This is a review of a split ep between Norway's Taake and Whoredom Rife called "Pakt" which will be released in March by Terratur Possessions and we will start off the review with Takke who return with their Norwegian black metal style.
Their side of the split starts out with dark and distorted riffing before going into a heavier direction which also introduces high pitched black metal screams onto their side of the recording. All of the musical instruments also sound very powerful and when the music speeds up blast beats can be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing, Acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly and they also bring in a cover of Sisters Of Mercy's "Heartland", melodic guitar leads can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover darkness, death, autumn, winter, pain and satanism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Taake and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Ubeseiret".
Next up is Whoredom Rife another band that plays a Norwegian style of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very fast and raw sound which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams and both of their tracks are long and epic in length.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era along with the guitar leads also being done in a very melodic style. Throughout their side of the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, spoken word parts and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Norwegian and English and cover Left Hand Path and Norse/Pagan Mythology themes.
In my opinion Whoredom Rife are a very great sounding Norwegian black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "From Nameless Pagan Graves".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of Norwegian black metal. 8 out of 10.