Tag Archive for norwegian

‘darkness surrounds me forever’

Burzum – Fallen (Byelobog Productions, 2011) Burzum is the solo project of Varg Vikernes and Fallen is his second album since being released from prison for murdering Øystein Aarseth.  I still consider this a black metal album as I understand black metal to be defined today, even though Varg has disassociated himself from the Norwegian scene he helped build.  It’s… Read more →

4X: Extreme Essentials

Dimmu Borgir – Abrahadabra Taking symphonic metal to a new level, this album features more than 100 musicians including the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Schola Cantorum Choir.  This might be my favorite extreme release of the year. Dimmu Borgir – Gateways Reviews: Absurd History 4.5/5 Metal Storm 8.0 Angry Metal Guy 3.5/5 Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier The British… Read more →

Derailed: Burzum – Belus

Burzum is the solo project of Varg Vikerness. If you are not familiar with Varg, he is the notorious Norwegian black metal musician that was convicted of burning down ancient churches and the murder of fellow musician Øystein Aarseth, whom he stabbed in the head.  He was sentenced to 21 years in prison and was released in May of 2009… Read more →