Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss on LP
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.
Originally issued in April 1994, Hvis Lyset Tar Oss ("if the light takes us") is the third album from infamous Norwegian artist Varg Vikernes aka Burzum - an atmospheric black metal 4-track concept album recorded in Grieghallen Studio in September 1992 and produced by Count Grishnackh and Pytten. Within a month of the album's release, Varg Vikernes was imprisoned for the murder of Øystein Aarseth (aka Euronymous - founding member of Mayhem) and arson of three Norwegian stave churches.
Varg Vikernes on the album's concept: "It's something like: beware the Christian light, it will take you away into degeneracy and nothingness. What others call light I call darkness. Seek the darkness and hell and you will find nothing but evolution."
Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss Track Listing:
1. Det Som En Gang Var
2. Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
3. Inn I Slottet Fra Drømmen