Buy for
$10.99
(5 items)

Release date: 19 September 2011
Style: Black metal

Rating:

8.4 | 121 votes

Owners:

113 have it
22 want it


01. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
02. Orkan
03. Nordbundet
04. Du Ville Ville Vestland
05. Myr
06. Helvetesmakt
07. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta
08. I Am The Black Wizards [Emperor cover] [Feat. Attila Csihar & Ivar Bjørnson] [Vinyl bonus]

Review
Lyrics (8)


Additional info
North American release date: November 1, 2011.

Also released as a limited enhanced Digipak via Dark Essence Records) and a double LP via Svartekunst Produksjoner.

Guest review by
Windrider

Rating:
N/A
Black Metal. This is it. Ever wondered how black metal solos, breakdowns and - of course - banjos might sound? Ever wondered how black metal could develop in time if you do not count the many failed attempts of so called black metal bands to this style anymore? Well, this is it, this is Taake. The year is 2011 and the album bears the weapons of the north, the Noregs Vaapen. We have come that far and now we can overlook twenty years of black metal and we can see it all in one album.

Read more ››
published 30.12.2011 | Comments (6)

Found in 16 lists
Top lists

MechanisT MMXI: Handpicked by MechanisT  | #215
Lit. The Epics (Because I Don't Think Pyramid God Is Coming Back)  | #19
Erik M. A List Of Great One-Man Band Albums  | #33
SceneryOfLoss 2011 - Best To Worst  | #39
Mikyz 2011: What I'm Listening To  | #7
Red_Travis My Top Albums Of 2011  | #49
PowerThrash Favorite Albums  | #31
Qube 2011: Choosing Death... And Black... And Other Stuff  | #18
More lists with this album (16) | Create a list! ››



Comments

‹‹ Back to the Albums
Comments: 40  
Users visited: 435  
Search this topic:  


SATANSCHAMBER666 - 14.10.2010 at 12:05  
Rating: 8 Can't Wait
RavenKing - 14.10.2010 at 14:06  
  Let's hope the band will not have the 'brilliant' idea to change and this album will be as great as the others.
Array - 05.07.2011 at 21:08  
Rating: 9 Looks cool, as always
Blasphemer1992 - 10.07.2011 at 11:18  
  Fuck I want it !:banger2:
Kenos - 19.09.2011 at 22:26  
  Track 5: true norwegian black country -and that banjo is probably played by a teethless norwegian redneck.
RavenKing - 20.09.2011 at 00:55  
  I can't wait to get my copy.
Bigpaul - 21.09.2011 at 05:41  
  Leaked!
fosi - 22.09.2011 at 00:34  
Rating: 9 Bought it today!
Awesome!
Acidjunkie - 30.09.2011 at 16:44  
Rating: 9 Black metal album of the year?
Windrider - 01.10.2011 at 16:27  
Rating: 10
Written by Acidjunkie on 30.09.2011 at 16:44

Black metal album of the year?

Of course!!!
Awesong songs and great guest vocals...
Troy Killjoy - 05.10.2011 at 03:17  
 
Written by Guest on 19.09.2011 at 22:26
teethless norwegian redneck.

Are you Kryptos on RYM or did you just paraphrase his review.
Kenos - 05.10.2011 at 14:56  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.10.2011 at 03:17

Written by Guest on 19.09.2011 at 22:26
teethless norwegian redneck.

Are you Kryptos on RYM or did you just paraphrase his review.


Yea it's me.
Frost Beast - 05.10.2011 at 23:36  
  Caught me off guard and kicked my ass so hard. This is very good stuff. Atmospheric, check. Melodic, check. Funny, check (The first time we hear the banjo sounds somehow awkward.) Recommended.
Troy Killjoy - 05.10.2011 at 23:56  
 
Written by Guest on 05.10.2011 at 23:36
Funny, check (The first time we hear the banjo sounds somehow awkward.)

I swear I'm the only person who really digs the banjo.
Frost Beast - 05.10.2011 at 23:59  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.10.2011 at 23:56

Written by Guest on 05.10.2011 at 23:36
Funny, check (The first time we hear the banjo sounds somehow awkward.)

I swear I'm the only person who really digs the banjo.

I don't dislike it, but I think it enters very abruptly. Anyways, the album is just very good, and one of the finest BM albums I ever heard.
RavenKing - 07.10.2011 at 07:01  
  I listened to the album twice. This is great stuff.
Hoest might be a bit crazy in life but one more time he shows that he is an awesome vocalist and a musical genius. A Black Metal masterpiece like all other Taake albums.
Void Eater - 07.10.2011 at 07:06  
  Wait-RavenKing posted a positive comment?! I thought I had seen it all.

Anyways, I enjoy what I've heard of Taake, and will listen to this album tomorrow. I need to listen to them more; I've only heard a few songs off of maybe two albums, but enjoyed them quite a lot.
!J.O.O.E.! - 07.10.2011 at 13:55  
Rating: 7
Written by Void Eater on 07.10.2011 at 07:06

Wait-RavenKing posted a positive comment?! I thought I had seen it all.

He must be ill.

To counteract his comment I find Taake to be almost too consistent to be of interest to me most of the time, there's no expansion on his style whatsoever. The very definition of "solid" but kinda not that compelling at the same time because of it. Certainly no "masterpiece" that's for sure, nothing here that wasn't better on Bjoergvin, just someone who's found their groove and doesn't want to leave it (and who hasn't in a decade or more).
Dangerboner - 07.10.2011 at 18:57  
Rating: 7 That banjo part is actually really cool, and not just in a novelty sort of way - it works really well. Nice surprise... leaning towards a 7.5-7.8 rating.
RavenKing - 08.10.2011 at 00:13  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 07.10.2011 at 13:55


To counteract his comment I find Taake to be almost too consistent to be of interest to me most of the time, there's no expansion on his style whatsoever.


That's precisely the force of the band, Imo. Taake is very consistent in quality, so you're never disappointed.
They never came out with a shitty or embarrassing album.
How many bands can pretend to achieve the same? Very few.
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.10.2011 at 00:26  
Rating: 7
Written by RavenKing on 08.10.2011 at 00:13



That's precisely the force of the band, Imo. Taake is very consistent in quality, so you're never disappointed.
They never came out with a shitty or embarrassing album.
How many bands can pretend to achieve the same? Very few.

That's one way of looking at it. If you like what the band does then that's good but to me it's just shows a lack of innovation, a fear of trying something new.
RavenKing - 08.10.2011 at 00:40  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.10.2011 at 00:26

Written by RavenKing on 08.10.2011 at 00:13



That's precisely the force of the band, Imo. Taake is very consistent in quality, so you're never disappointed.
They never came out with a shitty or embarrassing album.
How many bands can pretend to achieve the same? Very few.

That's one way of looking at it. If you like what the band does then that's good but to me it's just shows a lack of innovation, a fear of trying something new.


I understand this point of view and there is some truth to it. I'm one of those who prefer some kind of stagnation than a change for the worst, personnally.
Concerning the new album, I think it's a little bit different in the sense that, Imo, it is more generally fast-paced and blasting. Not so much, but a bit.
Ag Fox - 11.11.2011 at 21:41  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.10.2011 at 23:56

Written by Guest on 05.10.2011 at 23:36
Funny, check (The first time we hear the banjo sounds somehow awkward.)

I swear I'm the only person who really digs the banjo.
It was the highlight of the album for me actually o.o
Troy Killjoy - 11.11.2011 at 21:44  
 
Written by Ag Fox on 11.11.2011 at 21:41
It was the highlight of the album for me actually o.o

Aside from the opening track, ya the banjo was probably my favorite part.
Mr. Doctor - 12.11.2011 at 01:12  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.11.2011 at 21:44

Written by Ag Fox on 11.11.2011 at 21:41
It was the highlight of the album for me actually o.o

Aside from the opening track, ya the banjo was probably my favorite part.


Even without the banjo, that is song is pretty awesome, I really love the melodies in the beginning. Quite beautiful black metal riffs there
RavenKing - 12.11.2011 at 18:38  
 
Written by Guest on 05.10.2011 at 23:59

Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.10.2011 at 23:56

Written by Guest on 05.10.2011 at 23:36
Funny, check (The first time we hear the banjo sounds somehow awkward.)

I swear I'm the only person who really digs the banjo.

I don't dislike it, but I think it enters very abruptly. Anyways, the album is just very good, and one of the finest BM albums I ever heard.


I see it as a funny joke from Hoest. Each time I listen to this song and the banjo comes in, I can't help but smile.
Which is a bit weird, considering that I have little sense of humor.
Mr. Doctor - 13.11.2011 at 21:14  
 
Written by RavenKing on 12.11.2011 at 18:38

I see it as a funny joke from Hoest. Each time I listen to this song and the banjo comes in, I can't help but smile.
Which is a bit weird, considering that I have little sense of humor.


Same here, that banjo puts a big grin to my face and not because it sounds bad.... Hell no, i think it sounds amazing, quite an incredible solo and it goes well with the riffs... It's just that it gives a sort of joyful atmosphere to me without being cheesy.
Just a couple of days ago I showed this song to one of my close friends who likes metal but doesn't know too much of it and he totally loved it as well.
Qube - 16.11.2011 at 10:33  
Rating: 8 Just listened to Myr for the first time on the bus this morning.
Laughed my ass off in a pretty inelegant way.
I vote for a whole new subgenre to grow out of this song (Banjo Black sounds great).

Really good release. Pretty headbangable and uplifting as far as BM goes.
Slayer666 - 16.11.2011 at 21:46  
  Sweet album and all, but... dat banjo!
JD - 11.12.2011 at 02:54  
Rating: 8 Should I really check that banjo black metal song?

Oh well, I'm gonna listen to the whole album sooner or later, I guess.
Troy Killjoy - 11.12.2011 at 02:59  
 
Written by JD on 11.12.2011 at 02:54
Should I really check that banjo black metal song?
Oh well, I'm gonna listen to the whole album sooner or later, I guess.

The whole album is actually pretty rad stuff. The 10-second banjo solo isn't anything to get worked up about. It was just nice to hear.
JD - 11.12.2011 at 03:06  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.12.2011 at 02:59

The whole album is actually pretty rad stuff. The 10-second banjo solo isn't anything to get worked up about. It was just nice to hear.

Ok, I will download it legally right away, after I finish listening to Otargos's Kinetic Zero
JD - 12.12.2011 at 19:19  
Rating: 8 Good album, and that banjo song makes me:

Iron Nostarion - 04.01.2012 at 18:53  
Rating: 9 Good fucking release, good, good, good. I've missed hearing black metal like this. And banjo part was fucking awesome for me.
Iron Nostarion - 28.01.2012 at 21:58  
Rating: 9 I wish I could find the lyrics for Myr. :/
Oaken - 18.02.2012 at 18:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Iron Nostarion on 28.01.2012 at 21:58

I wish I could find the lyrics for Myr. :/

You don't have to wish anymore:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Taake/Noregs_Vaapen/313967
ZrinkoMaloseja - 21.02.2012 at 13:30  
Rating: 10 This is absolute magnificence! black metal at it's finest!
Zaphod - 31.07.2012 at 01:22  
Rating: 7 I'm considering buying this solely for the banjo solo.
Carl Berg - 16.01.2013 at 21:48  
Rating: 10 Holy shit, this is, in it's purest form, what I call "music". An epic journey through the grim wastelands of the north - executed in with the greatest skill and musicianship. Windir + Darkthrone? The perfect combination!
Array - 27.01.2013 at 01:43  
Rating: 9 Well not really Windir + Darkthrone, but fuck I'm troubled with this one. Kinda perfect material, but still I somehow have some FACTOR I can't identify. Factors are important.

Advertise on Metal Storm


Login or register to post here.



Similar topics

Forum Topic Similarity Started
Reviews Taake - Noregs Vaapen 6 31.12.2011 by Lokaeda
Albums Caligula's Horse - Moments From Ephemeral City 3 28.07.2013 by LeKiwi
Albums The Gathering - Disclosure 3 28.03.2011 by tirim4
Albums Sabbat (JPN) - Sabbatrinity 3 10.08.2011 by strade
Albums Agalloch - Whitedivisiongrey 3 21.03.2011 by MechanisT



Hits total: 9442 | This month: 73