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

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.

One of the most notorious black metal songs of 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!

2 Det Som en Gang Var

This song, written by an 18 or 19-year-old teen, is of such high quality that no other band has reached it 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 Black Metal!

3 Key to the Gate

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

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

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

4 Jesus' Tod

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

The best black metal song in the history of music! Still don't understand why it's not number one.

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

5 A Lost Forgotten Sad Spirit

The atmospheric sound of desperation appeals to me.

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

6 My Journey to the Stars
7 Lost Wisdom

The heavy bassline in this song is immensely powerful. It was the bassline in this song that led me to pick up the bass and learn it.

This was also the first black metal song I ever heard, and it is what pulled me into black metal.

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

One of the best melodies ever, and the lyrics are so philosophical. A masterpiece.

8 En Ring Til Aa Herske

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

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

9 The Reckoning of Man
10 Feeble Screams from Forests Unknown
The Contenders
11 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.

12 Erblicket Die Töchter Des Firmaments

In my opinion, Burzum's Harvester of Sorrow or Lucretia. I happen to love both songs, so I love this.

This music is one of the most intense-sounding and best-sounding. It is my favorite Burzum music.

I love this track. This and Dunkelheit are my favorite tracks from the Filosofem album.

13 Ea, Lord of the Depths

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

14 Tomhet

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

I don't know how some random Norwegian guy can make ambience that transports you to a new world. Void, yet full. Emptiness, yet completeness.

I didn't even know what Tomhet meant, but it means emptiness. And it is the right name for it. It takes gravity from you.

15 Spell of Destruction

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

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

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.

16 Gebrechlichkeit I
17 Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

Second best song on the album of the same title.

18 Back to the Shadows
19 Snu Mikrokosmos Tegn

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

20 Gebrechlichkeit II
21 Black Spell of Destruction
22 Glemselens Elv

To express a sense of ancient yearning for pasts unknown, spiced with pride, sadness, joy, and anger with a distorted guitar, is something only Varg can do. The break section in the middle of this track is possibly his most evocative piece of music.

My favorite 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.

23 Hermodr a Helferd
24 Rundgang Um Die Transzendentale Saule Der Singularitat

Best ambient song of all time. My favorite Burzum song. Twenty-five minutes of absolute beauty.

25 Stemmen Fra Taarnet
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