Taake - Kong Vinter (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 378.89 Mb | 51:02 | Scans included | Country: Norway
Black Metal | Label: Karisma & Dark Essence Records AS/Svartekunst Produksjoner - KAR134CDD/HOEST012
This is gonna sound weird but black metal makes my mouth water. That’s no exaggeration. And the rawer the quality and the greater the album, the more my mouth waters. When I first got into the scene—some fifteen years ago—I started from the beginning. First, it was the well-known Norwegian outfits, like Burzum, Darkthrone, Enslaved, Immortal, Mayhem, Thorns, and Ulver. Then, the Swedish stuff (like Dissection) and the third-wave shit (like Marduk, Watain, and Gorgoroth). But the ones I came back to the most were the underrated groups, like Ofermod, Svartsyn, Urgehal, and Taake. To me, this latter group has some of the best black metal ever recorded. In Taake‘s case, Nattestid ser porten vid, Over Bjoergvin graater himmerik, and Hordalands doedskvad still make me dribble over my lower lip like a fucking vegetable. But, like most black metal giants, Taake‘s recent material has begun to slip in quality. Their 2014 release, Stridens hus, left my throat parched and now my need for nourishment is at an all-time high. The question is: will Taake‘s newest release, Kong Vinter, wet lips or will it cause them to crack and bleed?