§ Some considerations It is futile to try and have a discussion on whether black metal should be regarded as pure music, as myth or as entirely subservient to some ideology. Yet, each of the these three views are held by different camps of people who believe theirs is the only ultimately valid appreciation of
A worthwhile commentary on this puzzling album would entail a discussion of the mystery of Baldr’s death, it is possible to appreciate this album purely on its musical numinosity. It would not be inaccurate to say that this is one of the most powerful, pure and clear statements by Burzum; second in that sense only
§ Algunas palabras Se ha decidido aquí seguir el espíritu que se adjudica esta empresa de arte y su curación: sub specie aeternitatis. No pondremos aquí ningún trabajo que no creamos digno de ser recordado para la posteridad como un trabajo total, no solamente satisfactorio sino como una obra sin reproches, total, holística, coherente y contenida dentro
A healing, Latent power Irradiating cold Through spacious corridors Shown in magickal runes. He, who Alone hears The whispers From the undivided numinosity Presences the kosmos. Unhindered by abstractions He moves between worlds, Recognizes Odin within himself And jests with Loke. To Varg Vikernes.
Burzum The Ways of Yore has, in the two years which have elapsed since its publication, received a very odd mixture of reactions. It has either been completely shunned as the work of a madman writing nonsensical empty music, or intuited to be a work of deep spirituality by those attuned to the simple and balanced
The present book is, as the title suggests, a series of reflections and afterthoughts regarding the ancient and original European traditions now generally denominated as “paganism” (a word used by the Christian world to refer to anything different in a derogatory manner). The study of European traditions is taken up and explored by Vikernes, not
In ancient times, a transcendental and reverential cosmological vision made of the hardships of reality a way to elevate intellectual life to the status of the divine. The power to speculate, explore and decode reality around us was considered a gift.The time given to pursue such enterprises was considered invaluable. What we now call history
Alza su rostro entre la penumbra Graznar a Estigia exponiendo facciones que delatan la herencia crepuscular de Burzum. Mas aunque las notamos en rasgos particulares en este u otro ángulo, un momento de contemplación nos revela los marcos sobre las que están puestas. Los largos trazos se extienden, definiendo los contornos decididamente distintos a sus
Mayhem occupy a very interesting position in the history of black metal that merits discussion and requires clarification on its own. And the present work, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is only accessory to this discussion, for its quality, though stout and certainly outstanding, is eclipsed by the fame attained by the band members as artificially-inflated personas.
A legendary time and place for underground metal, the Norway of 1993 is a hidden landmark in time and space for black metal history. It saw the rise of a mythology of its own, the mythology of black metal, and an eventual catastrophic demise worthy of a saga of its own. Few have been able