BURZUM "Det Som Engang Var (Icarus Music)" [CD, Slipcase]
2018 - Black, Ambient from Norway
The first pressing of "Det Som Engang Var" on Cymophane productions was originally intended to be distributed by Voices Of Wonder in 1993, but almost the whole pressing was returned to Grishnack (Varg ) just after he was arrested for the murder of Euronymous (Oystein). "Det Som Engang Var" (Norwegian for What Once Was) is the second studio album by the Norwegian black metal solo project BURZUM. It was recorded in April 1992 and released in August 1993 through BURZUM's own label, Cymophane Productions and now re-issued on Varg's Byelobog Productions. It is a one of the most important releases for black metal as it was an album that was released in 1993 and would be one of the few firsts of its kind ever. Filled with the traditional trademark of BURZUM hatred and tragedy, which is second to none, while it demonstrates more melodic and atmospheric elements. And it remains black metal after all those things. The music of Varg's BURZUM is quite diverse and unlike many of the other black metal bands from the first wave of Black Metal, and this is why we believe BURZUM has stood the test of time and will continue its legacy well into the future.