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Et Hav av Avstand": A Masterful Fusion of Tradition and Innovation in Norwegian Black Metal by Taake


Et Hav av Avstand," Taake's eighth full-length studio release, is a testament to the band's enduring prowess and creativity in the realm of Norwegian Black Metal. This concise 42-minute opus consists of four tracks that encapsulate Hoest's signature blend of fierce melancholy and relentless energy. The album strikes an impressive balance between old-school ferocity and progressive nuances, all while preserving the raw, unique qualities that have defined Taake's sound since its inception.


Hoest, the multi-instrumentalist and creative force behind Taake, has once again showcased his unparalleled musicianship by performing all instruments and vocals on this album. The outcome is an immersive experience that epitomizes Taake's distinct musical identity while subtly pushing its boundaries. True to form, this release encompasses traditional black metal themes—anti-religion, nature, darkness, and elements of Norwegian folklore and history.

Over the course of their career, Taake has expanded its discography with numerous studio albums, EPs, and splits, garnering both critical acclaim and a devoted following.


Despite occasional controversies that have courted the band, their artistic contributions to black metal remain indisputable. Known for their electrifying live performances, Taake continues to infuse their music with elements of traditional Norwegian folk, further distinguishing them within the genre.



For both long-time fans and newcomers to black metal, "Et Hav av Avstand" serves as an enthralling entry in Taake's storied legacy.



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