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Varg humor

Varg humor
February 09, 2010, 06:51:25 AM

Re: Varg humor
February 09, 2010, 08:50:54 AM
Hurr. That'll be the day. Of course Varg at the Grammies would be incomplete without a posthumous Lifetime Acheivement Award for Chuck Schuldiner, a selfless individual whose courageous battle against AIDS cancer inspired millions, and who also made some death metal..

But for realz, Varg's current motivations do seem to be oriented towards mass appeal. His quips in Until The Light Takes Us conveniently left out his extreme ideas and focused on anti-globalization/anti-institution raillery, included with some attempts to dispel his bad rep. I don't blame him; certainly a pragmatic move but maybe a little too 'obvious'. And now, Belus... consensus (reached a tad hastily IMHO) seems to be that it's a rehash/cash grab. Maybe a soapbox, too -- Perhaps Varg's been disillusioned towards his previous uncompromising idealism and is now trying to influence the world in a way that is more practical ie reversing opinion on globalization, but in doing so has dampened Burzum's spirit. Or maybe he's just washed up and I'm rationalizing out of reluctance to call him a sellout.

Or maybe Belus will end up being awesome and Varg will be a metal superhero again.


Re: Varg humor
February 09, 2010, 09:10:49 AM
And now, Belus... consensus (reached a tad hastily IMHO) seems to be that it's a rehash/cash grab.

I'm not aware of such a consensus, merely a mild backlash against weak songwriting and a hasty execution with the new album.

For most of us, he's still a beacon of Nordic metal, regardless of missteps he has also been guilty of in the past.

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Re: Varg humor
February 09, 2010, 11:27:15 AM

Re: Varg humor
February 09, 2010, 09:16:08 PM
Hurr. That'll be the day. Of course Varg at the Grammies would be incomplete without a posthumous Lifetime Acheivement Award for Chuck Schuldiner, a selfless individual whose courageous battle against AIDS cancer inspired millions, and who also made some death metal..

But for realz, Varg's current motivations do seem to be oriented towards mass appeal. His quips in Until The Light Takes Us conveniently left out his extreme ideas and focused on anti-globalization/anti-institution raillery, included with some attempts to dispel his bad rep. I don't blame him; certainly a pragmatic move but maybe a little too 'obvious'. And now, Belus... consensus (reached a tad hastily IMHO) seems to be that it's a rehash/cash grab. Maybe a soapbox, too -- Perhaps Varg's been disillusioned towards his previous uncompromising idealism and is now trying to influence the world in a way that is more practical ie reversing opinion on globalization, but in doing so has dampened Burzum's spirit. Or maybe he's just washed up and I'm rationalizing out of reluctance to call him a sellout.

Or maybe Belus will end up being awesome and Varg will be a metal superhero again.



The way Varg appears in Until the Light Takes Us may (probably?) reflect(s) an editorial decision on the part of the filmmakers, who A.) don't want to deep six any hope of picking up momentum on the arthouse film circuit by seeming to provide a megaphone for Varg's racialist views and B.) like any good sociopath Vikernes is clearly charming as hell to people who have something he wants, so they probably came away liking the guy and wanted to present a more palatable picture of him for the public.

Re: Varg humor
February 09, 2010, 09:37:17 PM
I know in at least one interview the filmmakers explained that most of Varg's personal views on race and culture were left out of the documentary because they felt the inclusion would be more of a distraction than anything else, at least in the sense of preserving the work as an overview of Norwegian BM in general. 

However, I agree that in all likelihood there was an effort to keep the film relatively dark without straying too far from the realm of what's PC.  (I think the furthest they got was that pointless segment of Frost cutting himself, although blood isn't exactly much of a hot-button.)

Re: Varg humor
February 11, 2010, 01:22:10 PM
Why should anyone make good metal if those who appreciate good metal are only going to treat the people they claim to be the greatest artists of all time like this even while the jury is still out?   Even if the album is garbage, I can not see anything funny about this.  Just some malcontent masturbating with photoshop to boost his ego.



Lifetime Acheivement Award for Chuck Schuldiner


When I saw the picture I was just thinking, isn't it funny howwe  treat Burzum the same as Death. 

Re: Varg humor
February 12, 2010, 02:29:56 AM
Ego boosted, thanks for your input.

Re: Varg humor
February 12, 2010, 04:36:03 AM
Reminds me when indie kids used to photoshop old Immortal pics

Re: Varg humor
February 21, 2010, 03:15:02 PM