" there is bleak grandeur as well as crushing desolation and blinding ferocity in these compositions, and that’s part of what makes them so powerfully attractive."
- Islander, NO CLEAN SINGING
"Within the bands brew of darkness and chaos are some clear elements of modern, dissonant flowing black metal. But the vocal approach contains something more primitive and savage..."
- J Andrew Zalucky, Decibel Magazine
" It’s insane to think that this is Väki’s debut release but the two songs present on “Kirous” give you mere taste of wha’s surely to come from the band. Excellent!"
-This Noise is Ours
"8 out of 10"
-Occult Black Metal Zine
A whirlwind of haunting and spectral shadows, Finland's Vaki ushers in a triumphant return to the cold atmospheres of the past while forging new realms in the great void. Chaos melded perfectly with a focused intent to punish, only so much that you are taken to the brink of, without fully realizing, self-annihilation. Tradition waging war against innovation for the unholy wretched soul of black metal. Submission is the only allowance.
Väki define themsleves as "a musical act embodying the profound manifestations of death, impurity and chaos, dedicated to capture the darkests aspects of reality."
They continue, stating:
“We strive to create both emotionally and technically strong musical pieces with influential core message. Our music examines aspects of our existence that revolve around suffering, depression, hate and melancholy. Exploration and endorsement of these aspects enables growth and gain of a deeper understanding of the universe.
Embracing death, we speak to our audience through our art, awakening the spirits and archetypes of death.”
Having self-released their 2 song demo digitally, via iTunes, Spotify, etc, on October13th, Väki were quickly spotted by us here at Redefining Darkness. We enjoyed the demo so much, that we collectively decided to put a very special, limited edition cassette of their demo, "Kirous", with very special packaging created by a fellow Fin at Primeval Vision (www.primevalvision.com
). Each cassette package was silk-screened individually by hand on matte black cardboard. It came out absolutely stunning! See for yourself in the pictures provided.