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Unity
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:48 am 
 

Just noticed that Taake is releasing a new album in a few days! Anyone else excited?

https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/T ... ter/672916
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:21 am 
 

no. not at all. taake are truly one of the most boring and useless "bigger" BM bands around, who can't write a single great riff. they sucked when they were still called thule, and they sucked when they became taake.
no thanks.
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BrutalizerUtilizerOfTheShadows
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:46 am 
 

I've always liked what Taake has done since I bought Hordalands doedskvad a few years back. To me, that one was the most memorable but I did not spend a lot of time with the others. I'll definitely be checking this out though.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:46 am 
 

into_the_pit wrote:
no. not at all. taake are truly one of the most boring and useless "bigger" BM bands around, who can't write a single great riff. they sucked when they were still called thule, and they sucked when they became taake.
no thanks.


That's like saying Emperor has no atmosphere. Seriously- Taake, boring riffs?

Can't wait for the new release!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:55 am 
 

hoping for another epic banjo solo
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:23 pm 
 

Unorthodox wrote:
into_the_pit wrote:
no. not at all. taake are truly one of the most boring and useless "bigger" BM bands around, who can't write a single great riff. they sucked when they were still called thule, and they sucked when they became taake.
no thanks.


That's like saying Emperor has no atmosphere. Seriously- Taake, boring riffs?

Can't wait for the new release!


A head-scratcher indeed. The opening riff of Nattestid ser porten vid is iconic! Taake has always been a favorite of mine. It's my go to band when I crave that pure black metal sound. Their last album was no more than decent though. Hoping for an improvement.
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blackmantram
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:36 pm 
 

into_the_pit wrote:
who can't write a single great riff.

Well, this is objectively not true.
Also, not that excited, taake's latest three LPs have been hit-or-miss, with Noregs vaapen being the only good one so far.

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Warty_basaloid
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:15 pm 
 

Last album was my least favourite, hope this will be better again.

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into_the_pit
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:01 pm 
 

Unorthodox wrote:
Seriously- Taake, boring riffs?


yes. I just listened to the whole song, and I'm remembering nothing about it right afterward, except thinking during the opening riff "someone's trying to deliver an epic riff, but the progression feels somehow inorganic to me".

blackmantram wrote:
into_the_pit wrote:
who can't write a single great riff.

Well, this is objectively not true.


no, your statement is objectively not true because "a great riff" is a highly subjective attribution. my statement still stands as subjectively true to me, because I have listened to everything by taake and thule and liked exactly nothing about it.
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BrutalizerUtilizerOfTheShadows
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:20 pm 
 

into_the_pit wrote:
my statement still stands as subjectively true to me, because I have listened to everything by taake and thule and liked exactly nothing about it.


If it bores you so much why did you listen to all of his albums? You'd think you would have figured out by the third one or so that it's not interesting to you.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:24 pm 
 

Sound like a giant waste of time to listen to an entire discography without enjoying 1 second of it. :scratch:

Anyway, I'm not too excited. I considered making a thread about the new releases (EP + album), but it's just not that big of an anticipation for me. And that's saying a lot, because Taake might be in my top 5 black metal bands of all time. I think "Nattestid" through "Hordalands doedskvad" is black metal bliss. The self-titled was very boring, "Noregs vaapen" picked up some energy, but "Stridens hus" was the same boring trite again.
I listened to the 2 songs that are available for the new album, and they're just a continuation of "Stridens hus". VERY bad production and just a pile of riffs with no real structure behind it.

I think Hoest is just bored with it at this point, and it shows.

Here is exciting and powerful Taake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2DuFLCsdwk
Here is bored and phoned-in Taake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D9Lfmd1ZJo

Notice the bad production in the latter. It's not "nekro-kvlt-trve bad production", but actually shitty.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:51 pm 
 

I'm surprised at some reactions here. did I offend any fanboys in here?
I've been listening to BM for almost 25 years, so it's not a big thing to know all the discographies of all the big players. and it's gotten way easier to do so with the rise of the internet.
I also try to stay open-minded to new music, so sometimes I even check new releases by older bands that have lost the spark long ago in my book (or who never had it, like thule/taake). just for the sake of it and, you know, sometimes and somewhere there might be an unexpected gem hiding among the tripe.
sometimes I also revisit discographies to see if maybe my taste has changed, because at least my taste is subject to change and not eternally carved in stone. this has never been the case with taake though.
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blackmantram
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:01 pm 
 

BrutalizerUtilizerOfTheShadows wrote:
into_the_pit wrote:
my statement still stands as subjectively true to me, because I have listened to everything by taake and thule and liked exactly nothing about it.


If it bores you so much why did you listen to all of his albums? You'd think you would have figured out by the third one or so that it's not interesting to you.


I was going to point out exactly the same, it sounded so silly it made me chuckle.

into_the_pit wrote:
"a great riff" is a highly subjective attribution.


That's not entirely correct. I could say something like "In my opinion Tonny Iommy hasn't been able to put out a great riff in his entire career" and that wouldn't mean I would be absolutely wrong.


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raumr
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:02 pm 
 

As a (former?) fanboy I'm not offended at all. I just find it slightly amusing that you listen to everything they released without liking any of it :). I mean, I could understand it if you like one or two songs, which then motivated you to listen on. I like some early Metallica, so that motivated me to listen to all their later album, none of which I liked. But you say that you like literally nothing Taake has released, so why bother? What made you think that the next song you checked out would be "the one" if they had nothing to begin with?

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Unorthodox
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:05 pm 
 

into_the_pit wrote:
I'm surprised at some reactions here. did I offend any fanboys in here?


lol just a difference in opinion. I really like folk-influenced black metal like him, early Falkenbach, etc. But admittedly Taake's last album was lacking so we'll see about this one.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:15 pm 
 

raumr wrote:
As a (former?) fanboy I'm not offended at all. I just find it slightly amusing that you listen to everything they released without liking any of it :). I mean, I could understand it if you like one or two songs, which then motivated you to listen on. I like some early Metallica, so that motivated me to listen to all their later album, none of which I liked. But you say that you like literally nothing Taake has released, so why bother? What made you think that the next song you checked out would be "the one" if they had nothing to begin with?

Hope springs eternal? I've never been a fan of Taake but I usually give their stuff a listen when it comes out. There's a few bands like this for me. It's partly because multiple people whose opinions I respect have said they are good so there's the thought that I may indeed just be missing something, there's the fact that it's a venerable band that hasn't sold out or gone bonkers so they deserve at least some respect and acknowledgement, and it's partly just to keep tabs on what's going on the black metal universe.
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Razakel
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:23 pm 
 

I love the hell out of the new track. For how grim and evil Taake often is, I love how bouncy and catchy they/he usually are at the same time. Such crazy weird riffs that somehow work so well.

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BrutalizerUtilizerOfTheShadows
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:40 pm 
 

Razakel wrote:
I love the hell out of the new track. For how grim and evil Taake often is, I love how bouncy and catchy they/he usually are at the same time. Such crazy weird riffs that somehow work so well.


Haven't heard the new track yet but I will check it out when I get the chance. This is always what I loved about Taake as well though, fun catchy riffs that are almost playful, yet can still be categorized as black metal.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:49 pm 
 

henkkjelle wrote:
The opening riff of Nattestid ser porten vid is iconic!


I clearly remember how immediately impressed - overwhelmed even - I was when I played it for the first time.

Time passed, and Nattestid contributed to my verdict that an album isn't good at all if its opening moments/opening track is the highlight of the album.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:10 pm 
 

Listened to first three albums, watched a good concert on yt and now I wait in eager anticipation. :D Taake is usually 3-4 good-amazing songs per album. Better than many other Bm bands.

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