Burzum - _Balder's Dod_
(Misanthropy, 1997)
by: Adam Wasylyk (7.5 out of 10)
Another record release from the man you love to hate, Varg Vikernes. Burzum are back, and with a vengeance! With Burzum's last record _Filosefem_ receiving mixed reviews, _Balder's Dod_ proves that Varg's imprisonment certainly hasn't hurt his inspirational flair. The concept of the record is based on Norse Mythology and the death of Balder (who was the son of Odin and the god of light). Not one word is spoken on the record; rather, the music is left to speak for itself. _Balder's Dod_ is full of intriguing and captivating moments, more resembling an ambient record than a black metal record. Gone are the guitars and Varg's screams, with keyboards now creating Burzum's pagan-inspired ambiance. It's such a shame that such beautiful music was created by a cowardly racist fuck.

(article published 16/10/1997)


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