Photo by: James Singleton
Plaistow, NH metallers Vattnet Viskar have undergone some major changes recently. For starters, they are no longer Vattnet Viskar, they are now simply Vattnet. Secondly, vocalist/guitarist Nick Thornbury left the band. The group is carrying on as trio, with bassist Casey Aylward taking on the role of vocalist. Probably most noticeable though, is their stylistic change. The band have shifted from the atmospheric black metal style of their previous release, Settler to a post-hardcore/shoegaze style. Check out the band’s new direction via the lyric video for their new song “Dark Black”. Aylward said of it:
“This is definitely the first riff that kicked off the record and solidified the direction that we knew we wanted to aim for going forward. As for lyrics, it’s about people in your life that consistently let you down, the people around them down, and of course themselves down.
There’s a point where there is really no helping them because you realize that ultimately their freedom of choice will supersede anything you could do for them, and even if you cut them out of your life, you and others can still be collateral damage. It can be a dark thing to completely give up on humans or to be given up on. The title is an attempt to add a futile amount of humor to the subject, dark comedy if you will, dark black. Macabre.”
Lastly, they have also changed label’s, having signed a record deal with New Damage Records. “Dark Black” is the first taste of their upcoming studio album. The song is available digitally at this location.
[via Brooklyn Vegan]