Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Burzum ‎– Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (1994)

Country: Norway

1. Det Som En Gang Var 14:21
2. Hvis Lyset Tar Oss 08:04
3. Inn I Slottet Fra Drømmen 07:51
4. Tomhet 14:12

"Hvis Lyset Tar Oss" is the third studio album by Norwegian black metal solo project Burzum
It was recorded in September 1992, but was not released until April 1994, 
whereupon it was released through Misanthropy Records and Vikernes' own record label, Cymophane Productions.
Varg Vikernes recorded the first four Burzum albums between '92 and '93 at the GriegHallen studio. 
However, the releases were spread out, with many months between the recording and the release of each album. 
By that time Vikernes became a part of the Norwegian black metal scene and befriended Mayhem guitarist Euronymous
The two developed a feud that culminated in Vikernes stabbing Euronymous to death in his apartment in August 1993. 
He was arrested a few days later and was sentenced to 21 years in prison for murder and several church arsons.
The album cover features a drawing by 19th century artist Theodor Kittelsen named Fattigmannen (The Pauper). 
Vikernes dedicated the album to Fenriz of fellow Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone 
and Demonaz from Norwegian black metal band Immortal
Promotional copies sent to fanzines included the song "Et Hvitt Lys Over Skogen" instead of "Tomhet". 
"Et Hvitt Lys Over Skogen" later appeared on the 1998 compilation album Presumed Guilty.
According to Vikernes,
"Hvis Lyset Tar Oss" is a concept album.

The post is dedicated to the newest and, eventually, biggest Burzum fan ever:

Thanx for the photo my friend, you must be a proud dad! \m/



  1. many thanks for this post my friend....for the moment this tiny satan seems to be more fond of calmer burzum works like Daudi Baldrs or Hlidskjalf...I am sure Hvis Lyset Tar Oss will come across his norwegian path eventually!

    1. I see, he is like in Dungeon Synth music now...
      well you got to give credit to Vikernes for writing music for all ages.
      Sooner or later with your help i am sure that he will appreciate the harsher releases
      of the Norwegian black metal scene.Step by step so to say...