Little do most people know that Hoest and V. Einride has worked together for nearly a decade, and still to this day are bonded by blood and chained through hearts.
It was a natural thing to do this split, aptly named «Pakt», a title they agreed upon whilst touring in South America. At the table a young gentleman named Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogal found himself drawn towards the project, as he has done nearly all Whoredom Rife artworks to date.
Both bands feature two tracks each, Taake with an exclusive track plus a cover of none other than Sisters of Mercy. Whoredom Rife continues to trample down the classic Norwegian Black Metal-path, delivering two exclusive tracks which will make you taste the Norwegian mountains and fjords through violent Black Metal of the highest order.
Artwork by Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogal
Layout by Kontamination Design
I. From Nameless Pagan Graves
II. En Lenke Smidd i Blod
V.Einride: All instruments/backing vocals
II. Heartland (The Sisters of Mercy cover)
Taake has been one of my favourite bands for many years, and "Slagmark" just serves to further solidify that. Taake anno 2020 is just as uniquely atmospheric and belligerent as ever. While I can't claim to have the same relationship with Deathcult, they too deliver a blinder of a track here. The cover songs are pretty cool as well. Pål Tapio