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Pushing the boundaries.,
This review is from: Det Som Engang Var (Audio CD)
The debut album was Burzum's most 'Black Metal' sound. This album signalled the project's movement away from Black Metal. There are clear influences of Black Metal in there, however, the music is more apt to drone in a different way (examples, En ring til aa herske). The music turns more towards ambience (though not as much as Hvis Lyset Tar Oss), the music is more percussion driven than the previous album and most Black Metal in general.
The album is divided by a keyboard piece, further proof that Burzum was never wholly 'Black Metal' as such. Some songs seem to take on a duality of sounds, Lost Wisdom being the best example as a 'rock' lead kicks off the song, but is shadowed and swaps roles with a darker sound.