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

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

One of the most notorious black metal song all time. The lyrics and instruments just go absolutely well with each other.

I like all BURZUM songs (yeah including the new album), but this song is the best. The lyrics are simple, but awesome!

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

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2 Det Som en Gang Var

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

There is no word in the universe to describe this masterpiece of darkness and freedom. A hymn to the Black Metal!

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

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3 Jesus' Tod

The Best Black Metal Song in history of music! Still don't understand why it's not number 1?

This is my favorite song... Awesome!

The Sound is just Perfect!.

Best song ever

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4 Key to the Gate

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

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
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 Newcomers

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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

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

This should be wy higher; first song I ever heard of Burzum, and was hooked

The best burzum I've ever heard
The best 2 minute song
An awesome solo by Euronymous
Great vocals by Varg
And it's really catchy by the way

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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

Belus's best - Ananya

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15 Tomhet

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

Alright, so I'll admit, HLTO has only clicked with me a few times in my life. However, the atmosphere in Tomhet never fails, and I always feel the nothingness overwhelm me when I play this track.

His best ambient song in my opinion

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16 Spell of Destruction

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..

17 Back to the Shadows
18 Erblicket Die Töchter Des Firmaments

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

This and Dunkelheit are my favourite Burzum tracks from the Filosofem album. - metalfan1999

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 Budstikken
25 Jeg Faller

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

One of the best Burzum songs.

Amazing song

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

26 Stemmen Fra Taarnet

Incredible riff

27 Beholding the Daughters of the Firmament
28 Han Som Reiste

Dark medieval ambient. Epic minimalism.

29 Alfadanz

Este tema es leyenda

30 Dominus Sathanas
31 Heill Odinn
32 Belus' Doed

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

33 Channeling the Power of Souls Into a New God
34 The Crying Orc
35 Der Tod Wuotans

The most beautiful ambient Burzum song.

36 Die Liebe Nerpus

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

37 Call of the Siren
38 Valen
39 Snu Mikrokosmos Tegn

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

40 Illa Tiðandi

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

41 Dungeons of Darkness

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

42 iv. Kaimadalthas Nedstigning
43 Morgenrøde

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

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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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