So I finally heard this album.
Not that anyone cares, but here's my take on it.
I was not expecting something like old Burzum. In fact, I was not expecting it to be as good as old Burzum. It isn't. That being said, there are some excellent songs and moments (I'm partial to Glemselens Elv), and Varg really does know how to make repetition work. However, there are times where the album genuinely drags, in a boring way that Burzum never had before.
I'll need to listen to it more to formulate a more concrete opinion (as of now I've only listened to it maybe 5 times), but so far this is neither the triumph of Burzum nor the total failing either. Its a middle-of-the-road album. Despite what some people will tell me, I do not see anything wrong with that. No artist has a perfect track record (except for some classical composers, smartasses, I know that). We're talking metal here.
As of now, I like it but I am slightly disappointed.