Nature scenery on the cover of a promo coming from Blindrume Recordings= a promise of good underground music. As always, this label has released a cool opus of great darkness. The band from England made friends with Romania's own Negura Bundget. This friendship led to an offer from this kvlt act to use their studio. After two weeks of hard work, Wodensthrone's debut album, Loss, was born.
Two guitar players and a keyboardist are amongst the members contributing in creating a quite elaborate sonic structure. Loss is a sixty minutes plus opus of epic Pagan Black Metal. Some compositions last over ten minutes, allowing a deeper development of their Pagan ideology. The keyboard patterns really add an atmospheric edge to their sound and possess a certain orchestral touch. The distorted guitars are not overwhelming, thus allowing more delicate work to develop; may it be in the shape of arpeggios, clean leads, not to forget the rare, but folksy present acoustic passages. The sickly good rasps carry a certain ghostly feel, which brings a touch of eerie. The vocals are not constantly present, so many musical breaks, sometimes quite lengthy, are luring the listener into deeper woods, so to speak.
Nothing but great music on Loss, full of high quality compositions like: " Fyrgenstream", "Léodum on Lade" and the long lasting epic pleasure called: "Black Moss". My folksy heart fell for the folkish instrumental, filled with acoustic guitars, "Pillar of the Sun".
1 - Fyrgenstréam
2 - Leodum on Lande
3 - Heofungtid
4 - Those That Crush the Roots of Blood
5 - Black Moss
6 - Upon These Stones
7 - Pillar of the Sun
8 - That Which is Now Forgotten - 597