Taake Nattestid on 180g LP
In 1993, Taake mastermind Hoest formed the band under the name Thule, releasing two demos; Der Vinterstormene Raste in 1993 and Omfavnet Av Svarte Vinger in 1994. Shortly afterwards, Thule became Taake (meaning ‘Fog’ in English), a name which better reflected the band’s music and the area where Hoest was from; the mountains of Bergen, Norway.
The band's first full-length album, Nattestid, was originally released in 1999. It was written entirely by Hoest, who was joined by session musician, Tundra, to perform bass and drums. It was recorded during 1997-98 at the legendary Grieghallen Studios (Immortal, Mayhem, Gorgoroth) with Pytten. Nattestid is a stellar introduction to Taake’s unusual brand of cold and yet surprisingly melodic, at times complex compositions.
The album featured both grim and clean vocals alongside icy riffs and atmospherics creating a truly dark experience. The lyrics were written and sung in old Norwegian and with an execution compared to the likes of earlier Darkthrone, Immortal or Satyricon, Nattestid was quickly acclaimed as a classic of Norwegian black metal. This edition is presented on 180g vinyl with evocative alternate cover art.
Taake Nattestid Track Listing:
1. Nattestid Ser Porten Vid I
2. Nattestid Ser Porten Vid II
3. Nattestid Ser Porten Vid III
4. Nattestid Ser Porten Vid IV
5. Nattestid Ser Porten Vid V
6. Nattestid Ser Porten Vid VI
7. Nattestid Ser Porten Vid VII