Thursday, November 11, 2010

Threnos - By Blood and by Earth

Threnos (contained members some members who then went on to form Fauna). The band that apparently started the whole Cascadian BM thing.

Early contributors to the eco-spiritual style of black metal in and among the Cascadian region. Recorded and self-released a tour edition of By Blood And By Earth in 2004, though an official pressing was never released.
- Quote ("Threnos")

"song of lamentation," 1634, from Gk. threnodia,  from threnos  "dirge, lament," + oide  "ode." Gk. threnos  probably is from a PIE imitative base meaning "to murmur, hum;" cf. O.E. dran  "drone," Goth. drunjus  "sound," Gk. tenthrene  "a kind of wasp."


–noun, plural -dies.
a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, esp. for the dead; dirge; funeral song.

1615–25;  < Gk thrēnōidía,  equiv. to thrên ( os ) dirge + -ōid ( ) song ( see ode) + -ia -y3

- Quote ("Threnody")

Threnos is definitely a good band. They inspired a new generation of BM. Perhaps I dig some of the projects derived from this one more, the credit due to this band is unmistakeable.

Recommend for any Cascadian BM fan, but esp those interested in the early stages of the genre.

Album Name: By Blood and by Earth
Band: Threnos
Genre: Folk/Black Metal
Year: 2004
Track Listing:

1.The Call04:12
2.Sparks Borne On The Wind05:35
3.The Return13:01
5.By Blood And By Earth15:53
Total playing time46:42


1 comment:

  1. threnos started after wittr. three of these songs were carried over from a band called laid to waste. threnos very well could have coined the phrase cascadian black metal though. prior to threnos, parker was singer and guitarist in sicarri and johnny was drumming for aurora goreialis, with nathan from wittr and bridget irish.



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