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


Quite possibly the most chill Black Metal song ever. But then again it's also been classified as Dark Ambient so the Ambient influences could make the song chill.

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!

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.

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

One of the best collection and arrangement of sounds ever recorded

Key to the Gate

Best black metal song ever made. The passion with which Varg sings and the solo are simply amazing.

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.

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

Jesus' Tod

I don't know why, but this song seriously feels like it would be the theme for some WW2 battle on the eastern front between the Wehrmacht and Red Army.

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

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

This is my favorite song... Awesome!

Lost Wisdom

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

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

My Journey to the Stars

Just an awesome song has deep riffs that have emotion

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


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

How is this not number 1.

-This is war huh- wow

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

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

The Reckoning of Man

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

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The Contenders

Feeble Screams from Forests Unknown

So good.

Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

So catchy, honestly the best from the album

Second best song on the album of the same title.

The rawest, darkest riffs.

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

At least top 8 should be

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.


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

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..


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.

Back to the Shadows
Gebrechlichkeit I
Gebrechlichkeit II
Rundgang Um Die Transzendentale Saule Der Singularitat

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

Glemselens Elv

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

Very super song

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.

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

Hermodr a Helferd
Black Spell of Destruction
Inn I Slottet Fra Droemmen

Disgustingly underrated song, belongs AT LEAST in the the top 10. The ending is one of Burzum's best and most transcendental moments.

Very underrated song, riff from the latter part is EPIC


Melodic... Sud at least be in top 10

Stemmen Fra Taarnet

Incredible riff

Riff is one of the best

Beholding the Daughters of the Firmament
Belus' Doed

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

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


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


Este tema es leyenda

Han Som Reiste

Dark medieval ambient. Epic minimalism.

Dominus Sathanas
Snu Mikrokosmos Tegn

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

Heill Odinn
Channeling the Power of Souls Into a New God
The Crying Orc
Der Tod Wuotans

The most beautiful ambient Burzum song.

Die Liebe Nerpus

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

iv. Kaimadalthas Nedstigning

I love this, what a beautiful atmosphere.

Call of the Siren
Illa Tiðandi

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

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

Dungeons of Darkness

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


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

Autumn Leaves

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

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