To fans and extreme metal followers, the early Burzum years facilitated the rise of the initial wave of Norwegian black metal. It was in this period that the world would come to bear witness to the initial trinity of recordings. Each set a standard that, alongside Darkthrone, early Mayhem and the initial recordings from Emperor, remain today as genre-setting sounds.
Originally issued in April 1994, Hvis Lyset Tar Oss ("if the light takes us") is the third album from infamous Norwegian artist Varg Vikernes aka Burzum - an atmospheric black metal 4-track concept album recorded in Grieghallen Studio in September 1992 and produced by Count Grishnackh and Pytten. Within a month of the album's release, Varg Vikernes was imprisoned for the murder of Øystein Aarseth (aka Euronymous - founding member of Mayhem) and arson of three Norwegian stave churches.
12" LP black Vinyl, Gatefold-LP
1. Det som en gang var 14:21
2. Hvis lyset tar oss 08:04
3. Inn i slottet fra droemmen 07:5
4. Tomhet 14:12 Instrumental