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Burzum - Det Som Engang Var

8.3 | 477 votes |
Release date: August 1993
Style: Black metal


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01. Den Onde Kysten
02. Key To The Gate
03. En Ring Til Å Herske
04. Lost Wisdom
05. Han Som Reiste
06. Når Himmelen Klarner
07. Snu Mikrokosmos Tegn
08. Svarte Troner

Additional info
Label: Cymophane Productions

Recorded April 1992 at Grieghallen Studio.
Produced by Count Grishnackh and Pytten.
Music and lyrics by Count Grishnackh.

The album was reissued by Misanthropy Records in 1994 in two formats: CD and gatefold LP. The LP contained a limited edition poster of the cover art.

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The album starts off like an endless void which builds into harsh Black Metal with a touch of depression and agony which is the reputed trademark of a Burzum album. From start to finish, this album is a roller coaster of emotions and raw music which will take you to a place deep into Middle Earth if you're a Tolkien fan. If not, it really doesn't matter as this album's depressive and aggressive combination will blow your mind towards the outer realms of Saturn. "Det Som Engang Var" (''What Once Was'') is medieval and transcends humanity and all links with the present world you live in.

published 07.02.2007 | Comments (17)

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01.07.2011 - 23:06

The best song of this album is ''Lost Wisdom''.Also it is one of the Burzum's best songs.
30.09.2011 - 19:39
Rating: 9

Probably their best album with songs under ten minutes long. I listen to this album to get me to sleep.its that hypnotic...
18.01.2013 - 02:38
Rating: 8
Combo Breaker
Lost Wisdom, 2.53 - one of my best moments in music ever.
02.02.2013 - 06:48
Rating: 10

I love this so much, but i have to be careful how much i listen because i only have it on vinyl and i gotta keep it forever so yeah... Anyways this is old school burzum at its best (tied with filosofem), this has the perfect blend of ambiance and aggression that fucks with your brain!
21.04.2013 - 02:38
Rating: 8
Combo Breaker
And now again - "Lost Wisdom" and this incredible solo. Over and over again and again. You can go crazy, really
07.12.2021 - 08:45
Pvt Funderground
It took me some time but I finally managed to tolerate Varg's screams. This album is great and I can hear the influence it had on modern Black Metal.

Snu Mikrokosmos Tegn is one of his best songs.
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.

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