As the year 2020 has been quite unusual, Taake has also done things differently. This year the band has done two split-10” with Whoredom Rife and Deathcult on different labels. So, this is the third and last installment of these split-10”s, and this time it’s together with labelmates Helheim.
For this split release, Taake has recorded two new tracks: “Brotne Bein og Mannefall” and “Ein Baat I Foss”, with lyrics from the old Norwegian writer Arne Garborg (approximately 1895). This is the true Norwegian black metal that we all crave for. Gritty, dark and cold as father winter of dread himself.
Helheim’s contributions are two cover songs: A cover of Emperor’s “Heksesabbat / Witches Sabbath”, originally released on the tribute album “A Tribute to Emperor – In Honour of Icon E” from 2012 (now remastered) - and a quite different and original version of the Taake song “Orkan” from the album Noregs Vaapen.
“Henholdsvis” is both a tribute to the old and showing new paths for Taake and concludes Taakes split-10” trilogy series.
Uada's riff-forward approach to black metal is both refreshing and extremely effective. For me 'Cult of a Dying Sun' is their best work. Oh, and if you get a chance to see them live do not pass it up. 8/10 RJ
Finally got this bad boy on vinyl and hot damn, it sounds even better. this is truly a hellish black metal album. locked. in your bed woth sleep paralysis, the demon Melinoe comes and feasts on your dreams. Its this true creativity that made me fall in love with metal. This is an absolutely masterful fusion of dark ambient and black metal, that frankly hasnt been done as well as this. cold cold vocals woth absolutely ferocious guitars, bass and drums with vicious synthesizers makes this an opus. classymusicsnob