Taake - Kong Vinter Review

Well, it´s better late than never, so here we go with TAAKE and their latest opus ´Kong Vinter´which means ´King Winter´.
TAAKE has on the latest albums been somewhat progressive or has added progressive elements into their music, but still stays true to their style.
It´s still agressive but they have toned down the tempo a bit compared to their previous albums.
I know many people complain about it, but personally I find it interesting, the style they develope into. slower more groovy version with more guitarwork 7 tracks of of a more mature TAAKE who is developing into their own unique sound and at first listen some might find it hard to swallow, but personally  like it. There is enough black metal at full speed with blastbeats all the way if you want that. What you get is a more groovy band picking inspiration from early norwegian 80s band and more and slowly fading into their well-known landscape. It´s their 7th studio album feat. 7 tracks and I would advice you to give it a listen as it´s a overall fine album.

Maybe not my favourite album but it´s hard to beat their previous works ,so why not try something diffeerent insted of just copying themselves nd all credits to Ørjan for that, he continues his journey develping further each album but still captures the TAAKE essence. It should be interesting to follow them in the future and see what he cook together in the future. Taake are certainly onto something with ´Kong Vinter´
They just had their 25th anniversary party at Verftet/Bergen with Orkan & Vinterbris as warm up bands

Tracks to mention : Havet I Huset & Inntrengeren which has some unique & twisted riffs & turns.

1. Sverdets Vei
2. Inntrenger
3. Huset i Havet
4. Havet i Huset
5. Jernhaand
6. Maanebrent
7. Fra Bjoergegrend mot Glemselen

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1999 Nattestid Ser Porten Vid
2002 Over Bjoergvin graater himmerik
2005 Hordalands doedskvad
2008 Taake
2011 Noregs vaapen
2014 Stridens hus
2017 Kong Vinter

Gravarson_almighty Mars.2018

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