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.

Det som engang var [1993]
  • 1. Den onde kysten (2:20)
  • 2. Key to the Gate (5:14)
  • 3. En Ring til å herske (7:10)
  • 4. Lost Wisdom (4:38)
  • 5. Han som reiste (4:51)
  • 6. Når Himmelen Klarner (3:50)
  • 7. Snu mikrokosmos tegn (9:36)
  • 8. Svarte troner (2:16)

Det Som Engang Var (Norwegian for "that which once was") is the third release by the Norwegian black metal artist Burzum. It was recorded in April 1992 and released in August 1993 through Burzum's own label, Cymophane. The album was initially titled På Svarte Troner (Norwegian for "on black thrones) but was retitled before its release. It should also be noted that the song Det som en gang var, with a slightly different spelling, would not appear until the next album, Hvis lyset tar oss. Read more on Last.fm.