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.

Umskiptar [2012]
  • 1. Blóðstokkinn (1:10)
  • 2. Jóln (5:46)
  • 3. Alfadanz (9:18)
  • 4. Hit helga Tré (6:47)
  • 5. Æra (3:54)
  • 6. Heiðr (2:57)
  • 7. Valgaldr (7:57)
  • 8. Galgviðr (7:13)
  • 9. Surtr Sunnan (4:11)
  • 10. Gullaldr (10:14)
  • 11. Níðhöggr (4:59)

Umskiptar (Old Norse for Metamorphosis) is the tenth studio album by Burzum, released on 21 May 2012 through Byelobog Productions. It has been described by Varg Vikernes as a "return to the roots", with a priority on atmosphere. The album's lyrics are taken from an Old Norse poem entitled Völuspá. The album was leaked two months before its release date, with Vikernes stating in an interview that it was leaked by a former PR agent who sent advance copies of Umskiptar to leftist extremist magazines. Read more on Last.fm.