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With 30 years in the black metal business, Taake has built itself up to become a highly respected and recognized band both nationally and internationally. The band is among the best in its genre, and despite a strong anchoring in the genre’s traditions, has shown a unique ability to renew itself.

From the rugged, rain-swept coastline of Bjoergvin, enclosed within the looming embrace of seven mountains, emerges the 8th full-length album from Taake, rising from the gloom like the beacon of traditional black metal.

“Et Hav av Avstand» consists of four songs clocking in at 42 minutes, displaying some of the finest songwriting yet from this epic one-man band. Fierce, but melancholy. Vigorously old-school but also progressive. retaining that unfiltered sense of unique rawness that is synonymous with Hoest’s charismatic sound and musical identity.

Taake still manages to stay relevant and at the forefront of the genre and Hoest, who plays every instrument on the album, has ensured that the album is imbued with the unique Taake sound whilst at the same time developing it further.

This is unmistakably Taake, and as always, an intense work that surprises and enthrals.


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