Taake‘s sound is unmistakable. As chilly and harsh as probably the most brutal Nordic winter, Taake is a type of black steel bands who by no means actually modified their sound. Whereas the band has, at instances, embraced some parts of black ‘n roll at instances of their catalog, Taake has actually extra firmly grasped their early roots.
Et Hav av Avstad (which interprets to “A Sea of Distance”) is the eighth full-length studio file. It is comprised of solely 4 songs however they clock in at a mixed 42 minutes. Taake mainman Hoest performs all of the devices on the file and in addition handles all of the vocals.
There are many guitars on this file and to actually respect all the things Hoest has occurring with all of them I might advocate that you simply hear with headphones. I’ve discovered it to be a wholly totally different listening expertise myself with the headphones on such that I can actually get each little nuance and sound that Hoest has meticulously put in there.
The primary observe, “Denna Forblaaste Smash av en Bro (tr: Blown Away Bridge Ruins)” is definitely a bit proggy with plenty of time modifications and abrupt surprises. Every part of the tune is sort of totally different from each other, making it really feel just like the observe is de facto extra like a collection of actions than one particular person tune. The second observe, “Utarmede Gruver (Depleted Mines)” is barely extra melodic and signature Taake when it comes to the sonics. This one may simply be on the primary three Taake data. On the similar time, it is nonetheless contemporary and unique.
“Et Uhyre av en Kniv (A Monster of a Knife)” is the only that was launched final June. This specific minimize sounds a bit extra like Taake‘s more moderen work when it comes to the tremolo and drums. When you’re a fan of the songs on Kong Vinter or Stridens Hus, you will probably actually love this tune. Identical with “Gid Sprakk Vi,” which is the shortest tune on the file at simply over six minutes.
In typical Taake vogue, the file could be very a lot a lo-fi recording. It is tough, uncooked and unfiltered, form of like the person himself. In fact, we’d count on nothing much less. On this respect, Taake has at all times been distinctly black steel and distinctly Norwegian.
When you’re already a fan of Taake, there isn’t any doubt you are going to love this file. When you’re a fan of the actually early Taake, you then’ll particularly love this file. When you’ve by no means checked out Taake and you do not thoughts your lyrics in Norwegian, Et Hav av Avastad may very effectively be an excellent start line.