|Burzum From the Depths of Darkness
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|2.0 poor||zaruyache | 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.
3 Bumps | Bump
|2.0 poor||EasterInTheBatcave | July 14th 16|
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.
|2.0 poor||Glemsen | November 25th 11|
This is the modern touch that many old time fans would never want to hear.
|2.5 average||JAN | October 2nd 15|
|5.0 classic||Hamed | April 7th 15|
|3.5 great||Aion | March 6th 15|
|2.5 average||NeoSpaz | August 27th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Edgar | March 11th 12|
|3.5 great||ot63 | December 2nd 11|
|2.5 average||Lambda | November 30th 11|
|2.5 average||Kyle Ward EMERITUS | November 26th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Gale | November 24th 11|
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