Burzum

Burzum

black metal, dark ambient, ambient black metal, ambient, norwegian

Burzum is the black metal solo project of Varg Vikernes (born Kristian Larsson Vikernes, AKA Greven Grishnackh/Count Grishnackh, currently legally named Louis Cachet). Burzum played a vital role, along with other Norwegian black metal bands such as Mayhem, Darkthrone, Emperor and Immortal, in the development of black metal as a musical genre and ideology. In particular, the ambient black metal and depressive black metal subgenres owe much to Burzum's sound.

Burzum [1992]
  • 1. Feeble Screams From Forests Unknown (7:28)
  • 2. Ea, Lord of the Depths (4:53)
  • 3. Black Spell of Destruction (5:39)
  • 4. Channelling the Power of Souls Into a New God (3:27)
  • 5. War (2:30)
  • 6. The Crying Orc (0:58)
  • 7. A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit (10:53)
  • 8. My Journey to the Stars (7:52)
  • 9. Dungeons of Darkness (4:52)

This is the most black metal sounding album in the Burzum catalogue. Like most black metal that existed at the time Burzum is made up of simple patterns which eventually evolve to something larger and extremely coherent. Percussion is in the style of Hellhammer, often rising to the level of what a lot may call "noise". The blend of guitars, drums and Varg´s screaming vocals can often suffocate the ears with a tremendous level of what, at first appears Read more on Last.fm.