Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, March 18, 2013

BURZUM / Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (1994)

Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (If the Light Takes Us) is the reason I love Burzum. Forget the political ideology.  Forget the media whoring. Come instead for the music because it’s a fucking masterpiece.
What separated Burzum from other bands in the Norwegian scene was the atmosphere. It wasn’t just about playing your instrument as fast as possible, it had to mean something and it had to represent something. The darkness isn’t the enemy. The lo-fi production isn’t a barrier. The aesthetic isn’t merely an afterthought. It’s all part of something larger.

Songs of Note: Det Som En Gang Var; Inn I Slottet Fra Drǿmmen

5 castles out of 5

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