A work of unique neo-folk pagan metal. Acoustic guitars recorded in natural forest surroundings, Powerful clean vocal style to impart a message of strength in self - and above all - respect to Earth. Main influences are Primoridial, Isengard, and Summoning.

Field recordings and acoustic interludes recorded at Wapsipinicon River Environmental Education Center between 2011 - 2013.

These fine quality patches were made for WBSS by Andy Barker at Fragile Branch Label and Distro

Track Listing:
Flame in the Fields
Rest in the Ground
Crossing Paths
Coven of the Wolves
Tomorrow Tribe
The sky has not always been this way
Homestead Hailstorm

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Other When Bitter Spring Sleeps merch:

WBSS - Star-Thrown CD Digipack

WBSS - Coven of the Wolves 12 in Vinyl LP

WBSS - Spirit in Flames CD Digipack