Chuck Schuldiner Project

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Wooden Throne - Under the Moon They Wander Until Fading Away

It's amazing how much good stuff Purity Through Fire continually puts out. This latest signing, Wooden Throne are an October Falls side project, and their debut Under The Moon They Wander Until Fading Away is a long time in the making. The end result is bombastic symphonic metal that pays tribute to the second wave of the genre and never loses sight of the ravishing grimness that defines the best bands in the genre. This is black metal executed at a wonderfully high level and which is a delight to sink your teeth deep into. 

Complex and yet vast, this record crams a lot into its 33 minute run time, but does so in a way that is tasteful and powerful. The breadth of the record is really exciting and if you close your eyes the music will take you away and let you really get lost in waves of snow and bitter forests where you search for ever grimmer futures. Under The Moon They Wander Until Fading Away is a beautiful record, any way you slice it. Though the band strays far from many of the post black metal tropes that define modern day beautiful black metal, Wooden Throne find a way to make more antediluvian sounds seem full and powerful. 

Under The Moon They Wander Until Fading Away is a thriller and a record that I eagerly come back too. Several listens in and I am completely enamored with what Wooden Throne have conjured up here. This is a record that really speaks to so many of the gloriously snowy and frost laden tropes of the genre. While it may not be doing anything groundbreaking, it's definitely solid snow day listening and the sort of thing you're going to want to immerse yourself in regularly if you are devoted to the underground. 

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