Celestite

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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the black metal duo is a five-track companion album to 2011's Celestial Lineage.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 12, 2014
    80
    Far more than background music, this is a reasonably static, and yet moving, listen.
  2. Jul 9, 2014
    80
    For those who can keep up, some exultant and righteous highs await.
  3. Uncut
    Jul 3, 2014
    80
    By and large, it's contemplation they're seeking. [Aug 2014, p.81]
  4. The Wire
    Jul 21, 2014
    80
    Celestite cannot simply be characterised as pastiche, however, as the Weaver brothers and Dunn have constructed dramatic instrumentals using the material of previous compositions, ensuring a thematic and sonic continuity with their own past. [Jul 2014, p.61]
  5. Jul 8, 2014
    70
    Celestite feels like it is more than just a simple companion piece to Celestial Lineage, and there is more than a Cascadian black metal band behind the subtle guitars and massive synths of Celestite: there is an idea that is beginning to take root.
  6. There are absolutely stunning passages on here to be sure, but as a whole the record fails to really take your breath away like one would hope.
  7. Jul 10, 2014
    47
    Wantonly skipping between sounds with a dilettante zeal, Wolves in the Throne Room seem woefully under equipped for this music.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 10, 2015
    7
    It should not be much of a surprise for WITTR to come out with a pure ambient album. In their previous releases, they create a lot of ambianceIt should not be much of a surprise for WITTR to come out with a pure ambient album. In their previous releases, they create a lot of ambiance in their post-rock moments. This album is similar to those moments, but utilizes more synth and stretches them out to full album length. It's a very gorgeous album. Creates a good reading atmosphere and especially a great album to stargaze with. Just don't expect to rock out with this one. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2014
    5
    Seems more like a side project spin-off than actual WiiTR... There seems to be minimal to no direction with the 5 pieces contained in thisSeems more like a side project spin-off than actual WiiTR... There seems to be minimal to no direction with the 5 pieces contained in this mediocre album of washy droniness. Basically "Diet Sunn 0)))". Expand