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  • This is a black metal masterpiece from Burzum, quite possibly Count Grishnackh’s best work, but Hvis Lyset Tar Oss and Filosofem are just as good. Varg Vikernes is an absolute muscial genius, what he does outside of that is under serious question. But that’s besides the point, Det Som Engang Var expresses so much beauty hidden inside the obvious anguish and anger by Varg himself. He’s a very talented guitarist and almost sings with it, his emotions are let out just as effectively on the 6-string as with his loud-shriek, pain-filled vocals. The fact that Count Grishnackh does the production and all the instruments are further proof of his musical mastery of the genre. If he kept his anger in check and not do outrageous things like burn down churhes and kill someone he could have been BIG. Music this angry, beautiful and most importantly, well-done would not go unnoticed. This is just an amazing album, I can’t praise this enough. Bathory, Mayhem, Emperor and Darkthrone are all excellent black metal bands, but Burzum is quite possibly the most important band in black metal history.

    Posted on November 20, 2009