Best Burzum Songs

Burzum is an influential musical project by Varg Vikernes (originally under the pseudonym Count Grishnackh). It began during 1991 in Bergen, Norway and quickly became prominent within the early Norwegian Black Metal scene. With albums like 'Hvis Lyset Tar Oss', 'Filosofem' and 'Det Som Engang Var', Varg Vikernes is considered as one of the leading forces to define the Black Metal genre and to promote it.

However, in 1994 Vikernes was convicted and imprisoned for the murder of guitarist Øystein 'Euronymous' Aarseth and the arson of several churches.

Anyway, this is a list to vote for the best songs by Varg Vikernes under the project Burzum.

The Top Ten

1 Dunkelheit

This song is not metal, it's pure philosophy! It's metal meditation music.

The song that got me into Burzum. Pure magic - V4noM

Falls - Glauberson

Just awesome, the darkness, I play this every time I'm a bit depressed

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2 Det Som en Gang Var

This is incredible! The best piece of music written by Varg! - V4noM

The song that I heard the most.. Pure darkness..
Greatest song ever played..m/..

This song written by an 18 or 19 year old teen is of such a high level quality no other band reached still today! Vikernes is the black metal mozart!

It's like something out of the Donkey Kong Country factory levels gone horribly wrong. A perfect black metal song if there ever was one. - joshapkin

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3 Key to the Gate

The best from the album. This along with Jesus Tod are among my favorite Black Metal songs of all time.

Unfathomably passionate, a true display of pure rage and despair, an inspiration and a journey to the European ear. - KeyToTheWatchtower

Awesome songs and that "build up" towards the solo makes the solo even better than it already is. Trully a masterpiece

Trur burzum true blck metal burzum is not onl filosofem

4 Jesus' Tod

Love the eerie main riff in this song. Probably, my favourite Burzum song.

Perfection. Number 1 black metal song.

Amazing song.

Best song ever

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5 Lost Wisdom

The heaviest black metal song I've ever heard.. I love that guitar and bass riff around 2 minutes and 20 seconds - PureMayhem

No word for it.

One of the best Melodies ever + the lyrics are so Philosophical... A Masterpiece

One of the most heaviest black metal it - Ananya

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6 My Journey to the Stars

Just an awesome song has deep riffs that have emotion

7 Feeble Screams from Forests Unknown

So good.

8 A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit

Atmospheric sound of desperation appeals to me.

This song feels like it has a lot of emotion in it.

Immeasurably so fervent and so emotional - Ananya

9 En Ring Til Aa Herske

My first Burzum song, still my favourite! The song is so evil it takes you somewhere else! Definitely my favorite from Burzum but very underrated in my opinion. Definitely better than Lost Wisdom (which is still awesome).

Probably the darkest, most beautiful, most atmospheric and powerful story ever told in song or otherwise.

So atmospheric and so powerful - Ananya

10 The Reckoning of Man

Makes me proud of my European anchestry...just perfect!

The Contenders

11 Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

So catchy, honestly the best from the album - Ananya

Second best song on the album of the same title.

The rawest, darkest riffs. - GREYBOYY

12 Ea, Lord of the Depths

One of my favorite songs ever. The atmosphere that creates this song is incredible, when I listen to it I feel projected into the Middle Ages. This is true Black Metal

13 War

This is pure Black Metal. Dunkleheit is not brutal enough. - Roach

How is this not number 1.

-This is war huh- wow

War is exactly what Burzum is. Burzum is a war upon society, upon its listeners, upon everyone and everything. War is the perfect song to symbolize this relationship.

This is the catchiest burzum song - bigmike137

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14 Glemselens Elv

Best Burzum song, magical, this song makes you feel like you are in that forest in album cover

Very super song - majstro

My favourite track from the Belus album! It is not as raw and extreme as his older black metal tracks, but it has this magical feeling. - metalfan1999

Best track from the Belus album! It is less extreme than the older tracks, but still has this magical feeling. - metalfan1999

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15 Tomhet

His best ambient song in my opinion

Stellaris feel

I don't even knew what does it mean Tomhet. But it means emptiness. And it is right name for it. It takes gravity from you.

14 minutes of journey to the stars..So beautiful Ambience..I can listen to it all day

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16 Erblicket Die Töchter Des Firmaments

Should be near the top of this list. Beautiful.


Why this awesome Filosofem track aren't on the list? Best!

I love this track. This and Dunkelheit are my favourite tracks from the Filosofem album. - metalfan1999

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17 Back to the Shadows
18 Spell of Destruction

It's Black Spell of Destruction. Anyway, I'm honestly quite surprised that this depressingly hypnotic song is so far down the list. Jesu' Død and this are among my all time favorite BM songs.

Great track, one of those songs I just love to hop onto the drums and play every now and then. Honestly my favourite track from this record.

My favourite somg of Burzum. With this one I started to play and get into black metal and use heavy distortion. Now my favourite genre is black metal. I can't even understand the lyrics but who cares..

19 Rundgang Um Die Transzendentale Saule Der Singularitat

Best ambient song of all time. My favorite Burzum song. 25 minutes of absolute beauty. - Caleb9000

20 Hermodr a Helferd
21 Sverddans

Why people? it's one of my favorite song ever... it has a lot of emotion I think

22 Inn I Slottet Fra Droemmen
23 Black Spell of Destruction
24 Stemmen Fra Taarnet

Riff is one of the best

Incredible riff

25 Beholding the Daughters of the Firmament
26 Budstikken
27 Jeg Faller

A toss up between this and Budstikken, I chose this because of the chorus

Come on guys, last place? The chorus is amazing!

One of the best Burzum songs.

Amazing song

28 Belus' Doed

Great song reminiscent of Jesu' Død, which is also my favourite song from the band.

Best burzum song for me.. Great vocals, awesome guitars.. Fabulous

29 Han Som Reiste

Dark medieval ambient. Epic minimalism.

30 Alfadanz

Este tema es leyenda

31 Dominus Sathanas
32 Heill Odinn
33 Channeling the Power of Souls Into a New God
34 The Crying Orc
35 Snu Mikrokosmos Tegn

Det Som Engang Var favourite. Entrancing and macabre as hell following an amazing progression.

36 Der Tod Wuotans

The most beautiful ambient Burzum song.

37 Die Liebe Nerpus

One of my favorite Burzum tracks. Makes me think of Runescape though.

38 iv. Kaimadalthas Nedstigning

I love this, what a beautiful atmosphere.

39 Call of the Siren
40 Valen
41 Illa Tiðandi

Less is more in this song. You can feel the sadness through 3-4 notes.

42 Dungeons of Darkness

Not the best but has a dark atmosphere that makes it great

43 Morgenrøde

A song with that great atmosphere... By far the best of Burzum.

44 Gebrechlichkeit I
45 Gebrechlichkeit II
46 Autumn Leaves Autumn Leaves

Its very chilled and it's so good in a autumnal atmosphere

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Top Remixes (9)

1. Key to the Gate
2. The Reckoning of Man
3. En Ring Til Aa Herske
1. Glemselens Elv
2. Dunkelheit
3. Valen
1. Dunkelheit
2. Lost Wisdom
3. A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit

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