Release date: 14 October 1997
Style: Dark Ambient

Rating:

6.5 | 191 votes

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01. Dauði Baldrs
02. Hermoðr Á Helferð
03. Bálferð Baldrs
04. Í Heimr Heljar
05. Illa Tiðandi
06. Móti Ragnarokum

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Additional info
Label: Misanthropy Records / Cymophane Productions

Produced by Tanya Stene.

English translation of the titles:
1. The Death Of Balder
2. Hermodr On A Journey To Hel
3. Balder's Burning
4. In Hel's Home
5. Ill Tidings
6. Towards Ragnarok

Some copies have a huge typo in the name Burzum with the letter M missing from
the cover.
Promo came with different cover art than shown here and it was titled "Balders Død".

Re-released in 2005 by Back On Black.

Guest review by
Carl Berg

Rating:
8.5
Dauði Baldrs is Burzum's first album after Varg Vikernes got arrested; and as such it is the first one that was written exclusively in prison. Because he had no access to any other instrument, Varg could only use a synthesizer to record this album. Additionally, it is said he recorded the whole album on a simple tape recorder in his cell.

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published 24.09.2010 | Comments (12)

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Vathek - 26.03.2010 at 03:41  
Rating: 8 I really like this album. It's such grim cheesiness... Like Jawas dissecting a human corpse, or somesuch grimness. I do like the atmosphere, but I can see how a lot of people wouldn't like this album. Casio Black Metal. I reiterate - I really like this album.
Autius - 22.06.2010 at 21:11  
Rating: 8 This is a great album i agree, and i can see why most metal heads hate it, not exactly head banging stuff, but i have a passion for classical music and metal witch is why i love this album, the dark ambient sound was forced on varg but it was a nice change,
Perseverence - 06.08.2010 at 08:11  
  The only people I can see disliking this album is the "Clean vocals blah" asses. But I must say me and Grandma greatly enjoy this album on the rides to the local H-E-B.
Ellrohir - 03.10.2010 at 23:00  
  Listening to it again and carefully right now...why it only reminds me my beginnings with MIDI sampling program?
wormdrink414 - 05.03.2011 at 03:46  
Rating: 2 Sounds like Ocarina of Time meets Belus meets Jakob "sit down when you pee" Erikson.
musicalkaratekid - 27.09.2011 at 01:13  
Rating: 8 This is a pretty good album. The absence of black metal overtones dont overshadow the haunting and hypnotic melodies that have been in burzum's career right from the start, as they are all present and correct on this album,as far as i can tell.
Boxcar Willy - 06.12.2012 at 00:44  
Rating: 4 Wow, this is so cheesy, sounds like the soundtrack to an old Sega game.



I feel like this could have been made by Gene from Bob's Burgers. Especially in the first track.
Lião - 09.10.2013 at 16:44  
  Actually, it HAS the dark atmosphere created in the previous Burzum albums. I like this album, especially the last two tracks. My only problem with it is that all songs are constructed barely in two or three sequences...
BlackEssence - 17.03.2014 at 22:44  
Rating: 8
Written by Lião on 09.10.2013 at 16:44

Actually, it HAS the dark atmosphere created in the previous Burzum albums. I like this album, especially the last two tracks. My only problem with it is that all songs are constructed barely in two or three sequences...


'Cause it's so called 'dungeon synth', and while Varg didn't know about this genre, he made some track in this style. And listen to some dungeon synth, and you'll understand that it has to be simple, with some layers only;)
ManiacBlasphemer - 01.06.2014 at 16:07  
Rating: 8 I have to admit that I've been too harsh on this album. After some time passed and after a couple of auditions, I actually started to like it. It is not a bad album at all, it just takes more time and probably a different mindset for it to be appreciated.
Troy Killjoy - 01.06.2014 at 19:38  
  I actually don't mind this track at all but I'd like to hear it done proper.
Lião - 15.08.2014 at 04:39  
 
Written by BlackEssence on 17.03.2014 at 22:44

'Cause it's so called 'dungeon synth', and while Varg didn't know about this genre, he made some track in this style. And listen to some dungeon synth, and you'll understand that it has to be simple, with some layers only;)


Yeah, I discovered this subgenre through Mortiis side works, and I also loved it. I even changed my rating from 8 to 9
Karlabos - 15.08.2014 at 04:43  
Rating: 7 Well, Burzum is cool and all but I too think just the same bit repeated over and over again gets boring. he could have cropped the songs in half.
And no this is not a characteristic of dungeon synth. Even Mortiis knew how to vary more the compositions on his songs. He did 20+ minute songs which wouldn't get tiring so quickly

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