Burzum Norway

burzum Death Metal and Black Metal Artist Description ImageDeveloping alongside the other Norwegian inventors of the early 1990s modern black metal movement, one-man band Burzum not only produced some of the most insightful music to come from the genre, but lent expertise to other bands like Mayhem and Darkthrone, and finally, raised the bar on the genre to a point it could not surpass with 1993's Hvis Lyset Tar Oss, effectively ending the first generation of this genre. Created to "stimulate the fantasy of mortals," the music of Burzum is vengeance of chaos against the propagation of administrative and technological models for human existence, ideas which demand allegiance to rules and "morality," or the wisdom of mercy and social compromise as seen by Judeo-Christian technocratic society. Thrusting his fist in the face of that evident death-worship, Varg "Count Grishnack" Vikernes enfolds the rejected darkness in the lucidity of structure in the most forebodingly empty and threatening views of the world.