Written in Waters

Ved Buens Ende - Written in Waters
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Based on 2 reviews
1995 Ratings: #35 / 473
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1995 Ratings: #120
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Ved Buens Ende forge their unique black metal, in the same way Jackson Pollock, the famous Abstract Expressionist painter, crafted his paintings.

Ved Buens Ende's sole full-length, Written in Waters, is an album of esoteric, experimental black metal that, years after its release, still sounds like nothing else.


The feelings that the atmosphere of this album gives me are unexplainable... only to be dashed entirely by the vocals. Dude goes from Walmart Peter Steele to god awful screeching at a moments notice. This experience would have been infinitely better if their vocalist could actually vocalize properly.


Undoubtfully, it requires an amazing dose of skill to capture the gloomy and perverse atmosphere of black metal without needing to appeal to the incessant brutality of thunderous blast beats, tundra-cold power chords, and barely audible demonic shrieks, or black metal in general. To achieve this, Ved Buens Ende ventures further beyond any contemporary extreme metal act of theirs, into territories of technical innovativeness both rhythmical and melodically to achieve a mesmerizing ... read more


First of all, horrible vocals, made all the songs awful, even the ones that had salvagable atmospheres or decent instrumentals.
Nothing else stood out, all the tracks were either putting me to sleep or making me want to skip, the drums are very, very weak none of sound choices felt unique or interesting, and some of the mixing was fucked and not in a good way.

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Added on: August 10, 2018