Burzum (album)

Burzum is the debut studio album by the Norwegian black metal solo project Burzum. It was released in March 1992, through Euronymous's label Deathlike Silence Productions. Six of the songs were later re-recorded in 2010 and released on the album From the Depths of Darkness, as Varg Vikernes was dissatisfied with some of the original vocals and production.

Burzum
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1992 (1992-03)
RecordedJanuary 1992
StudioGrieg Hall, Bergen, Norway
GenreBlack metal
Length47:05 (original)
58:06 (reissue)
LabelDeathlike Silence
ProducerPytten
Count Grishnackh
Euronymous[nb 1]
Burzum chronology
Burzum
(1992)
Aske
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic (Burzum / Aske version)[1]

Most reissues of the album have been released as Burzum/Aske which includes the Aske EP as the final three tracks.[1] Only the Aske version of "A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit" was included on this edition.

Track listingEdit

All music and lyrics by Varg Vikernes except "Ea, Lord of the Deeps", words taken from the Necronomicon.[2]

Original PressingEdit

Side Hate
No.TitleLength
1."Feeble Screams from Forests Unknown"7:28
2."Ea, Lord of the Deeps"4:52
3."Black Spell of Destruction"5:39
4."Channelling the Power of Souls into a New God"3:27
Side Winter
No.TitleLength
5."War"2:30
6."The Crying Orc"0:58
7."A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit"9:11
8."My Journey to the Stars"8:10
9."Dungeons of Darkness"4:50
Total length:47:05

Burzum/AskeEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Feeble Screams from Forests Unknown"7:28
2."Ea, Lord of the Depths"4:52
3."Spell of Destruction"5:39
4."Channelling the Power of Souls into a New God"3:27
5."War"2:30
6."The Crying Orc"0:58
7."My Journey to the Stars"8:10
8."Dungeons of Darkness"4:50
9."Stemmen Fra Taarnet"6:08
10."Dominus Sathanas"3:04
11."A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit"10:52
Total length:58:06

Note: Burzum/Aske renames track 3 as "Spell of Destruction" as Vikernes claims the word "Black" was added to the title by Euronymous without his knowledge. Track 2 is also amended to "Ea, Lord of the Depths".

PersonnelEdit

Burzum

Additional credits

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Only the original pressing credits him as "co-producer".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory. "Burzum/Aske Review". allmusic.com. Allmusic Guide. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6A-XSRWSx8 Varg states this himself on a video posted on his YouTube.

External linksEdit

  • Burzum on Burzum's official website