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Release date: 21 May 2012
Style: Black metal

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01. Blóðstokkinn
02. Jóln
03. Alfadanz
04. Hit Helga Tré
05. Æra
06. Heiðr
07. Valgaldr
08. Galgviðr
09. Surtr Sunnan
10. Gullaldr
11. Níðhöggr

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (11)


Additional info
Official translations:

Umskiptar => Metamorphoses

01. Soaked In Blood
02. Deities
03. Elven Dance
04. The Sacred Tree
05. Honour
06. Esteem
07. Song Of The Fallen
08. Gallow Forest
09. Black From The South
10. Golden Age
11. Attack From Below

The lyrics on "Umskiptar" are all taken from a Norse poem, Völuspá.

Recorded in Grieghallen Studio in Bergen in September 2011.
Produced and mixed by Pytten, Davide Bertolini and Burzum.
Mastered by Naweed at Whitfield Mastering, London.

Front cover painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo.

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy

Rating:
3.0
Imagine this: During a weekend away from home, you decided to hit up as many fast food restaurants as humanly possible. But not just the major chains. You also make stops at all the small franchised take-out places that put the Triple Whopper to shame. You keep consuming and consuming until your stomach feels like it's been filled with bricks...

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published 11.05.2012 | Comments (160)

Guest review by
ManiacBlasphemer

Rating:
8.2
Another year passes, another Burzum album is released. Since Varg Vikernes, the most controversial Norwegian figure, has been released on probation from jail, he managed to put a new album every year and 2012, the year when the Mayan "apocalypse" is supposed to take place, is no exception.

I do not know what Varg has been doing in jail. For 11 years he hasn't released a new record and in 2010 we get Belus and one year later Fallen. What can we say about Umskiptar? A new direction? Maybe, but not quite. Is it good or not? Depends on the individual. Since this is my own review I have to admit that when I listened to it first, I wasn't impressed but after a couple of auditions, I get that even Varg tries to take a step towards innovation.

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published 27.10.2012 | Comments (2)

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Mr. Doctor - 21.01.2012 at 15:11  
Rating: 5 Love the artwork...................... No idea for the music. But if Fallen was a step (small but significant) in the right direction compared to Belus... Hopefully he will improve again.
Kenos - 21.01.2012 at 15:20  
  What what what what WHAT?!?! New album already?!

OMFG over one hour of music... Cant' wait!
Mr. Doctor - 21.01.2012 at 15:23  
Rating: 5
Written by Guest on 21.01.2012 at 15:20
What what what what WHAT?!?! New album already?!


Seems like he's getting into the "one album per year" thing... I don't mind. He's still far away some other projects that go far more insane in terms of amount of stuff in a year.
I'm mindly interested... I hope it'll be another improvement.
Kenos - 21.01.2012 at 16:23  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.01.2012 at 15:23

Written by Guest on 21.01.2012 at 15:20
What what what what WHAT?!?! New album already?!


Seems like he's getting into the "one album per year" thing... I don't mind. He's still far away some other projects that go far more insane in terms of amount of stuff in a year.
I'm mindly interested... I hope it'll be another improvement.


Don't forget that after "Hliðskjálf" he didn't release anything for eleven years... Who knows how many songs/albums he wrote during that time!
Mr. Doctor - 21.01.2012 at 16:38  
Rating: 5
Written by Guest on 21.01.2012 at 16:23
Don't forget that after "Hliðskjálf" he didn't release anything for eleven years... Who knows how many songs/albums he wrote during that time!


I doubt he wrote anything during his prison time at all besides the ambient albums, he didn't get access to any instruments besides a keyboard or something as far as I'm concerned. H
Vombatus - 21.01.2012 at 16:48  
Rating: 4 Looking forward, doesn't matter if Belus or Fallen style, both a good... a Fallen style with 2 or 3 long atmospheric tracks like on Belus would be best.

An album a year is too much... but he doesn't tour and probably lives out of his music and his writings, so it's a bit logical I guess.
Marcus - 21.01.2012 at 18:19  
  Not really sure how I feel about this one. On one hand there were elements on Fallen that I really liked, but on the other hand all of his post-prison work has been a far cry from his earlier material. Not really gonna get myself too excited for this.
Mr. Doctor - 21.01.2012 at 18:26  
Rating: 5
Written by Marcus on 21.01.2012 at 18:19

On one hand there were elements on Fallen that I really liked, but on the other hand all of his post-prison work has been a far cry from his earlier material.


Pretty much my feeling of Burzum latest two albums.
reinka0s - 23.01.2012 at 12:56  
  CANT FUCKING WAIT!!!
Boxcar Willy - 07.02.2012 at 03:15  
Rating: 5 Most likey will pass on this one...
Grimskallen - 11.02.2012 at 12:16  
  He did have a lot of time to write/think/plan in jail, still this is a bit too fast in my opinion. I get the feeling the records are rushed. Suppose he's cashing in to pay for his church burnings.
Cuca Beludo - 18.02.2012 at 16:31  
  Will this be like "Fallen"? The previous album was quite good.
John Shock - 19.02.2012 at 05:35  
  Never listen to an entire Burzum album, this could be a chance to try it...
Mr. Doctor - 19.02.2012 at 16:44  
Rating: 5
Written by John Shock on 19.02.2012 at 05:35

Never listen to an entire Burzum album, this could be a chance to try it...


Well, I personally think you should listen to the more classic material like Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (which imo is his best work) instead of trying an album of a band that these days is sadly past his prime.... Just saying.

Unless you tried that already and didn't like it...
John Shock - 20.02.2012 at 19:14  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 19.02.2012 at 16:44

Written by John Shock on 19.02.2012 at 05:35

Never listen to an entire Burzum album, this could be a chance to try it...


Well, I personally think you should listen to the more classic material like Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (which imo is his best work) instead of trying an album of a band that these days is sadly past his prime.... Just saying.

Unless you tried that already and didn't like it...

Didn't tried none...
Kenos - 12.03.2012 at 23:18  
  Why the different cover artwork?
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.03.2012 at 23:35  
Rating: 6 I think it's about time for some anagrams on the album's title.
Troy Killjoy - 13.03.2012 at 00:20  
  LOL just kill someone again. Fuck.
Dargor - 20.03.2012 at 15:43  
  I might be late on the news but, the cover art has changed? I wonder why, I preferred the other one with the tree.
strade - 31.03.2012 at 07:56  
  Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'm liking this. A lot.

By the way, this has to be one of the earliest leaks ever...
!J.O.O.E.! - 31.03.2012 at 18:28  
Rating: 6 About halfway through and I swear he's using the same progressions on every song... unsurprisingly quite repetitive and overlong so far. I like the sound in general but it's too plodding and samey in the song writing department.

Meh, couldn't finish it.

5/10.
Kenos - 31.03.2012 at 19:43  
  I just... Love it.
But my opinion is incredibly biased and doesn't matter at all.
Troy Killjoy - 02.04.2012 at 18:41  
  My god this is fuckin' boring. And with the new promo shots of himself, Varg finally looks as ridiculous as he sounds.

What a pathetic attempt at anything. Tanner, I'm pretty sure you outperformed The Count.
Slayer666 - 03.04.2012 at 17:54  
  Is this really that bad, or is all the slander of this album just a part of some prank/joke? (seeing as how the official release date is well over a month away)
Mr. Doctor - 03.04.2012 at 18:11  
Rating: 5
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.03.2012 at 23:35

I think it's about time for some anagrams on the album's title.


You don't need to do that. The word itself has "skip" right in the middle.

No coincidence, my friend.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.04.2012 at 18:15  
Rating: 6
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.04.2012 at 18:11


You don't need to do that. The word itself has "skip" right in the middle.

No coincidence, my friend.

Lulz, well played.
Troy Killjoy - 03.04.2012 at 21:59  
 
Written by Slayer666 on 03.04.2012 at 17:54
Is this really that bad, or is all the slander of this album just a part of some prank/joke?

I'm not sure how official this leak is, but I have a review ready to publish already. I'm just waiting closer to the date to see if perhaps something more legitimate comes out, because this album is a straight-up fucking joke.
Boxcar Willy - 03.04.2012 at 22:01  
Rating: 5
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.04.2012 at 21:59

Written by Slayer666 on 03.04.2012 at 17:54
Is this really that bad, or is all the slander of this album just a part of some prank/joke?

I'm not sure how official this leak is, but I have a review ready to publish already. I'm just waiting closer to the date to see if perhaps something more legitimate comes out, because this album is a straight-up fucking joke.

I can't wait to read that
Mr. Doctor - 03.04.2012 at 22:03  
Rating: 5
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.04.2012 at 21:59

Written by Slayer666 on 03.04.2012 at 17:54
Is this really that bad, or is all the slander of this album just a part of some prank/joke?

I'm not sure how official this leak is, but I have a review ready to publish already. I'm just waiting closer to the date to see if perhaps something more legitimate comes out, because this album is a straight-up fucking joke.


Yeah, do that. I havent found any leak except youtube stuff (probably because I'm too lazy to find anything) but it's always better to hear something more legit.

Going to check it out right now btw.
Troy Killjoy - 03.04.2012 at 22:07  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.04.2012 at 22:03
I havent found any leak except youtube stuff...

It's pretty much leaked everywhere. Leaks just don't stream (unless the label/band decides to stream it and release it earlier than initially planned), so you aren't going to get any zines or Bandcamp/SoundCloud/etc. links that have more than a few previews or whatever.

In any case, I'm still withholding. But the day this thing's officially released and I find out it's the same shit I listened to a month prior... I don't even know.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.04.2012 at 22:11  
Rating: 6
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.04.2012 at 22:03


Yeah, do that. I havent found any leak except youtube stuff (probably because I'm too lazy to find anything) but it's always better to hear something more legit.

Going to check it out right now btw.

Anything as well known as Burzum will always appear on torrents. You should check there first.
Mr. Doctor - 03.04.2012 at 22:16  
Rating: 5
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.04.2012 at 22:11
You should check there first.


Too lazy, I'm youtubing the album now. I'll post my opinion later. I'm on the third track.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.04.2012 at 22:17  
Rating: 6
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.04.2012 at 22:16


Too lazy, I'm youtubing the album now. I'll post my opinion later. I'm on the third track.

If you've heard 3 tracks then you've pretty much heard the whole album ;]
Mr. Doctor - 03.04.2012 at 22:23  
Rating: 5
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.04.2012 at 22:17
If you've heard 3 tracks then you've pretty much heard the whole album ;]

My OCD when it comes to listening to entire albums doesn't allow me to do that
Boxcar Willy - 03.04.2012 at 22:25  
Rating: 5
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.04.2012 at 22:23

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.04.2012 at 22:17
If you've heard 3 tracks then you've pretty much heard the whole album ;]

My OCD when it comes to listening to entire albums doesn't allow me to do that

I'm the other way around, It's hard for me to listen to an entire album.
Mr. Doctor - 03.04.2012 at 22:28  
Rating: 5
Written by Boxcar Willy on 03.04.2012 at 22:25
I'm the other way around, It's hard for me to listen to an entire album.


I feel so sorry for you Albums are pointless when they aren't listened in its entirety.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.04.2012 at 22:30  
Rating: 6
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.04.2012 at 22:28


I feel so sorry for you Albums are pointless when they aren't listened in its entirety.

For reviewing purposes I agree with you but not every album has a collection of great songs worth listening to. Sometimes only a handful of songs standout. For the most part I listen to every album in it's entirely but there are some that I cherry pick one of more songs off.
Mr. Doctor - 03.04.2012 at 22:31  
Rating: 5
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.04.2012 at 22:30

For reviewing purposes I agree with you but not every album has a collection of great songs worth listening to. Sometimes only a handful of songs standout. For the most part I listen to every album in it's entirely but there are some that I cherry pick one of more songs off.


Depends on the genre off course. I can give or take easily a couple of tracks of certain genres but I think the more extreme the genre the more it's necessary to see the whole picture. but overall... If I want an opinion, I listen to the whole thing... It's part of a concept, not matter how "normal" the music is.
Marcel Hubregtse - 03.04.2012 at 22:32  
Rating: 4
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.04.2012 at 22:28

I feel so sorry for you Albums are pointless when they aren't listened in its entirety.


+1,000,000,000
Troy Killjoy - 03.04.2012 at 22:56  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.04.2012 at 22:17
If you've heard 3 tracks then you've pretty much heard the whole album ;]

I would even drop that number to two.
Mr. Doctor - 04.04.2012 at 00:07  
Rating: 5 I've heard the entire album. So...
WAY TOO LONG. Just by taking 25 mins the album would have been better but that doesn't say much.
I thought it was going to be way worse considering Troy and Joe's comments.... but nah. If it was 40 min it could have been a 6 or at the very most a very very light 7... But nah, 5 it is. Could have been less shitty but nah... he wanted it to be fucking long. I found Fallen to be a step up after the shitty Belus... but now we're back with the shittyness.

Varg... Just stop.
Troy Killjoy - 05.04.2012 at 22:03  
 
Written by Guest on 05.04.2012 at 22:00
Varg had an Amiga 500. There was a leak. more secrets

I still refuse to believe it. Surely he didn't release something this bad.
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.04.2012 at 22:15  
Rating: 4 Hahahahahaha the revisionist to end all revisionists is back.

Kristian was a brain dead moron and always will be one...
Mr. Doctor - 05.04.2012 at 23:23  
Rating: 5
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.04.2012 at 22:15

Hahahahahaha the revisionist to end all revisionists is back.

Kristian was a brain dead moron and always will be one...


That... or he was two days late (considering the date of the post) hahahahahahhaha. I bet both
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.04.2012 at 22:37  
Rating: 6
Written by Guest on 25.04.2012 at 22:35

Draggy... with some good moments. Out of Burzum's discography this one beats only Hliðskjálf, and that's only by an inch.

How on Earth someone can find Hliðskjálf better than Dauði Baldrs is beyond me.

Wait, I mean the other way around. Switch names there, I can't be arsed to c + p
Troy Killjoy - 25.04.2012 at 22:41  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.04.2012 at 22:37
Wait, I mean the other way around.

I saw this before the edit and I was like... Joe, wtf.

Glad you fixed it.
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.04.2012 at 22:41  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.04.2012 at 22:41

I saw this before the edit and I was like... Joe, wtf.

Glad you fixed it.

Yeah that could have been embarrassing for a moment there...
Troy Killjoy - 25.04.2012 at 22:43  
  Hurry the fuck up already and either officially release this early or someone fast forward a couple weeks so I can post this goddamn review.
Mr. Doctor - 25.04.2012 at 23:10  
Rating: 5
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.04.2012 at 22:43

Hurry the fuck up already and either officially release this early or someone fast forward a couple weeks so I can post this goddamn review.


Why so impatient? You'll get to post your fanboyism soon, don't worry.
Troy Killjoy - 25.04.2012 at 23:11  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 25.04.2012 at 23:10
You'll get to post your fanboyism soon, don't worry.

Haaaa you're a funny one Roddy.

I want the world to know my pain suffered at the hands of this piece of shit.

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