The Olympia, Wash., black-metal band returns with the climactic, colossal, final installment in a trilogy that started with their 2007 album, Two Hunters. Here, they mix lengthy tracks with heavily textured interludes and make beautiful use of vocals from collaborator Jessika Kenney. Since their early days, Wolves have grown assured, but haven't overstepped. The sound is enormous, but remains organic (at times, you can almost hear leaves rustling). It's true black metal creating its own rules, and a testament to the band that it can tweak something this much and still sound like it's sticking to the script.
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