Celestial Lineage - Wolves in the Throne Room
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  • Summary: The Washington state metal band's fourth studio album seeks to envision a place full of cedar trees for the listeners.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    100
    The latest of those hymns is Celestial Lineage--and as great as the group's two previous full-lengths were, Lineage is the first to truly, fully capture the Weavers' unholy vision of sylvan majesty and pagan mystique.
  2. Sep 22, 2011
    90
    Wolves in the Throne Room continue to do the genre proud with contributions such as this.
  3. Sep 23, 2011
    86
    Celestial Lineage feels like the contemporary American scene's defining statement after San Francisco group Weakling's seminal 2000 offering Dead As Dreams.
  4. Sep 23, 2011
    80
    Theirs remains a stubbornly extreme sound, although Celestial Lineage finds new ways to combine heaviness with solemn beauty. [Oct 2011, p.86]
  5. Dec 5, 2011
    80
    This is the most introspective Wolves In The throne Room release to date. [Sep 2011, p59]
  6. Oct 25, 2011
    80
    This blend of grace and discord never feels jarring, combining to produce an immersive, transcendental whole which reveals the true breadth of this duo's impressive artistry. [Sep 2011, p.51]
  7. Sep 22, 2011
    40
    Celestial Lineage may be well crafted and even (relatively) accessible but by eschewing the ideas that coloured their previous work, Wolves in the Throne Room have ended up creating something that's not really black, but rather quite grey.

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