Watain are one of those anomalies that exist within the grey area between the underground and the mainstream, operating within either realm as they choose.

They truly are a band that follows their own path. This path, however, brought a great them deal of derision when they released The Wild Hunt in 2013. That album saw the group flirt with clean vocals and a more streamlined sound, confusing many black metal fans. With Trident Wolf Eclipse, Watain’s intent is clear: auditory domination. The three-piece go for the throat here, taking no prisoners and making no excuses as they embody the dangerous, unrelenting darkness that is black metal.

Trident Wolf Eclipse is out now via Century Media/EMI.

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