IDT: Taake

IDT: Taake

Postby version sound » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:04 pm

Have I raved about Taake publically or just to Midge? I am absolutely convinced that they are currently the best metal band on earth, period. They may in fact be my favorite metal band of all time, if we take Sabbath out of the discussion.

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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:52 pm

I've always liked them. Unique. Creepy as shit. Skilled.

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I'd wager they appreciate the finer points of Lustmord and 'Loose Nut' and Black Flag Live 84 (better known as 'that live tape with the green cover')
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby scannest » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:05 am

I gave the album a listen this morning. I can see where Thurston's obsession with Black Metal comes from (this is Black Metal, right?). Vocals aside, huge chunks of this remind me of latter day SY: the simple, repetitive riffing, the abrupt tempo changes. My question is - am I hearing the SY influence on modern metal or vice versa?
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby JGJR » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:12 am

The SY comparison and the high praise intrigued me. Black metal usually isn't my thing, but this sounds a bit more like spastic '90s hardcore of the Gravity/Vermiform variety (or their descendents like At the Drive-In, particularly vocally) than it does SY, except it's better produced/recorded and there's double-bass drumming throughout. I do hear the SY influence in some of the instrumental passages, however. I'm enjoying it and with less screamy vocals, I'd probably enjoy it even more.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby version sound » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:41 pm

scannest wrote:I gave the album a listen this morning. I can see where Thurston's obsession with Black Metal comes from (this is Black Metal, right?). Vocals aside, huge chunks of this remind me of latter day SY: the simple, repetitive riffing, the abrupt tempo changes. My question is - am I hearing the SY influence on modern metal or vice versa?


Good question. This is actually all one guy, and he takes pride in making Trve Norwegian Black Metal; however, I have read some criticism in the metal press about this record being too rock'n'roll and too riffy and therefore not black metal enough for them. I love the riffs and definitely hear some indie rock in the guitars.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby version sound » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:02 pm

JGJR wrote:I'm enjoying it and with less screamy vocals, I'd probably enjoy it even more.


His vocals have always reminded me of the vocals on the first Die Kreuzen LP, so I'm down.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby scannest » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:52 am

He (they?) is touring the U.S in March and April. First night is in NYC. Closest they get to D.C. is Baltimore on 3/27.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby JGJR » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:11 am

version sound wrote:
JGJR wrote:I'm enjoying it and with less screamy vocals, I'd probably enjoy it even more.


His vocals have always reminded me of the vocals on the first Die Kreuzen LP, so I'm down.


I never liked DK that much because of the vocals, especially AFTER the 1st record (though I love the music on October File; the vox on the 1st record are screamy but at least not cheesy), but I like the music on this Taake album enough that it overshadows that for me.

The caveat is that I heard DK many years after I got into hardcore (during the late '00s downloading era). I like sorta similar bands more that I heard as a kid like Void, early C.O.C, etc.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby JGJR » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:14 am

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scannest wrote:I gave the album a listen this morning. I can see where Thurston's obsession with Black Metal comes from (this is Black Metal, right?). Vocals aside, huge chunks of this remind me of latter day SY: the simple, repetitive riffing, the abrupt tempo changes. My question is - am I hearing the SY influence on modern metal or vice versa?


Good question. This is actually all one guy, and he takes pride in making Trve Norwegian Black Metal; however, I have read some criticism in the metal press about this record being too rock'n'roll and too riffy and therefore not black metal enough for them. I love the riffs and definitely hear some indie rock in the guitars.


Funny; that's why I like it. If it was just all blast beats or whatever, I'd be bored.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby version sound » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:41 pm

I did not like the first Die Kreuzen LP when it first came out, but I kept listening (probably because I could only afford so many records, so I had to make them click if I could) and grew to love it before too long. IIRC, the review in MRR just repeated "THIS FUCKING RULES" over and over, and I have to agree with that assessment.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:15 am

Well, New York show at LPR cancelled apparently.

Here’s this;

Kinda out of nowhere to many people:


http://www.brooklynvegan.com/taake-nyc- ... re-on-lpr/
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:52 am

version sound wrote:I did not like the first Die Kreuzen LP when it first came out, but I kept listening (probably because I could only afford so many records, so I had to make them click if I could) and grew to love it before too long. IIRC, the review in MRR just repeated "THIS FUCKING RULES" over and over, and I have to agree with that assessment.


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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby scannest » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:39 am

xxxMidgexxx wrote:Well, New York show at LPR cancelled apparently.

Here’s this;

Kinda out of nowhere to many people:


http://www.brooklynvegan.com/taake-nyc- ... re-on-lpr/


Nice, VS. Look at the shit storm I almost found myself in.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby version sound » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:07 pm

scannest wrote:
xxxMidgexxx wrote:Well, New York show at LPR cancelled apparently.

Here’s this;

Kinda out of nowhere to many people:


http://www.brooklynvegan.com/taake-nyc- ... re-on-lpr/


Nice, VS. Look at the shit storm I almost found myself in.
I always suspected something wasn't right about you.


He's NOT a Nazi. He painted a swastika on his chest ONCE when they were performing in Germany. He apologized for doing so and explained that the point of it was to make the Germans uncomfortable and remind them of their shameful past. They DO have anti-Muslim lyrics, but also have anti-Christian lyrics. They are a fucking black metal band, being anti-religion is kind of part of the package. He wants to keep black metal evil, and who can blame him. The people protesting are SJWs who don't know WTF they're talking about.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby version sound » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:19 pm

"Don't get me wrong, we are definitely NOT Nazis. We only used that symbol as another symbol for evil. The usual symbols, the pentagram and inverted cross, don't invoke reactions anymore. And anyway, it was taking the piss also."

"Our view, in the name of freedom of expression, is that it is shameful to adhere to Christianity or Islam,"
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:21 pm

I'd never heard them being called Nazi's before reading this blurb either, so whatever happened in the past, must have been quashed pretty well.

St. Vitus would never have taken steps from the beginning to connect their club/booking name with a band that had an active nazi agenda and following either. Still, LPR as a club (and a great one to play at that) must have wanted to avoid the controversy and acted accordingly.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby version sound » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:28 pm

I had read all of this before because, unfortunately, it's become routine for me to vet black metal bands for questionable politics before I get too attached to them. I have zero tolerance for actual Nazis and/or anyone else spewing hate. I don't see how what he did was anymore offensive than early UK punks (the Pistols in particular) wearing swastikas solely to piss people off. If people actually believe in that shit and actively promote it, that's a very different issue.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:31 pm

well.... there's always that whole Burzum thing too. Plenty to be careful of.

Anyhow I won't stop listening to Taake. I like them and I'm convinced they're not Nazis.

I never liked Burzum from the beginning, so I don't really care what that dickhead does.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby version sound » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:41 pm

xxxMidgexxx wrote:well.... there's always that whole Burzum thing too. Plenty to be careful of.

Anyhow I won't stop listening to Taake. I like them and I'm convinced they're not Nazis.

I never liked Burzum from the beginning, so I don't really care what that dickhead does.


That douche is both a Nazi (and open and proud about it) and a murderer. On top of that, his music is massively overrated. Indie rock twits seem to think listening to Burzum makes them cool and dangerous. Fuck those people. I unfriended some dumb woman on FB who talked about having a crush on him. I have no time for such pathetic bullshit.
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby JGJR » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:57 pm

Here is Taake's response to the cancellation.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/taake-resp ... cist-band/
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Re: IDT: Taake

Postby FlexMyHead » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:32 pm

I just listened to a few songs and I think this band blows the shit out of them:

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