Burzum Hlidhskjalf on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP
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To fans and extreme metal followers, the early Burzum
years facilitated the rise of the initial wave of Norwegian black metal. It was in this period that the world would come to bear witness to the initial trinity of recordings. Each set a standard that, alongside Darkthrone, early Mayhem and the initial recordings from Emperor, remain today as genre-setting sounds. It is in the second period that Varg Vikernes began to experiment more with not only sound but a growing musical conception that would travel far beyond the barriers of metal.
Reaching further into the realms of ambient, dark wave and electronica, Vikernes infused the savagery of his blasphemous metal offerings with the complex throes of synthesizers and computer-assisted musical composition. This second period of releases were all recorded while he was imprisoned for the murder of Øystein Aarseth (aka Euronymous - founding member of Mayhem) and arson of three Norwegian stave churches. Hlidhskjalf features eight pagan-inspired mythologically-based offerings originally recorded in 1998 and issued in 1999 on Misanthropy Records.
Burzum Hlidhskjalf Track Listing:
1. Tuistos Herz
2. Der Tod Wvotans
4. Die Liebe Nerpus
5. Frijos Einsames Travern
7. Frijos Goldene Tranen
8. Der Weinende Hadnur