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If it were possible to award this 100 stars......
on 29 May 2000
For anyone interested in Black Metal this CD is essential, as it represents some of the very best modern ambient / black metal that has ever been written by anyone! This is NOT random thrash with nasty lyrics, this is the heartfelt expression of somebody who relly believes in the message he is attempting to convey, and that sincerity is refleced in the perfection and depth of the tracks.
Dark and filled with a malevolent brooding atmosphere, this album is not all that simmilar to Varg's early work with Burzum, but it represents what surely must be the future for Black Metal, since the gene is becoming filled with random meaningless bands who wish only to become popular (witness the latest offering by the once-great Emperor!)
As such Burzum stands out as a shining example of what the Black Metal genre can acheive, and this album, although not classifiable solely as BM, transcends genres to appeal to listeners from a variety of backgrounds.
If you like BM, or dark ambient music, or are becoming tired with the modern interpretation of "metal", then I urge you to give Burzum a try!