too long ?
I believe there's a STOP button on any types of player. Genius

What kind of stupid, backwards logic is that. "I hated this album, it went on for way too long. Luckily my stereo had a stop button. I give this album 10/10." Genius.
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31.10.2014 - 12:59
Dima
His comments get more baffling by the day.
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31.10.2014 - 13:11
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Dima on 31.10.2014 at 12:59

His comments get more baffling by the day.

Because "HE" is a real genius
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31.10.2014 - 13:21
Ilham
Giant robot
Guise. Stahp. This is a textbook case of basic trolling.
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31.10.2014 - 13:26
Dima
Written by Ilham on 31.10.2014 at 13:21

Guise. Stahp. This is a textbook case of basic trolling.


I got my kiss my work here is done.
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31.10.2014 - 16:17
Lit.
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Written by Ilham on 31.10.2014 at 13:21

Guise. Stahp. This is a textbook case of basic trolling.

Actually, I'd say GB is an advanced kind of troll. A special kind of troll, if you will.
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02.11.2014 - 07:51
no one
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Does anyone actually own this record, was bloody expensive last time i looked
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03.11.2014 - 14:39
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 02.11.2014 at 07:51

Does anyone actually own this record, was bloody expensive last time i looked


Strange, because the band still sells the cd at their gigs for a normal price.
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Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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03.11.2014 - 19:34
no one
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.11.2014 at 14:39

Written by Guest on 02.11.2014 at 07:51

Does anyone actually own this record, was bloody expensive last time i looked


Strange, because the band still sells the cd at their gigs for a normal price.

the WITTR website store doesn't have the cd or vinyl, and there's only vinyl at discogs all around the $100 nz price before before shipping.

I can't remember any of the record labels having it either, and nothing on bandcamp, haven't looked on ebay in a while though
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03.11.2014 - 19:36
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 03.11.2014 at 19:34

the WITTR website store doesn't have the cd or vinyl, and there's only vinyl at discogs all around the $100 nz price before before shipping.

I can't remember any of the record labels having it either, and nothing on bandcamp, haven't looked on ebay in a while though

No new CDs on the UK Amazon that I can see. Second hand ones start at £70. None being sold on eBay. Sounds like it needs a reissue.
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03.11.2014 - 19:46
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 03.11.2014 at 19:34

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.11.2014 at 14:39

Written by Guest on 02.11.2014 at 07:51

Does anyone actually own this record, was bloody expensive last time i looked


Strange, because the band still sells the cd at their gigs for a normal price.

the WITTR website store doesn't have the cd or vinyl, and there's only vinyl at discogs all around the $100 nz price before before shipping.

I can't remember any of the record labels having it either, and nothing on bandcamp, haven't looked on ebay in a while though



All vinyl versions have been sold out for ages (both pressings by Southern Lord and the 3LP pressing by Van Records which includes a bonus song from their demo)

Thank God I have both the Van pressing and one of the Southern Lord ones on vinyl and also the cd.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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04.11.2014 - 07:59
no one
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.11.2014 at 19:46



All vinyl versions have been sold out for ages (both pressings by Southern Lord and the 3LP pressing by Van Records which includes a bonus song from their demo)

i kind of figured that, must not be making any more cds either
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Thank God I have both the Van pressing and one of the Southern Lord ones on vinyl and also the cd.

now that's fan boy dedication!

i guess the rest of us are just listening to pirated shit I just about brought the southern lord vinyl, that was until they said it was 80 bux for shipping
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22.05.2015 - 07:00
Maco
Handbanana
Very, very enjoyable. The atmosphere is overwhelming and most important, is not that hard to digest, even if the album is one hour long.
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I'm derp.
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04.11.2016 - 14:23
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 31.10.2014 at 12:26

Too long ?
I believe there's a STOP button on any types of player. Genius

I believes not really. STOP button - yes, but navigation option - NO!!! So he may have sit through the entire albums to find if any good song were there.
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01.02.2017 - 04:29
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Way better than Two Hunters
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01.02.2017 - 08:35
Rating: 8
Paz
News Man
Written by VIG on 01.02.2017 at 04:29

Way better than Two Hunters

Nope. It isn't.
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01.02.2017 - 13:21
!J.O.O.E.!
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It is, but only by a tad.
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01.02.2017 - 13:42
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Guest on 01.02.2017 at 13:21

It is, but only by a tad.

See, at least Jooe gets it.
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01.02.2017 - 13:42
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Paz on 01.02.2017 at 08:35

Written by VIG on 01.02.2017 at 04:29

Way better than Two Hunters

Nope. It isn't.

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01.02.2017 - 13:58
Rating: 8
Paz
News Man
Written by VIG on 01.02.2017 at 13:42



I feel offended.
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01.02.2017 - 16:03
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Paz on 01.02.2017 at 13:58

Written by VIG on 01.02.2017 at 13:42



I feel offended.

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05.06.2017 - 22:11
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
As an album, I'd say this one is a tiny bit better. Really enjoyed their use of female vocals on this album.

BUT, Two Hunters has the best song and ending: I Will Lay Down My Bones Among The Rocks And Roots.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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06.06.2017 - 04:51
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.06.2017 at 22:11

As an album, I'd say this one is a tiny bit better. Really enjoyed their use of female vocals on this album.

BUT, Two Hunters has the best song and ending: I Will Lay Down My Bones Among The Rocks And Roots.

I'm not sure for what I would pick for favorite WITTR song, but as I said, I think this album way beyond better than Two Hunters.
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06.06.2017 - 09:48
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by VIG on 06.06.2017 at 04:51
I'm not sure for what I would pick for favorite WITTR song, but as I said, I think this album way beyond better than Two Hunters.

To me the difference in sound is marginal at best, same with songwriting. If anything, I'd say this one is slightly less mature in songwriting. not only because they borrow more from Weakling than what they did on later albums but also the transition of riffs is not as smooth. I'm not particularly satisfied with the transition into the riff on the last track on the 9:00 mark as the riff doesn't really match the rest of the song so it feels awkward and forced. This is even worse around the 14:50 mark. That "chugga-chugga" riff is completely out of place in the last song. Fortunately it only happens twice and it's a common thing among long tracks, specially if it's your debut.

WITTR live is still the best WITTR no matter what songs they play (although "I will lay down..." ruled extra hard.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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