Taiga write about the mysticism and folklore of their homeland. It's somewhat like a cultural missionary thing they try to do. Traditionally the subjects Taiga write about belongs in swedish folkmusic performed in swedish and often on an elderly version of the language. The band thinks that more people in the world should get a chance to explore the magic of Scandinavia. Because unlike most fantasy (or gothic) stories that so many people are into... it exist in reality! Different swedish folk music acts and authers are the main source for inspiration. Also a stroll in the countryside or a good hunting or fishing trip can sometimes do the trick! But the lyrics are not entirely "pure nordic" because as said before many different genres have influenced the band and of course by singing in english the lyrics get a brittish edge. Taiga choose to do things in brittish because they just don't like the american accent (no offence to the Americans thou) that much and wanted a pure accent. Not a swedish/enlish mix. Mainly Julie Andrews and Cradle of filth as well as many other brittish performers (like Monthy Python) and authors (like Tolkien and J.K Rowlings) have infected the lyrics making them a bit, well ... twisted. But in a positive way!
When it comes to the music it's a blend of different genres where the main ingredients are metal and nordic folkmusic. But also a little bit of jazz, swing, classical music and other types of music goes into the mix. Basicaly Taiga includes everything the different members enjoy listening to themselves. Which is a lot of different types of music! As long as it sounds Taiga... there are very few restrictions or limitations. That's why - the band thinks - so many people that are originally not into metal like this band. The mood of the songs is quite gloomy and mournfull. Just like nordic folkmusic generally is! But the band often like to cheer things up a bit by adding funny rythms or proggressive stuff that mess around with your ears and keep the obvious and predictable out of the speakers.