lt; Noregs vaapen (2011).
Stridens hus is the sixth full-length album from Norwegian black metal band Taake. It was released on December 8th, 2014. All lyrics and music by Hoest. Det fins en prins " - 8:07. En sang til sand om ildebrann" - 5:06. Kongsgaard bestaar" - 5:35. Hoest: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums. Herbrand Larsen - Mastering. Bjoernar E. Nilsen - Producer, Recording, Mixing. Nekrographie - Artwork, Photography.
Taake – Stridens Hus. Label: Zero Dimensional Records – ZDR-41. Released: 01 Jul 2016. Stridens Hus (CD, Album, Ltd, Dig). Dark Essence Records, Svartekunst Produksjoner. Stridens Hus (CD, Album, Promo).
Stridens hus takes the unique Taake sound and develops it further. Still true to the spirit of the old Norwegian Black Metal, Hoest breathes new life into the genre by introducing different elements that ensure the sound remains fresh and relevant. Some parts are more groove and rock orientated, whilst some have a distinctly punk attitude. However, this is still unmistakably Taake and, as always, we’re treated to a varied album with intense, unique and unpredictable dynamics.
Stridens hus Tracklist. Stridens hus Q&A. Show all albums by Taake.
The fact that this is the first album since 2005 to feature input from his live band gives rise to hope of a return to form, and yet, Stridens Hus ultimately rests as a continuation on what was found in the disappointing Noregs Vaapen. Where the latter had individually delicious, yet clashing flavours being forced together; here we find ingredients that could blend perfectly becoming segregated, forming a hodgepodge far weaker than the sum of its parts. It’s a step in the right direction, but at the end of the day, great riffs don’t make great albums.