Vattnet Viskar

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Astronoid

Astronoid are a five-piece band from Boston whose debut LP, Air, is set to be released next week. I've talked about the album a couple…
Michael Nelson | June 1, 2016 - 11:01 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2015

If we're just talking about the music -- and isn't that, like, the thing we're talking about here? -- then 2015 was a great year…
Michael Nelson | December 10, 2015 - 10:20 am

2015 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am

Vattnet Viskar – “Settler” (Stereogum Premiere)

Yes, that's the cover art for Vattnet Viskar's upcoming sophomore LP, Settler, and if you saw it and suspected the New Hampshire band were trying…
Michael Nelson | May 1, 2015 - 11:53 am


The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2013

In our May Premature Evaluation of Deafheaven's Sunbather, I compared the album to Agalloch's 2010 LP, Marrow Of The Spirit. In my opinion, Marrow is…
Michael Nelson | December 10, 2013 - 10:33 am

Vattnet Viskar – “Breath Of The Almighty” Video

I've already written a whole lot about New Hampshire post-black metal band Vattnet Viskar's debut album, Sky Swallower, here and here and elsewhere; I think…
Michael Nelson | September 5, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Vattnet Viskar – “Apex”

New Hampshire post-black metal band Vattnet Viskar have already premiered two tracks from their terrific new LP, Sky Swallower: "Fog Of Apathy" and "Mythos," the…
Michael Nelson | August 14, 2013 - 5:28 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week there was something strange and new from Jane's Addiction, Drake released the anti-"Started From The Bottom," and Ryan Hemsworth laid A$AP Rocky over…
Stereogum | August 9, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Vattnet Viskar – “Mythos”

In July's Black Market comments, I talked a little bit about how Vattnet Viskar's forthcoming debut LP, Sky Swallower -- which I love, and wrote…
Michael Nelson | August 8, 2013 - 4:03 pm


The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2013

I was in high school the first time I saw Carcass live, in 1992, on the Gods Of Grind Tour, when they were playing American…
Michael Nelson | July 30, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Vattnet Viskar – “Fog Of Apathy” (Stereogum Premiere)

New Hampshire's Vattnet Viskar were the only metal act to make our list of 2012's Best New Bands, a spot awarded to them based on…
Michael Nelson | July 18, 2013 - 1:17 pm

SXSW 2013 Wednesday: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Waxahatchee, White Lung, & Lots Of Metal

Stereogum's recaps and photos from SXSW continue... …
Stereogum | March 14, 2013 - 2:07 pm


Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a…
Stereogum | September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm