Buy for
$9.86
(3 items)

Release date: October 1995
Style: Black metal, Avantgarde metal

Rating:

8.5 | 51 votes

Owners:

51 have it
8 want it


01. I Sang For The Swans
02. You, That May Wither
03. It's Magic
04. Den Saakaldte
05. Carrier Of Wounds
06. Coiled In Wings
07. Autumn Leaves [feat. Lill Katherine Stensrud]
08. Remembrance Of Things Past
09. To Swarm Deserted Away

Review
Lyrics (9)

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.

Read more ››
published 18.02.2009 | Comments (5)

Found in 21 lists
Top lists

Introspekrieg Beginner's Guide To Building A Prog Collection (Standards, And A Few Unorthodox Choices)  | #117
Pazdzioch The Best Shit On MS  | #94
!J.O.O.E.! Oh God... Did You Eat All This Acid? That's Right. Music!  | #90
Dark†SymphonY The Ultimate Avant-Garde Metal Albums  | #39
mz Mz's Favorite Black Metal Albums  | #41
mz The Best Of Dissonant Metal  | #58
MechanisT A-List: Coherently Cacophonous Records to Make Your Ears Bleed (With Joy)  | #13
Amo del Merol Doom...  | #62
More lists with this album (21) | Create a list! ››



Comments

‹‹ Back to the Albums
Comments: 23  
Users visited: 185  
Search this topic:  


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?
mz - 27.09.2013 at 00:31  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest 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
!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
Erik M. - 22.06.2014 at 23:07  
Rating: 9 Holy shit, this album is awesome. Avantgarde black metal at its best I'd say after a first impression.
mz - 23.06.2014 at 00:36  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 22.06.2014 at 23:07

Holy shit, this album is awesome. Avantgarde black metal at its best I'd say after a first impression.

Make sure to check out the mid ear Deathspell Omega, then (if you have not already), which has taken a lot of influences from this band and album.
Erik M. - 23.06.2014 at 22:14  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 23.06.2014 at 00:36

Make sure to check out the mid ear Deathspell Omega, then (if you have not already), which has taken a lot of influences from this band and album.


I once checked out an album by them and didn't like it so much. Can remember at all which one it was though, as it's a while ago. Which one would I enjoy the most?
Troy Killjoy - 23.06.2014 at 22:21  
 
Written by Erik M. on 23.06.2014 at 22:14
Which one would I enjoy the most?

The Kenose EP. If you don't like that then just go die somewhere.
Erik M. - 23.06.2014 at 22:25  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.06.2014 at 22:21

The Kenose EP. If you don't like that then just go die somewhere.


Haha, got it. Will let you know what I think of it.
mz - 23.06.2014 at 22:27  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 23.06.2014 at 22:14


Which one would I enjoy the most?

I'm not the best one to answer this question since I have not heard many of their records. Some of my favorites are these, though:

Some abstract black metal:



Probably their best representative (might be a little long, though):



One of the best EPs ever, and my favorite DsO record:

Damn this is so fucking intense.

Also, I imagine you will love their old records if you are a fan of rawer form of BM.
mz - 23.06.2014 at 22:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.06.2014 at 22:21

The Kenose EP. If you don't like that then just go die somewhere.


I hate being ninja'ed :[
Erik M. - 23.06.2014 at 22:49  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 23.06.2014 at 22:27

I'm not the best one to answer this question since I have not heard many of their records. Some of my favorites are these, though:


You're not? I always thought you to be a big fan of DSO. Anyway, will check 'em out, thanks.
mz - 23.06.2014 at 22:57  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 23.06.2014 at 22:49

You're not? I always thought you to be a big fan of DSO. Anyway, will check 'em out, thanks.


As I said, they have many albums/Eps that I haven't heard. Of course I love their sound and as I said, that kenos EP definitely is one of the best things ever.
Lit. - 24.08.2014 at 07:13  
  Better late than never, indeed. This is wild.

Advertise on Metal Storm


Login or register to post here.



Similar topics

Forum Topic Similarity Started
Reviews Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters 9 12.03.2009 by Kurimus
Extreme metal forum Ved Buens Ende 4.5 26.05.2010 by spirit_inblack
Albums Helheim - Jormundgand 3 02.12.2013 by Northern Danger
Albums Celestial Season - Solar Lovers 3 02.10.2014 by Erik M.
Albums Bruce Dickinson - Alive In Studio A [Live] 3 11.03.2013 by Bad English



Hits total: 4641 | This month: 86