with Helheim and Black Crucixion
The 26th of April
Nosturi Helsinki Finland
Taake visited the Steelfest Open Air festival last summer and unleashed their diabolical Norwegian black metal under the bright light of day. That environment didn’t create much of an evil atmosphere as Taake’s grim black metal required. Taake is celebrating their 20th anniversary and have been crisscrossing Europe and landed to have a gig in Helsinki with Helheim and Finland’s own Black Crucifixion as supporters.
The domestic long-running black metal squad Black Crucifixion had been honored to open the night. The four-piece has been kind of eccentric outfit in the Finnish black metal scene for about twenty years. They haven’t given an inch in their personal approach. Instead, they add a more Finnish progressive touch to the set as the WigWam guitarist made a visit to the show. The band’s personal sound and approach didn’t pull that much audience although they would have deserved. The new Black Crucifixion album is outstanding black metal with the personal input for sure.
The Norwegian black metalers Helheim hit next and unleashed their cold northern mythology. The four piece has seriously rehearsed their stage performance as playing and especially head banging had been timed to match perfectly. Despite a rusty start, the four piece started sounding tighter and more vicious, extreme, and grim toward the end. Killer set for sure. The special guest was the Shining frontman.
The headliner of the night, Taake, unleashed hell on earth. The special guest was once again the frontman of the Swedish suicide metallers Shining. Dressed with a black cape, the Shining frontman managed to get the people surprised by spilling blood all around. (By the way, be a little bit more careful with the bottle of blood next time, alright?). After the short, but bloody intensive visit, Taake conquered the venue by delivering extreme cold black metal. The band led by Hoest sounded extremely vicious and brutal. Hoest’s relentless and evil performance caused a cold shiver through the spine. The venue was utterly the right place for Taake to create and offer a lesson in diabolical Norwegian black metal in front of hundreds of people. And yes, this is true Norwegian black metal to the bone.