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Release date: 8 March 2010
Style: Black metal

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7.5 | 299 votes

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01. Leukes Renkespill (Introduksjon)
02. Belus' Død
03. Glemselens Elv
04. Kaimadalthas' Nedstigning
05. Sverddans
06. Keliohesten
07. Morgenrøde
08. Belus' Tilbakekomst

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Additional info
Label: Byelobog Productions
Recorded in Grieghallen Studios, Norway.
Produced by Pytten and Burzum.
Mixed by Davide Bertolini and Burzum.
Mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio.
Album artwork design by Burzum and Adrian Wear.
All songs written and performed by Burzum.

This album was originally called "Den Hvite Guden", which in English translates to "The White God". But due to the controversy it stirred and as it got interpreted as a racist title, he decided to change it.

Title / Production Year (location):

Leukes Renkespill (Introduksjon) / 2010 (Bergen)
Belus' Død / 1993-1994 (Bergen)
Glemselens Elv / 2008 (Tromsø)
Kaimadalthas' Nedstigning / 2009 (Bø, Telemark)
Sverddans / 1988-1989 (Bergen)
Keliohesten / 2008 (Tromsø)
Morgenrøde / 2009 (Bø, Telemark)
Belus' Tilbakekomst (Konklusjon) / 2009 (Bø, Telemark)

Staff review by
Lucas

Rating:
6.9
Let's not waste too much time squabbling over Vargs crazy antics. It's already surreal enough that there's a new Burzum out, let's not overload our poor brains. Belus, or the White God, has enough of Varg's magical touch to cause controversy from the very first second it was announced, with Varg playing his favourite part as innocent Manuel "I know noooothing". Ah, good times.

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published 28.02.2010 | Comments (86)

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Roro - 11.03.2010 at 14:05  
Rating: 5
Written by In Bone Factory on 28.02.2010 at 20:10

I have not found n e thing special in this album!!!


then u shouldnt rate it 8
In Bone Factory - 12.03.2010 at 00:38  
Rating: 7
Written by Roro on 11.03.2010 at 14:05

Written by In Bone Factory on 28.02.2010 at 20:10

I have not found n e thing special in this album!!!


then u shouldnt rate it 8

yup u're right. but it doesn mean that its that weak.I'll rereview it again perhaps
rageing atheist - 13.03.2010 at 18:52  
  So far I have listened to it two times (once the leak and once the cd, the sound quality of the leak sucks in comparison with the cd) and am positively surprised, seems like a strong comeback.

I personally can't understand where the accusations of Belus being just a rehash of his old music that adds nothing meaningful come from, to me Belus sounds distinct from all his earlier work (Ok, I haven't listened to Hlidskjalf from start to finish but I doubt that people mean he's recycling that).

There's something very positive about this album, that most metal unfortunately lacks (by positive I mean positive in the darkest-hour-is-before-the-dawn sense, not gay-hobbit-party-everyone's-invited sense), can't understand why people compare it with depressive crap.

Can't tell how Belus will hold up to repeated listens in comparison with old Burzum albums but my initial impression is very positive, especially given that I expected it to be crap, based on the impression I got from the samples.

Also, Daudi Baldrs is a good album imo.
Hylia - 14.03.2010 at 04:31  
  I guess it was okay, I wouldn't buy it though. I read on his interviews on burzum.org he does not really consider it to be black metal. It still sounds black metal to me! It is still better than his earlier stuff though.
CreeperDeath - 15.03.2010 at 19:59  
 
Written by Guest on 13.03.2010 at 18:52

I personally can't understand where the accusations of Belus being just a rehash of his old music that adds nothing meaningful come from, to me Belus sounds distinct from all his earlier work (Ok, I haven't listened to Hlidskjalf from start to finish but I doubt that people mean he's recycling that).


In fact, the intro of the second track Belus Doed is the same intro as Dauði Baldrs first track (wich is Dauði Baldrs also)
rageing atheist - 15.03.2010 at 22:52  
 
Written by CreeperDeath on 15.03.2010 at 19:59

Written by Guest on 13.03.2010 at 18:52

I personally can't understand where the accusations of Belus being just a rehash of his old music that adds nothing meaningful come from, to me Belus sounds distinct from all his earlier work (Ok, I haven't listened to Hlidskjalf from start to finish but I doubt that people mean he's recycling that).


In fact, the intro of the second track Belus Doed is the same intro as Dauði Baldrs first track (wich is Dauði Baldrs also)


Yes I know that Belus Doed is reworked Daudi Baldrs, I meant that Belus as a whole does not sound too similar to any of his earlier albums (as a whole) and has its own spirit. At least that's my impression from the two listens I've had, haven't had time to listen to it more.
viking_dyziu - 17.03.2010 at 15:28  
  Old, Good Burzum ! He is returning ... ;]
LASTBREATH - 23.03.2010 at 21:20  
  Just to give a Heads up (I'm sure alot of you guys already know) Belus was released on a limited edition "White" vinyl of suposably 2000 copies,the rest are regular "Black" vinyl.
There are MANY sellers on "Auction" sites that are selling the album sealed claiming that it is the "White" version,however it is imposiable to tell wether the album is White or Black vinyl without opening it.
ALL OF THE ALBUMS,WHITE OR BLACK VINYL,HAVE "LIMITED EDITION COLOURED VINYL" WRITTEN ON THE BACK OF THE ALBUM.
Valaskjalf - 29.03.2010 at 04:51  
Rating: 5 Meh...thats all that needs to be said.
Troy Killjoy - 30.03.2010 at 01:39  
 
Written by Valaskjalf on 29.03.2010 at 04:51

Meh...thats all that needs to be said.


Well said.
mordreds.song - 16.04.2010 at 23:34  
Rating: 8 Had he released this album before the huge explosion of black metal, I probably would've rated it higher than an 8. Granted, he was an originator in this style and hasn't tried to copy others. However, there's so much good black metal out there these days that it just doesn't seem as good as it could have been. Also, not that Varg cares what people think of his music, but the audience that had been looking forward to this album also had unrealistic expectations.
wormdrink414 - 17.06.2010 at 05:05  
Rating: 8 I hate Varg. A whole fucking lot. But the man writes some of the most chillingly beautiful black metal I have ever heard. Belus is no exception.
Elyar S. - 04.09.2010 at 00:12  
Rating: 8 This is a good enough album I think and I enjoyed it.
InnerSelf - 04.09.2010 at 02:15  
Rating: 7 Almost forgot that Burzum released an album
no place in this year's sensational BM releases
musicalkaratekid - 11.09.2011 at 15:39  
Rating: 8 Didn't think this album was too bad. The only thing i didn't like about this record were the vocals, they just didn't seem effective at all:P
ThunderAxe1989 - 15.05.2012 at 03:36  
Rating: 6 I find this album to be a bit on the boring side, It has like one or two good songs.
"Fallen" is still the best of his post-prison albums by far.
Cronomaster - 19.05.2012 at 23:17  
Rating: 8 Great album, Glemselens elv is my favourite track of Burzum now.
snake? snaaaake! - 04.06.2012 at 02:33  
Rating: 6 I feel like a right bellend for actually paying for this CD.
Neroese - 02.07.2012 at 18:07  
 
Quote:
This album was originally called "Den Hvite Guden", which in English translates to "The White God". But due to the controversy it stirred and as it got interpreted as a racist title, he decided to change it.


Lol. Varg take cares about it?! What the hell? He burn churches and kill a man, and he cares about racism? It's a bit hypocritic.
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.11.2012 at 03:13  
Rating: 7 You know what, I actually like this album.
Slayer666 - 20.11.2012 at 21:43  
Rating: 5
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.11.2012 at 03:13

You know what, I actually like this album.

Not sure if trolling...
Mr. Doctor - 20.11.2012 at 21:53  
Rating: 5
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.11.2012 at 03:13
You know what, I actually like this album.


I don't know who the fuck are you but I think Joe is a cool fella with great taste... So don't fuck with his ratings again, ok?

Seriously... what's wrong with some people.

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