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Release date: 7 March 2011
Style: Black metal

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01. Fra Verdenstreet
02. Jeg Faller
03. Valen
04. Vanvidd
05. Enhver Til Sitt
06. Budstikken
07. Til Hel Og Tilbake Igjen

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Lyrics (7)


Additional info
Official translations:

01. From The World Tree
02. I Am Falling
03. Fallen
04. Madness
05. Each Man To His Own /meaning "Each Man Gets What He Deserves"
06. The Message
07. To Hel And Back Again

Recorded in Grieghallen Studios, November 2010.
Released on Byelobog Productions.
Produced and mixed by Pytten and Burzum.
Mastered by Naweed at Whitfield Mastering, London.
Design and layout by Dan Capp and Burzum.

The picture on the front cover of "Fallen" is a part of a painting, "Élégie" (Eng. "Elegy"), by William Adolphe Bouguereau.

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy

Rating:
5.3
The notorious Count is back with yet another addition to the black metal scene with his first English-titled album, Fallen. And while Varg's post-prison releases are a big deal just for the fact that a murderer's name is attached to the music, the material presented isn't exactly anything stunning. There is definitely something stellar about this album though: the cover art, William Adolphe Bouguereau's very own "Douleur d'amour". Unfortunately, the music doesn't reflect the beauty of the painting.

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published 13.11.2011 | Comments (71)

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Turin Turambar - 10.03.2011 at 21:59  
Rating: 8 Great album!!! for me very very big suprise!!! I dont know why, but when I listen this album reminds me all great black metal stuff (old Darkthrone, old Marduk etc.)
ehm...shock
Bizzaremifo - 13.03.2011 at 17:46  
Rating: 7 I don´t know, but this new album is little bit wierd .. i thing not bad, but wierd, i have to listen it very carrefully several times yet...
wormdrink414 - 20.03.2011 at 09:21  
Rating: 5 <------------------

Surprisingly neuter. I'll get through the third track then have an insuppressible urge to put on one of his other albums. Any of his other albums (excluding the two dark ambient ones).
Mr. Doctor - 20.03.2011 at 11:51  
Rating: 6
Written by wormdrink414 on 20.03.2011 at 09:21

Any of his other albums (excluding the two dark ambient ones).


Even Belus, because I see Fallen as a step forward from the very shitty Belus.
Kenos - 20.03.2011 at 12:41  
  Man... I was clearly WRONG...
wormdrink414 - 20.03.2011 at 20:23  
Rating: 5
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.03.2011 at 11:51

Written by wormdrink414 on 20.03.2011 at 09:21

Any of his other albums (excluding the two dark ambient ones).


Even Belus, because I see Fallen as a step forward from the very shitty Belus.


I kind of like Belus actually, but I'd take any of his pre-Dark Ambient stuff before it too. It suffers from the same lack of... something that Fallen does.
Mr. Doctor - 20.03.2011 at 22:13  
Rating: 6
Written by wormdrink414 on 20.03.2011 at 20:23

I kind of like Belus actually, but I'd take any of his pre-Dark Ambient stuff before it too. Belus suffers from the same lack of... something that Fallen does.


Oh well, we agree to disagree . I wonder if I'm the only one that has the radical idea that Varg should from now on do only clean vocals... His screams aren't on the same level as before... But I really enjoyed the use of clean vocals on both Belus and Fallen, I found it interesting and it sounded quite good together with the music.
wormdrink414 - 20.03.2011 at 22:47  
Rating: 5
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.03.2011 at 22:13

Oh well, we agree to disagree . I wonder if I'm the only one that has the radical idea that Varg should from now on do only clean vocals... His screams aren't on the same level as before... But I really enjoyed the use of clean vocals on both Belus and Fallen, I found it interesting and it sounded quite good together with the music.


I'd definitely like to hear more singing from him.
LeChron James - 23.03.2011 at 02:43  
 
Written by calebSA on 10.03.2011 at 13:16

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Jeg Faller, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm Jeg Faller

I was about to post the same thing. Varg's attempts at singing/humming are awesome hahahaha
Marcus - 23.03.2011 at 08:25  
  Definitely dig the clean vocal styles too, and agree his harsh vocals are much worse than before. All in all it is an enjoyable listen; nothing new or anything but no one expected that to begin with. It's too bad there aren't any terribly slow atmospheric songs on here in the vein of Filosofem; this album seems to go at the same upper-mid pace that gets old.
ForeverDarkWoods - 09.04.2011 at 01:12  
  I have written the review now. I'm not sure if you guys think it warrants a Bella, but I'll let you decide when I post it. Will post as soon as 90 days have passed.
Kenos - 25.04.2011 at 13:23  
  Hvorfor i døden, min venn, og der alene? Hvorfor i glemselens elv du stuper? Hvorfor i mørket, min venn, og der alene, søker du lysets vennlige varme?
Troy Killjoy - 25.04.2011 at 13:33  
 
Written by Guest on 25.04.2011 at 13:23

Hvorfor i døden, min venn, og der alene? Hvorfor i glemselens elv du stuper? Hvorfor i mørket, min venn, og der alene, søker du lysets vennlige varme?

Is that from "Valen"?
Kenos - 25.04.2011 at 13:42  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.04.2011 at 13:33

Written by Guest on 25.04.2011 at 13:23

Hvorfor i døden, min venn, og der alene? Hvorfor i glemselens elv du stuper? Hvorfor i mørket, min venn, og der alene, søker du lysets vennlige varme?

Is that from "Valen"?


Correct
Diablos - 28.04.2011 at 01:07  
  Just heard "Jeg Faller" for the first time. Reminds me of Techno. extremely repeating. sounds good the first time and you get tired to it after 5 listens i guess.
ForeverDarkWoods - 22.05.2011 at 16:06  
  Posted review now. See if it gets accepted.
Litany666 - 10.06.2011 at 09:59  
  Another Fine album ! I never get tired listening this one
JD - 16.10.2011 at 16:35  
Rating: 8 This album really grew on me, I didn't expect that, to be honest.
musicalkaratekid - 24.10.2011 at 01:07  
Rating: 8 Not a bad album, but the intro (Fra Verdenstreet) and the outro (Til Hel Og Tilbake Igjen) are really weird. I think they seem very out of place considering the songs in between:P
Oriax - 06.12.2011 at 12:07  
Rating: 6
Written by Guest on 02.04.2011 at 00:44

The overall feeling of the album is captivating; it flows quite naturally. Usually guitar and drums are played with only tiny musical variations whilst cycling melodies, riffings and comps. Once in a while bass guitar coats a section, leaving the guitar a bit more in the background, and fills the open space wonderfully with its primitive menacing sound. Varg's spoken parts almost float out of the speakers and fit in brilliantly. Also, I have to give a bonus for the 'werewolf' madness in "Vanvidd".


Totally agree with you! Instrumentally it was good, the vocals were a bit of a let down sometimes, yet in Vanvidd it was crazy the 1st time i heard it
The last time I listend to Burzum was his Hvis Lyset Tar Oss album and it seems the Count has lost some of his trademark screetching howls that sounds like a Wraith on cocaine as he used before his incarceration.
NocturnalStalker - 14.01.2012 at 16:42  
Rating: 9 I really like this album. I enjoyed listening to "Belus", and "Fallen" seems to be continuation of the Varg's stride in the same direction. I like the prominent bass, Varg's humming and singing (that "Jeg faller" part is too catchy, though - it's hard to get it out of my head ) and the distinctive guitar sound and melodies. All in all, despite 2011 offering us a rich harvest of black metal releases, this one is my favourite.
Cuca Beludo - 18.02.2012 at 16:23  
  Great album. "Valen" is the best track here
Ressurection - 22.04.2012 at 19:02  
Rating: 10 A masterpiece for me .. Valen was the highlight .. one of the best songs ive heard this decade .. seriously
ThunderAxe1989 - 14.05.2012 at 04:37  
Rating: 7 This album is pretty good! Obviously not as great as the classic Burzum releases, but still a great listen, still maintaining that dark atmosphere that Burzum fans love.

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