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Release date: 23 April 2012
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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8.1 | 65 votes

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01. The Remaining Few
02. Jormungandr
03. First Light
04. The Great Darkness
05. Battle Lines
06. Wyrgthu
07. The Storm
08. The Name Of The Wind

Review


Line-up
Michael "Árfæst" Blenkarn - keyboards
Richard "Wildeþrýð" Brass - guitar, vocals
Chris "Rædwalh" Walsh - guitar, vocals
Ian "Hréowsian" Finley - drums, percussion, vocals
Gerádwine - bass

Guest musicians
Greg Chandler - vocals

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy

Rating:
8.7
The wait is finally over - Wodensthrone are back and more epic than ever.

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published 31.05.2012 | Comments (15)

Staff pick by
Troy Killjoy

22.05.2012 Epic, enchanting, melodic, folk-infused atmo-black metal with uplifting melodies that benefit from the use of violins and acoustic work. Gives Loss a run for its money...

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Thanntos - 14.12.2011 at 07:30  
  O god yes can't wait!
Troy Killjoy - 14.12.2011 at 08:04  
  It's legit - confirmed by a news post from the label. Fuck yes.
Sync - 14.12.2011 at 22:21  
Rating: 9 Should hopefully be another fantastic album!
The Doctor - 07.01.2012 at 19:50  
  Im sure it will be another masterpiece!
Czerny Reiter - 03.04.2012 at 09:31  
Rating: 7 I've only but recently started exploring Loss and already a new album is upon us. Good timing for me and a good chunk of antecipation has already taken shape. If they can refine the synths (which I love) and continue with ever more epic songs we could have something really special to look forward to.
Troy Killjoy - 26.04.2012 at 03:18  
  Haven't been able to find anything beyond the one song they released... Hopefully it lives up to my expectations, because the debut is immense.
!J.O.O.E.! - 26.04.2012 at 03:28  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.04.2012 at 03:18

Haven't been able to find anything beyond the one song they released... Hopefully it lives up to my expectations, because the debut is immense.

I kinda fell out of interest with the debut. These days it just seems like a fairly decent Drudkh clone. Admittedly given Drudkh's recent output that's not a bad thing.
Troy Killjoy - 26.04.2012 at 03:32  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.04.2012 at 03:28
I kinda fell out of interest with the debut. These days it just seems like a fairly decent Drudkh clone. Admittedly given Drudkh's recent output that's not a bad thing.

To be honest it has been quite a while since I've given it a proper listen, so I can't even be sure my feelings are the same.

You better not influence me into thinking it's a Drudkh clone and that current Drudkh is bad. >> I like my music taste where it is right now, thank you.
!J.O.O.E.! - 26.04.2012 at 03:34  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.04.2012 at 03:32

To be honest it has been quite a while since I've given it a proper listen, so I can't even be sure my feelings are the same.

You better not influence me into thinking it's a Drudkh clone and that current Drudkh is bad. >> I like my music taste where it is right now, thank you.

But current Drudkh is bad bitch =P

Not that you ever would, but don't ever see Wodensthrone live. You go in expecting some long, blonde hair viking sorts and you get some dreadfully normal looking guys who just don't match the music at all.
Troy Killjoy - 26.04.2012 at 03:36  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.04.2012 at 03:34
You go in expecting some long, blonde hair viking sorts and you get some dreadfully normal looking guys who just don't match the music at all.

You're telling this to the guy who practically ejaculated 300 words into a review of Deafheaven's debut.

!J.O.O.E.! - 26.04.2012 at 03:39  
  Button up shirts should be banned from metal. And anything white. Unless it's a wedding dress (Attila)
Troy Killjoy - 26.04.2012 at 03:43  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.04.2012 at 03:39
Button up shirts should be banned from metal. And anything white.

I'm literally wearing a white t-shirt underneath a button-up collared dress shirt right now.

I'm so metal I dress anti-metal. Maybe I could form my own Wodensthrone/Deafheaven project.
Boxcar Willy - 26.04.2012 at 03:44  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.04.2012 at 03:39

Button up shirts should be banned from metal. And anything white. Unless it's a wedding dress (Attila)

I wear polo shirts quite often.


*come at me bro meme*


Also wedding dresses, but that's another story...
Sync - 27.04.2012 at 18:26  
Rating: 9 Cannot find any other songs other than "The Storm" and some previews off amazon. Bummer.
Sync - 02.05.2012 at 19:31  
Rating: 9 Just leaked. well, if anyone''s interested.
Troy Killjoy - 18.05.2012 at 06:43  
  Been listening to this off-and-on over the course of the past few days and must say it's... much different than I expected. I guess the fact it seems to focus more on creating an epic atmosphere and not so much on the whole pagan/folk aspect took me a bit by surprise being that I assumed it would be more aligned with Drudkh/Negura Bunget/etc., but this is still an excellent release. Some of the melodies are incredibly uplifting, and the vocals are mixed perfectly in the "middle" - not too high, not too low.

The acoustic passages make for a nice break in the action as well, slowing things down and building up the epic foundation, made more so by the timely incorporation of violins. I'm happy they didn't disappoint even though the change was initially surprising.
Boxcar Willy - 24.05.2012 at 21:30  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 06:43

Epic, enchanting, melodic, folk-infused atmo-black metal with uplifting melodies that benefit from the use of violins and acoustic work. Gives Loss a run for its money...


Atmosphere? Folk? Acoustic passages? Violin?

I just creamed my pants.
Oaken - 30.05.2012 at 16:04  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.05.2012 at 21:30

Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.05.2012 at 06:43

Epic, enchanting, melodic, folk-infused atmo-black metal with uplifting melodies that benefit from the use of violins and acoustic work. Gives Loss a run for its money...


Atmosphere? Folk? Acoustic passages? Violin?

I just creamed my pants.

I really suggest you listen to this. It's very catchy, and a great atmospheric black metal metal record. And Troy's description sums it all up.
M C Vice - 04.07.2012 at 10:36  
Rating: 9 Epic.
Mr. Doctor - 04.07.2012 at 13:49  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.04.2012 at 03:39

Button up shirts should be banned from metal. And anything white. Unless it's a wedding dress (Attila)


Or unless you are Akercocke.




God... How I miss them
M C Vice - 24.08.2012 at 10:57  
Rating: 9 Will their 3rd album be called Reverence?
Draugen - 17.11.2012 at 18:01  
Rating: 8 Wow!

This is some impressive stuff. Not only does Wodensthrone manage to create yet another stunning album, but Curse actually had a greater impact on me than the debut.

If I could only use one word to describe this album it would be EPIC. This is mainly due to the sheer diversity of it with the atmosphere ranging from harsh and agressive to soothing and majestic. Despite all of these transitions throughout the duration of the album, there was never anything that felt out of place or cheesy. Instead, Curse is like a grandiose journey that deserves to be experienced from beginning to end. I would also like to mention that there was a nice surprise to hear Greg Chandler's distinctive vocals on the last track which became a fitting ending to a great album as a whole.
lord artan - 21.02.2013 at 14:50  
Rating: 10 This album is amazing wow awesome.....03. First Light
rahul77 - 14.02.2014 at 12:44  
Rating: 9 Super awsome album ...especially the last song..'the name of the wind'..hope wodensthrone keeps bringing this awsome stuff..\m/
mz - 30.09.2014 at 01:10  
Rating: 9 I hadn't been moved by an atmospheric black metal record in long time. This one is just so good it hurts.
Surprisingly, this band shares member with the defunct The Axis of Perdition and Cruciamentum :|. Seriously didn't expect that as those bands are great as making some of the darkest musics I've ever heard. This album is just beautiful.

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