I don't think the album is that bad.
This is the new standard of black metal, if its not completely incompetent it must be worth listening to. No one ever said that the new Burzum albums were terrible by the general standard of modern black metal, but I've never heard anyone describe his early work as "not that bad".
This is very insightful; I like it. I dislike the current demographic that thinks this way, as I'm a big fan of orthodoxy. The standards have severely dropped. Most blokes I know re-listen to the albums that contain unending replay value. I also have an issue with the "music-first" mentality of kids these days, referring to the people who believe it appropriate to consider themselves enthusiastic about a certain album product but not its SYMBOL. I think this failure particularly signifies the complete absence of discipline in the Black Metal subculture, referring from general maturity of character to the disorganized "ideology" (if it can be called that) of the rambling, bambling, blundering privileged that live in the former shade of Hessian-dominated art.
Like all forms of music ruined by populism, something will come out every now and then that feels right. Unless the caliber of the Black Metal community improves, (ie: becomes more fanatic, empowering, anti-individual and reasserts for all intensive purposes, a sense of cooperation against capital religion, debilitating philosophy and all things mundane) I do not foresee innovation anytime soon.