Relationship and Black Metal Advice Wednesday- The Secret Sexist Conspiracy and Wolves in the Throne Room- Black Cascade (2009)

Women think that they are perceived as stupid for reasons other than their words and actions. Seriously. They think that there is some hidden, sexist conspiracy, plotting to repress their talents. It’s a near universal trait among women also. If a woman thinks another is stupid, she’s labeled a bitch, if a man does, he’s sexist. I’ve never heard a woman say, “He/she thinks I’m dumb because I said something really stupid”. It’s like those Sex in the City whores, they spend years fucking every guy they can and then can’t figure out why they haven’t found Mr Right. Never occurs to any of them that they’re doing something wrong themselves. I think the whole series ended happily with all of their vocal chords being surgically removed. It’s either that or they all dry up and learn how to cook, I can’t remember.
Honestly, listening to a woman try and discern why she is viewed as stupid is like watching a dog chasing it’s tail.

Ok, my last review of Wolves in the Throne Room was luke warm and I haven’t listened to them much since, but there was a time when I was a fan and listening to this album again brought me back around. Yes, there is a trendiness about them, but a few of their albums are really, really good too. A duo hailing from Washington state, signed to Southern Lord Records and playing masterful USBM, they defiantly fall into the realm of “true black metal”.
WitTR has a refined sound that leans towards symphonic and assuredly not lo fi, so heavy use is made of synthesizers. In Black Cascade the synths are subdued and not overpowering, unlike some of their releases… Really, they are hit and miss and always have been. The first demo was epic (I’m doing a post about it next month), but the second demo was disappointing, but their next two releases, Diadem of 12 Stars and Two Hunters were great. Black Cascade has solid guitar and drum pieces that aren’t drowned out by the synthesizers and rates a 88%, recommended and WitTR is defiantly a “should hear” band for any modern metal head.

DL Wolves in the Throne Room


Relationship Advice and Black Metal Wednesday- The American Culture of Shit-Talking and Wolves in the Throne Room

Our Politically Correct society has become so safe and protected that it has devolved to a point where “People talk a lot shit from a safe place” (-Bun B). Granted, this has always been an issue, however, the presence of cameras mounted everywhere, the Internet police and Facebook have transformed what was once a civil society into a haven for rudeness.
Over the past week alone I’ve been threatened and cussed at by perfect strangers three times. My favorite was the Yankee cro-mag with clip-art and tribal sleeves who told CCRR that he was going to “fuck that guy up” because he didn’t approve of me riding my YZ 85 in a Department of Transportation field by his house… First off, I’ll point out that if he was serious and anything more than a bully he would have said that to me rather than CCRR.
Secondly, this is the South, we raise our children to have manners, everyone is armed and within their rights to “stand their ground”. In other words, the State of Florida doesn’t protect individuals who get too threatening or aggressive. Of course, Florida has also codified the circumstances under which it is acceptable to shoot people in one’s own orange grove. The point is that before everyone had smart phones to document any errant behavior for use as evidence, we had to get along with our fellow citizens on our own… And yes, there have been a couple of times that I had guns pointed at me, and I am a better person for it.
If not better, more polite at least. But the point is that talk is cheap, everyone knows that if Goober was serious he wouldn’t be talking about it ahead of time. Which brings up the point of why would someone go out of their way to publicly make an ass out of themselves? My theory is that his wriggler must be the size of my pinky and he thinks that if he makes enough racket no one will guess… Seriously, it has to be that or his dad hugged him too much or too little.
Then, there was this middle-aged hipster lady who got all butt-hurt because I pointed out that the Industrial Revolution rendered slavery economically unviable. Called me all kinds of names over Facebook, her basic point being that I must be wrong because the manner in which I pointed out these facts was politically insensitive. The utter lack of logical thought didn’t strike me as unusual coming from someone whose profile pic looks like she applied her make-up with a paintball gun.
Regardless it strikes me as a shame that technology has advanced our civilization to the point where random rudeness to strangers is now socially acceptable.

Today, we have Wolves in the Throne Room and their 2011 album, Celestial Linage a Washington based USBM act, however this is not their greatest offering, 78%.