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Det Som Engang Var


Download links and information about Det Som Engang Var by Burzum. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Rock, Black Metal, Metal, Death Metal genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 39:55 minutes.

Artist: Burzum
Release date: 1993
Genre: Rock, Black Metal, Metal, Death Metal
Tracks: 8
Duration: 39:55
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No. Title Length
1. Den Onde Kysten 2:20
2. Key to the Gate 5:14
3. En Ring Til Aa Herske 7:10
4. Lost Wisdom 4:38
5. Ham Som Reiste 4:51
6. Naar Himmelen Klarner 3:50
7. Snu Mikrokosmos Tegn 9:36
8. Svarte Troner 2:16



Though Burzum’s third album was recorded in the same window of time (January 1992 to April 1993) as the two that preceded it, it has a personality all its own. With pronounced bass tones and clearer vocals, Det Some Engang Var (Norwegian for “what once was”) has a deeper, more strident pitch than earlier Burzum releases. Varg Vikernes continued to record all the instruments by himself to great effect, and his wraithlike vocals are as intense as ever. “Lost Wisdom” is particularly striking, as Vikernes sings in English, his words spewing forth like some primordial hail: “Other planes lie beyond the reach/Of normal sense and common roads/But they are no less real than what we see or touch or feel.” Much to the delight of more traditional metal fans, the riffs get doomy and bluesy on “Key to the Gate” and “En Ring Til Aa Herske,” though Varg was an outspoken opponent of blues conventions. There’s no doubt that Burzum finds a true identity on more abstract tracks like “Snu Mikrokosmos Tegn,” in which Varg tries to transcend melody and rhythm altogether, while retaining (and intensifying) the infernal rage of heavy metal.