Diadem of 12 Stars

Wolves in the Throne Room - Diadem of 12 Stars
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2006 Ratings: #143
Liked by 3 people
February 7, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Vendlus Records / Label
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Each track on this album has moments of pure brilliance but they often feel dragged on far too long so the record make its to an hour long and it kinda feels forced. It is a solid atmospheric black metal record which does stand on its own but I wish the tracks were shortened with the filler removed and it makes the album feel there is 1/3 of amazing stuff, 1/3 of good stuff and 1/3 which i feel could just be gone. Overall, it is a very good black metal record which feels too dragged out but it ... read more


Best Track: Face In A Night Time Mirror, pt. 2
Worst Track: (A Shimmering Radiance) Diadem of 12 Stars

It's kind of long-winded. Also, the distortion is mad hazy - not in an interesting, shoegaze-type way, but in an unflatteringly awkward way


In complete contrast to the serenity of the album’s artwork, this black metal trio from Olympia, Washington, produce on this debut album a raw, distorted and tortured brand of metal which only relents to include moments of ethereal folk. The tracks are extended and offer no respite for any listener not enamoured with this genre of music.

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Track List

  1. Queen of the Borrowed Light
  2. Face in a Night Time Mirror, Pt. 1
  3. Face in a Night Time Mirror, Pt. 2
  4. (A Shimmering Radiance) Diadem of 12 Stars
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Added on: January 1, 2014