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.

Dauði Baldrs [1997]
  • 1. Dauði Baldrs (8:49)
  • 2. Hermoðr á Helferð (2:41)
  • 3. Bálferð Baldrs (6:05)
  • 4. í heimr heljar (2:02)
  • 5. Illa tiðandi (10:29)
  • 6. Móti Ragnarǫkum (9:04)

Dauði Baldrs ("Baldr's Death") is the fifth album by Burzum. Unlike his previous work, which was mostly black metal, this is an ambient / dungeon synth album. It was recorded using a synthesizer and a normal tape recorder by Varg Vikernes while he was in prison, as he was not allowed to have any other instruments or recording equipment. It was completed in a few months due to his limited access to synthesizers, which was also the case with the following album, Hliðskjálf. Read more on Last.fm.