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Plaistow NH, United States

Vattnet Viskar is an atmospheric black/doom metal band from Plaistow, New Hampshire. They formed in 2010 and since then they have released a demo, an EP, and their debut full-length album entitled Sky Swallower on September 3, 2013 through Century Media.


2011 - Demo 2011 (released as limited cassette demo; later released as free Bandcamp release)

2012 - Vattnet Viskar (released as CD and 10” limited to 80 copies by Broken Limbs Recordings; released as 12” limited to 500 copies of various colours by Burning World Records; can be streamed at Bandcamp)
2013 - Sky Swallower (released as CD and LP by Century Media)



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  • RedemptionOvert

    Their stage presence is unreal.

    5 May 6:11am Reply
  • VilliKettu

    Stop with your boring comparisons. By the way, it reminds me of Encircling Sea somehow.

    26 Jan 8:12pm Reply
  • osmark

    pretty solid stuff

    15 Jan 12:22pm Reply
  • Sutinen

    They are great!

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Sylentist

    I hear a ton more Altar of Plagues, Ash Borer, Falls of Rauros than I do Deafheaven. [2]

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Aggelos7

    Vattnet Viskar - Sky Swallower (Century Media) -

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • simpleisbliss88

    I don't get the deafheaven comparisons. I like these guys way more. The drums at the end of Apex are epic.

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • cfvk

    i can't say deafheaven is garbage, even though i dislike them, dem vocals be awful. this is way better, still not my fav, but a solid listen.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • DonCappuccino

    Sky Swallower is a very good debut album. It reminds me a lot of Vertebrae-era Enslaved and that is a positive thing. The music isn't very fast but it feels like a slow motion avalanche coming over you.

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DamienCallisto

    Damn. The U.S. is really stepping up their black metal game...

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Cassandra-Leo

    I can sort of see the Deafheaven comparisons (I like both bands) but Vattnet Viskar's sound is much more rooted in black metal, and they also have a sludge element that definitely isn't present in Deafheaven's music. There is a certain amount of shoegaze and post-rock influence in Vattnet Viskar's sound, but neither genre is anywhere near as prominent as it is in Deafheaven's. If you like Deafheaven you'll probably also like Vattnet Viskar, but if you don't like Deafheaven there's also a reasonably good chance you'll also like Vattnet Viskar.

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • flori_hedig

    German review for the new album online at "Sky Swallower" gets 8 out of 10!

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    This new album is amazing! I can get the comparison to Deafheaven, but these guys are much more rooted in black metal in it's aesthetics, spirit, approach etc. I kinda like it more than Sunbather already.

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Cassandra-Leo

    My only real complaint with the album is that they didn't do any spellbinding epics of the scale of Barren Earth. But I like all the songs on it, so I can't really complain.

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • placerej

    I'm actually disappointed with the album. After that amazing EP I was hoping for more. It's dull in comparison. Where are the goose bumpish emotions? The music doesn't affect the same way. It just... sounds.

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • forfrosne

    The new album is amazing. May be a stupid comparison, but it feels like Deafheaven's Sunbather but way darker and sludgier... like Sunbather but turned to the dark side.

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Cassandra-Leo

    Copy came in. It's really good. Shorter than I expected, but still really good. The blurb on the cover sticker, which compares them to GY!BE, Neurosis, Swans, and Agalloch, is not too far off.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • forfrosne

    New album is streaming on Pitchfork!

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    Cool riffs

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Henkkles

    Undrar varför viskar vattnet inte på svenska.

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
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