Kong vinter. Review: Taake 2019-11-28

Kong Vinter

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On the other hand, the bass is quite a bit more distorted than previous releases, and this meshes well with the slightly cleaner guitars. And not their best one, I'm afraid. It is fresh, yet traditional in spirit. And Hoest's vocals are as bestial and demonic as ever, with some fantastically frantic spots on tracks such as Jernhaand. They're all still on my wantlist and I hope that one day I will be able to complete my vinyl collection of this fantastic Norwegian band. However, I feel that they do fit the overall sound of the album.

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Taake

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This one contains one of the very few fast parts on the album, but also a lot of slower type of playing and again some surprising melodic stuff, so it's varied, but interesting song. The vocals sounded wretched, which may be due to Hoest aging, and with age comes vocal aging. Folk undertones have also been a staple of Taake's music, and that still sits with Kong Vinter, although admittedly slightly less so. But it's a good and solid album, with some good songs. A soundscape underscored by a nasty groove, that at times can appear deceptively playful.

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Taake

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Once again, he makes a stellar album filled with his signature blend of black metal and rock but not quite black 'n' roll though , but also keeps everything fresh and different from Nattestid Ser Porten Vid or Noregs vaapen. They're solid songs, sure, with couple of great harmonies and riffs. The riffs compliment one another, with some feeling quite groovy, often leading into the cold and frosty ones so known to longtime Taake fans. All in all, I'd say that while this is by no means my favorite Taake release, it is a worthy addition to Hoest's ever expanding catalog. I'd also like to note that six of the seven songs are longer than six minutes. It's classic Taake, but not the best I heard. I like this band a lot.

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Taake

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So how does the newest effort stack up to his previous work? Rather than sounding like a higher pitched and more traditional black metal sound, Hoest went for more of a lower, almost Darkthrone inspired tone. For an album named after the dead cold of winter, Kong Vinter is oddly varied. Review Summary: Rock and fucking roll!? Followed by a section out of a garage band jam or a classic rock album. The drumming is a lot more interesting here than on tracks like Sverdets vei and Inntrenger. Hoest once again takes Taake to new heights, filling his music and riffs with black metal, through and through. .

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Review: Taake

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This release has truly stood the test of time and is a part of black metal's history. Of the seven albums, the last four have never before been released as picture discs. From Nattestid Ser Porten Vid, to Stridens Hus, the man has consistently released a seven track album every three years. This is still second wave black metal worship at its core, but it never limits itself - as Hoest constantly challenges himself instrumentally. Of the seven albums, the last four have never before been released as picture discs. The track Jernhaand, I believe, is the most interesting song on the album.

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How cold is it in Hong Kong in the winter?

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While not perfect, this album remains fresh, and doesn't retread too many steps Hoest has tread before on previous albums. Which gives Hoest more time to show off his skills as a musician. The guitar tones are similar to those of Stridens Hus, with a bit more growl. However, I can more than safely say that the album was my favorite of last year. Haters will keep hating them, worshipers will still worship Taake. It starts out with a really slow drag, before going in full force with every instrument. Even some of the riffs sound like you'd hear them on a Darkthrone album.

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Kong Vinter

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But at the same time I miss something here. Last time they did The Cure cover, so maybe the times, when Hoest was doing covers of Burzum or Darkthrone are gone haha! Great atmosphere, great riffs, great vocals. Starting off with such strong promise, Kong Vinter seems to lose some punch towards its tail-end, but it redeems itself. What else we have here? On a side note, it doesn't hurt when the artist plays some of the coldest Norwegian black metal currently available. The drumming has a very old school sound to them as well. This is unmistakably Taake, and, as always, Hoest has produced an intense work that surprises and enthrals.

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I'd give it a 9. A must have for all true Mayhem fans! I could really live without these two. Nevertheless, Kong Vinter shows fantastic musicianship, with Hoest manning all instruments on the record, as well as vocals. To honor the second wave black metal aesthetic, while also continuing to push the envelope is an admirable and rare feat. First, the instruments and production: For Taake, the production is quite muddy, especially comparing it to Noregs vaapen which had crystal clear audio.

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