Originally Posted by Deja Vu
Burzum -- Filosofem
Write-up: Black Metal began as the antithesis of all things traditional and the rejection of all things commercial. Yet one man admist the founders stood up on his own and decided not to follow even the traditions of his follow black metalers. On Filosofem, Burzum crafts a work for the ages which appears at once the epitome' of modern music and the reborn spirit of centuries past. With the dignity of classical composition and the electric magnitude of modern creation, Filosofem stands unknowingly and in equal parts as the precursor to the bombastic camp of modern black metal and the atmospheric strains of modern post-rock. As epic and overpowering as it is subtle and atmospheric, it seems to leave metal behind and usher in a new (as of yet unfollowed) age where noise and indie and extreme music collide under the banner of ancient strength.
I've been meaning to check out Burzum before their new album comes out...is this the best place to start?