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Posted by Lathronniel on 19.05.2007 at 15:21
Taake is one-man band by Høst - vocals and guitars,from Norway - Bergen, formed in 1993. Taake means 'Fog', previous name - 'Thule'.
One of my favourites! Argh...respect to Høst.

What do you think about this band?



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IronAngel

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  21.10.2011 at 13:08
Apart from the notorious banjo solo (which I personally enjoyed and didn't think was all that strange, but maybe that's because I listen to a lot of Americana), it's business as usual. Which isn't a bad thing, because Taake really have maintained a consistent quality over the years. Right now I'm getting into all this new hipster BM, so I'll probably put this to the side and give it a proper chance later.
Savopipo

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  21.10.2011 at 15:53
One thing about the band/project that is interesting is the fact that Høst was onces banned from playing in Germany due to him appearing on stage with a swastika painted on his chest. The music is quite good though.
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Savopipo

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  21.10.2011 at 15:57
This is kinda fun too
http://www.musikksmaken.no/message_board.asp?post=5442
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Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist

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  21.10.2011 at 23:41
Written by Savopipo on 21.10.2011 at 15:53
One thing about the band/project that is interesting is the fact that Høst was onces banned from playing in Germany due to him appearing on stage with a swastika painted on his chest. The music is quite good though.

Nothing like riling the ol' Germans.
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Frost Beast
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  22.10.2011 at 00:27
Written by IronAngel on 21.10.2011 at 13:08

Apart from the notorious banjo solo (which I personally enjoyed and didn't think was all that strange, but maybe that's because I listen to a lot of Americana), it's business as usual. Which isn't a bad thing, because Taake really have maintained a consistent quality over the years. Right now I'm getting into all this new hipster BM, so I'll probably put this to the side and give it a proper chance later.

The banjo solo is very good. It's like you're listening to some harsh evil-sounding black metal, and then the funny banjo part comes in... You can't stop laughing!!
Savopipo

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  22.10.2011 at 13:02
What song is the banjo solo in? I don't think I've heard it and it sounds like something that shouldn't be missed?
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IronAngel

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  22.10.2011 at 14:07
Myr, somewhere past the halfway point IIRC. Only listened to it once so far.
The Turbanator

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  22.10.2011 at 15:30
Written by Savopipo on 22.10.2011 at 13:02

What song is the banjo solo in? I don't think I've heard it and it sounds like something that shouldn't be missed?


I linked the track at the bottom of the previous page. Check it out. Track name is Myr.
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In the name of forests; In the name of stars; In the name of all the seas; In the name of storms... Proud sons of ancient nation; Proud sons of sacred song in the wind; Proud sons behind a mirror of ice who told... Fathers of the icy age!!
Savopipo

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  22.10.2011 at 18:34
Written by The Turbanator on 22.10.2011 at 15:30

Written by Savopipo on 22.10.2011 at 13:02

What song is the banjo solo in? I don't think I've heard it and it sounds like something that shouldn't be missed?


I linked the track at the bottom of the previous page. Check it out. Track name is Myr.


Sorry I missed it. Personally I could have lived without it but at least it's inventive!
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The Turbanator

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  22.10.2011 at 18:55
Written by Savopipo on 22.10.2011 at 18:34

Written by The Turbanator on 22.10.2011 at 15:30

Written by Savopipo on 22.10.2011 at 13:02

What song is the banjo solo in? I don't think I've heard it and it sounds like something that shouldn't be missed?


I linked the track at the bottom of the previous page. Check it out. Track name is Myr.


Sorry I missed it. Personally I could have lived without it but at least it's inventive!


Yeah haha. I love that track. The album is not bad either. Not as good as Hordalands Doedskvad, but still nicely done.
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In the name of forests; In the name of stars; In the name of all the seas; In the name of storms... Proud sons of ancient nation; Proud sons of sacred song in the wind; Proud sons behind a mirror of ice who told... Fathers of the icy age!!
Savopipo

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  26.10.2011 at 06:52
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.10.2011 at 23:41

Written by Savopipo on 21.10.2011 at 15:53
One thing about the band/project that is interesting is the fact that Høst was onces banned from playing in Germany due to him appearing on stage with a swastika painted on his chest. The music is quite good though.

Nothing like riling the ol' Germans.

I don't have anything against Germans but when it comes to history a lot of them surely are easy to piss off.
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Savopipo

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  26.10.2011 at 06:54
One issue I have with Taake though is that they tend to call their songs (at least on the older albums) I, II, III .. and so on. I've always found that a bit unimaginative and dull.
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ThunderAxe1989
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  27.11.2011 at 07:22
Personally I find the more recent albums boring.
But other than that, very compelling band
Array

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  26.08.2012 at 16:36
Blodhemn's first album Holmengraa [2012], should please many Taake listeners:





siscanator

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  17.01.2013 at 17:20
Banjos have no place in black metal, but otherwise good album
Lathronniel

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  27.02.2013 at 19:31
Yeah, back on this topic after 6 years. I will always prefer the older albums such as Nattestid, Bjoergvin and Doedskvad, though love the newer ones too; the banjo in Myr fits my taste good, it is not usual and unpredictable which I like, but of course it is not for narrow minded people. In the end of the day, cheers to Høst.
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