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.

Hvis lyset tar oss [1994]
  • 1. Det som en gang var (14:21)
  • 2. Hvis lyset tar oss (8:05)
  • 3. Inn i slottet fra drømmen (7:52)
  • 4. Tomhet (14:12)

"Hvis lyset tar oss" (Norwegian for "if the light takes us") is the third studio album by the Norwegian black metal artist Burzum. It was recorded in September 1992, but not released until May 1994. This album is considered a classic in the black metal scene. The album cover features a drawing by 19th century artist Theodor Kittelsen titled "Fattigmannen" (The Pauper). Promotional copies sent around to fanzines had a slightly different tracklisting. Read more on Last.fm.