Since their debut EP back in 2012, New Hampshire natives Vattnet Viskar have absolutely exploded in popularity, fronted by two very well-received albums in 2013’s Sky Swallower and this year’s Settler.Sure, developing a “Nine Circles ov” list for a band that has released a total of 19 tracks — I don’t count the introduction to the EP — seems a bit curious, but they’ve done enough with their take on metal to give us plenty to work with. The last few years have been highlighted by an impressive sonic evolution and numerous runs of successful tours, the latter being the reason we are here today.
After an extremely successful showing at Maryland Deathfest (a performance we’ve discussed many times), Vattnet is back on the road with The Atlas Moth, with an NYC date tonight and a Boston date coming up tomorrow. Dan’s going tonight, I’m going tomorrow, and you should be too. But with that in mind, what better time to handpick some of my personal favorites?