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TAAKE's Kong Vinter - first impressions (spoiler alert!)

 
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Towards The Inevitable



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: TAAKE's Kong Vinter - first impressions (spoiler alert!) Reply with quote

I am aware that probably not many people have heard this album yet, apart from media people, and I sincerely apologize for commenting on something that's not available to everybody (it will soon be, hopefully), but I just can't help myself: I've just finished my very first spin of this monster and I am so fucking blown away that I simply must share my excitement with someone: wow, fucking wow. Taake album doesn't get much better than this.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's fucking weird and super progressive, but I also think it's disjointed. some of the transitions make me think of Opeth's "black rose immortal" - Hoest hits a big open chord and lets it ring out before switching to another style or section. it hits on a lot of interesting styles, but none of it is really seamless. maybe further listens will reveal more things, but this is just after two or three listenthroughs.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, yeah, you might be right with all that, but at the same time - none of that really matters. I mean, these riffs are extremely memorable, they sound inspired, and - most importantly - they perfectly translate the atmosphere of this photo into sound:


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Bones



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stop, if my dick gets any harder Hoest will want to touch it.
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peopleface



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's interesting, do you think someone who didn't care very much for the last album will like this one more?
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Towards The Inevitable



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, I'm that guy. I mean, not that I didn't care about it (Orm is easily one of the best songs of their career) but Stridens Hus definitely gets weaker as songs go by and is less consistent than Noregs Vaapen, not to mention slightly underwhelming production. This one fires on all cylinders, and it gets better as it unfolds, culminating in the closing song that is 10 minutes long instrumental. There is only one semi-modern sounding break in the third song (I think), that kind of made me ask what the fuck was that, but otherwise, this is fucking flawless record, thoroughly memorable. The sound is also fat and greasy, much more redolent of Noregs Vaapen production values than of Striden Hus'.

Bear in mind that I'm yet to listen to it for the second time, these are only the first impressions.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Towards The Inevitable wrote:
The sound is also fat and greasy, much more redolent of Noregs Vaapen production values than of Striden Hus'.

Meh, i was hoping for a more natural, more "analogue"-ish production like "Doedskvad" or so... I like his last three albums, but they all suffer from their weak, "stiff in the hip" production.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People still listen to this band after Nattestid...? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Little Fun wrote:
People still listen to this band? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's to hoping for a good listen ...the banjo spazz out track on the last album I think it was... that almost had me turn the album off Laughing

...too freaky of a reminder of back woods alberta perhaps.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope this album is as good as Towards The Inevitable says. I enjoy Taake, and the album cover is too great to waste on mediocre music.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, that picture posted in this thread is very captivating! It made me think of an warrior/viking standing on a hill above a burning settlement after the battle - awesome picture!
I am really looking forward to hear the album.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Little Fun wrote:
People still listen to this band after Nattestid...? Laughing


Yeah they've got good riffs/song writing. First three are really good and then Noregs Vaapen is decent
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