Friday, February 19, 2010

Burzum - Belus

It's been 11 long years and now the world will
see the return of Burzum. The highly anticipated
new album is entitled "Belus" after the name of
the ancient European solar deity of light and
innocence. "Belus" is not a religious album or an
anti-religious album, nor is it a political one,
but an attempt to explore the myths about Belus
and unveil the oldest roots of our cultural
heritage. The album deals with the death of
Belus, his sombre journey through the realm of
death and his magnificent return. In essence the
album and the story of Belus is meant to be an
entertaining story about something that once upon
a time played a major role in the forming and
shaping of Europe.

"The album has been made according to my heart
and spirit, and not to fit into any particular
genre or category, or to live up to anyone's
obvious expectations". The music can best be
compared to the music of some of the old Burzum
albums; in particular the ground breaking "Hvis
Lyset Tar Oss" and the atmospheric brilliances of
"Filosofem", only the ambient parts present on
these albums has been almost completely left out
on "Belus". "There is no special reason for this,
other than coincidence and the fact that I have
for some time made more and better music on the
guitar rather than on the keyboard".

"Inspiration for the album has come from a
variety of sources, and I find my inspiration
from fairy tales and myths, from classical music,
from memories of what once was, from traditional
music, from fantasy, from the wind and weather,
from deep forests and running water, from the sky
and the sunset, from misty mountains and from
yellow leaves falling from age old trees".

"My ambition with "Belus" is to create something
I - and hopefully others too - can listen to for
years and years to come without ever growing
tired of it, and at the same time to share with
my audience the experience of getting to know
Belus, as he might have been perceived by the
ancient Europeans". The combination of lyrics and
music makes this a fairy tale different from most
others, and should appeal to all those who like
transcendental music and love to see different
things from a different perspective. "If I can
make you dream when listening to this album, I
believe I have done a good job".

"I am aware of the black metal association with
the name Burzum, and I have no real and serious
problem with that, but I personally see no reason
to place "Belus" in any category. I think "Belus"
musically transcends all existing categories, but
if I have to choose one - and for the sake of
simplicity - I will simply place it in the metal

Here it is, no fake, the real deal. BERC scene rip from the 2*LP version of Belus. Most people bitch around about Burzum. In one way most of the people are right, Varg is a fucking moron, but on the other hand Burzum was / is a very important band of the old days in black metal back in the 90's. Most of his Burzum works weren't that bad. Now build your own oppinion on his new material. Leaky Friday!

1. Leukes Renkespill (Introduksjon)
2. Belus' Doed
3. Glemselens Elv
4. Kaimadalthas' Nedstigning
5. Sverddans
6. Keliohesten
7. Morgenroede
8. Belus' Tilbakekomst (Konklusjon)


  1. Early contender for album of the year...

  2. Will probably be forgotten in about a month.

  3. A perfect recomendation to listen all this year. thanks.

  4. This album is a total waste of time. A good review can be found at