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Release date: October 1995
Style: Avantgarde metal

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8.6 | 47 votes

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Guest review by
TheAmazingP

Rating:
9.7
What can anyone say about the most radical album ever written in black/avant-garde metal history? "Written in Waters" is the first and only full-length album of Ved Buens Ende, but it can indisputably be described as "one of the best" or "classical". And this title shouldn't sound extravagant. If there's an album that single-handedly opened the minds of black or avant-garde metalheads, this is the one. "Written in Waters" is a journey to the unknown, inexperienced and bizarre side of black metal, though it trespasses its territory. It attempts a completely different approach to emotions, hard to follow at the beginning, but very rewarding in the end.

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published 18.02.2009 | Comments (5)

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Array - 26.12.2010 at 21:32  
Rating: 10 I just almost choked on my christmas candies when i realized this still goes under 20 votes
Daydream Nation - 18.02.2011 at 21:03  
  Pretty good avant-garde...loving the "gremlin" kind of vocals that intersperse.
!J.O.O.E.! - 09.09.2012 at 17:32  
Rating: 9 This song > most things.

Mr. Doctor - 09.09.2012 at 17:48  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 09.09.2012 at 17:32
This song > most things.


Fucking brilliant... and to think I always new about them but never checked them out due to laziness or something. Oh well, better late than never.
!J.O.O.E.! - 09.09.2012 at 17:55  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.09.2012 at 17:48


Fucking brilliant... and to think I always new about them but never checked them out due to laziness or something. Oh well, better late than never.

I'm glad you broke your Ved virginity Now you can listen to the album and gasp at just how much Deathspell Omega took from their sound.
Mr. Doctor - 09.09.2012 at 18:04  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 09.09.2012 at 17:55
I'm glad you broke your Ved virginity


Aye, my hymen got blown away due to the sheer brilliance. I didn't expect the music to be so blasting at some points. I guess I had a different idea in mind witht he whole avantgarde tag. But yeah, great shit.
!J.O.O.E.! - 09.09.2012 at 18:10  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.09.2012 at 18:04


Aye, my hymen got blown away due to the sheer brilliance. I didn't expect the music to be so blasting at some points. I guess I had a different idea in mind witht he whole avantgarde tag. But yeah, great shit.

Yeah this song is a bit more black metal than most of the other tracks, they usually have slower sections dispersed with black metal. It's all good though.
InnerSelf - 13.12.2012 at 00:23  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 09.09.2012 at 17:55

I'm glad you broke your Ved virginity Now you can listen to the album and gasp at just how much Deathspell Omega took from their sound.

I just did too, and I was like O_o ... I heard DsO, Code and even a bit of Akercocke, but mostly Code.
!J.O.O.E.! - 13.12.2012 at 02:18  
Rating: 9
Written by InnerSelf on 13.12.2012 at 00:23

I just did too, and I was like O_o ... I heard DsO, Code and even a bit of Akercocke, but mostly Code.

Well, as far as I know, Code had a Ved Buens Ende member at some point in the band. I forget who, but there's definitely a link somewhere there. But yeah, musically speaking Code and Virus are the first bands I go to, but I agree in that Akercocke have definitely derived influence from this outfit at points in their career. Actually, I heard Virus before Code, and my first thought about them was that Akercocke's frontman had lent his vocal talent to Virus. So very similar in the clean vocal department. I'd actually completely forgoten about that until you mentioned Akercocke here.
InnerSelf - 13.12.2012 at 11:58  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 13.12.2012 at 02:18

Written by InnerSelf on 13.12.2012 at 00:23

I just did too, and I was like O_o ... I heard DsO, Code and even a bit of Akercocke, but mostly Code.

Well, as far as I know, Code had a Ved Buens Ende member at some point in the band. I forget who, but there's definitely a link somewhere there. But yeah, musically speaking Code and Virus are the first bands I go to, but I agree in that Akercocke have definitely derived influence from this outfit at points in their career. Actually, I heard Virus before Code, and my first thought about them was that Akercocke's frontman had lent his vocal talent to Virus. So very similar in the clean vocal department. I'd actually completely forgoten about that until you mentioned Akercocke here.

Yup yup, Virus indeed.
When you really think about it, every aspect of this album is massively influential. The clean vocals, and I don't mean the idea of the cleans in Black metal but the way they are sung. The weird chords, the unorthodox progression in the songs and the unusual song structures.
mz - 26.09.2013 at 23:55  
Rating: 9 How on the earth this was released in 1995 ? :| seriously, this is one of the most forward thinking albums I've ever heard and it definitely had been much ahead of its time when it was published. In this regard, this album is much like obscura I think. I am really loving those clean vocals. Any band having similar clean vocals, except those ones which share members with Ved Buens Ende?
Array - 27.09.2013 at 00:21  
Rating: 10
Written by mz on 26.09.2013 at 23:55

How on the earth this was released in 1995 ? :| seriously, this is one of the most forward thinking albums I've ever heard and it definitely had been much ahead of its time when it was published. In this regard, this album is much like obscura I think. I am really loving those clean vocals. Any band having similar clean vocals, except those ones which share members with Ved Buens Ende?

You could try Yurei's Working Class Demon album, if you can find it.


mz - 27.09.2013 at 00:31  
Rating: 9
Written by Array on 27.09.2013 at 00:21

You could try Yurei's Working Class Demon album, if you can find it.

whoa I have that album in my hard drive . Thank you for heads up
Array - 27.09.2013 at 00:34  
Rating: 10
Written by mz on 27.09.2013 at 00:31

whoa I have that album in my hard drive . Thank you for heads up

Cool. I hope you enjoy it. It's a twisted one.
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.09.2013 at 02:39  
Rating: 9 Never heard of Yurie. Sounds pretty crazy and very this band though (well, more Virus).
mz - 27.09.2013 at 10:13  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.09.2013 at 02:39

Never heard of Yurie. Sounds pretty crazy and very this band though (well, more Virus).

It seems that the guy behind Yurei had been a member of virus in the past and Yurei belongs to a circle of similar bands with distinct avantgarde approach on Adversum Records. Stagnant waters is also on that label and its members have close relationship with mastermind of Yurei

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