Burzum   From the Depths of Darkness
3.0
good
Release Date: 2011
Tracklist

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2.0 poorzaruyache | November 24th 11

Instead of continuing to destroy his legacy with sub-par releases, Vargy settles by covering his
own classics. This doesn't so much destroy his classics as it does give us a feel for what any
other modern BM band would've sounded like had they chosen to cover the tracks themselves. In
that sense this hardly sounds like Burzum at all; gone are the trademark buzzing guitars and
obnoxiously raw screams, replaced now by perfect production values and middle-aged growls or
whispered "folky" singing. What made this band interesting to most people will probably not be
found here. "From the Depths of Darkness" is not overly raw nor nearly as hypnotizing as some
claimed Burzum's past classics like "Hvis lyset tar oss" to be; the change in production values
takes away most of the awness and personality that garnered this band such acclaim to begin with.
What we're left with are quite simply some modern takes on older materials, neither good nor bad.
Old fans will dismiss this release as quickly as they see it, and new fans will just as quickly
pass on the now uninteresting riffs, tame vocals and perfect production in favor of something more
harsh by comparison.


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2.5 averageLambda | May 18th 15

When Burzum announced that he would be re-recording a bunch of songs from his first two albums, people were skeptical. And, unfortunately, with good reason. From the Depths of Darkness leaves the listener upset, but probably not in the way Burzum intended. Unfortunately, these new versions don't so much revitalize as they do deaden. The combination of new, more flaccid vocals, a (comparatively) clean production job, and a lack of much change anyway make the entire album feel unnecessary and somewhat pointless. Which it, sadly, is. 2.5

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2.0 poorGlemsen | November 25th 11

This is the modern touch that many old time fans would never want to hear.

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2.5 averageNazzadan | April 18th 16
5.0 classickivancerkan17 | February 10th 16
3.0 goodOminousHaiku | December 22nd 15
3.0 goodolivercuster | December 12th 15
2.5 averageEasterInTheBatcave | November 21st 15
3.5 greatfryingpan | October 8th 15
2.5 averageJAN | October 2nd 15
2.5 averageDisciplineRecords | September 26th 15
2.0 pooromegaswitch33 | September 5th 15
3.0 goodHellripper | July 24th 15
3.0 goodAndress04 | July 15th 15
4.5 superbmegadeth16 | May 14th 15
5.0 classicHamed | April 7th 15
2.0 poorAuf seinem Gesicht machte sich eine herbe Faust breit | March 9th 15
3.5 greatAion | March 6th 15
2.5 averagedreadmetalfan13 | June 1st 14
3.5 greatGrandpa Seth | May 20th 14
3.5 greatJustin Jam | April 24th 14
3.5 greatSimon Harris (SCREAM!) | April 3rd 14
2.0 poorSithese | February 17th 14
2.0 poorSpookySkeletman | February 16th 14
3.0 goodTrey Spencer STAFF | February 1st 14
3.0 goodHastein45 | December 21st 13
4.5 superbangelakazael | November 23rd 13
4.0 excellentTokoloshe | November 12th 13
1.0 awfulKriegdemKriege | October 11th 13
3.0 goodChaosmonger | October 1st 13
3.5 greatSteve Croft | September 1st 13
3.5 greatManiacBlasphemer | July 13th 13
2.0 poorSevhead | January 13th 13
2.5 averageidkpokeit | December 18th 12
2.5 averageAndrew W. Gold CONTRIBUTOR | November 10th 12
3.0 goodsallos666 | September 13th 12
2.5 averageNeoSpaz | August 27th 12
4.5 superbthevacantlight | August 15th 12
3.5 greatRevelator | July 9th 12
3.5 greatKing Henry VIII | July 1st 12
4.0 excellentexoticmaneuver | April 4th 12
2.5 averagesonictheplumber STAFF | April 2nd 12
1.5 very poorEdgar | March 11th 12
3.0 goodhominglasers | January 8th 12
4.0 excellentPropaneNightmares | January 4th 12
4.5 superblintu987 | December 11th 11
3.5 greatot63 | December 2nd 11
1.5 very poorJoshwahh | December 2nd 11
2.5 averageSuicideVeil90 | November 30th 11
4.0 excellentMisterSteel | November 29th 11
2.5 averageKyle Ward EMERITUS | November 26th 11
4.0 excellentGale | November 24th 11
3.5 greatDarkNoctus | November 24th 11

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