Burzum - Umskiptar


6.4 | 165 votes |
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

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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21.01.2012 - 15:11
Mr. Doctor
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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.
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21.01.2012 - 15:20
Kenos
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What what what what WHAT?!?! New album already?!

OMFG over one hour of music... Cant' wait!
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21.01.2012 - 15:23
Mr. Doctor
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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.
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21.01.2012 - 16:23
Kenos
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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!
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21.01.2012 - 16:38
Mr. Doctor
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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
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21.01.2012 - 16:48
Vombatus
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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.
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21.01.2012 - 18:19
Marcus
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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.
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21.01.2012 - 18:26
Mr. Doctor
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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.
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07.02.2012 - 03:15
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
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Most likey will pass on this one...
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11.02.2012 - 12:16
Skøllgrim
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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.
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18.02.2012 - 16:31
Cuca Beludo
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Will this be like "Fallen"? The previous album was quite good.
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19.02.2012 - 05:35
John Shock

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Never listen to an entire Burzum album, this could be a chance to try it...
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19.02.2012 - 16:44
Mr. Doctor
Skandino

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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...
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20.02.2012 - 19:14
John Shock

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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...
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12.03.2012 - 23:18
Kenos
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Why the different cover artwork?
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12.03.2012 - 23:35
!J.O.O.E.!
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I think it's about time for some anagrams on the album's title.
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13.03.2012 - 00:20
Troy Killjoy
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LOL just kill someone again. Fuck.
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20.03.2012 - 15:43
Dargor

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From: Canada

I might be late on the news but, the cover art has changed? I wonder why, I preferred the other one with the tree.
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31.03.2012 - 07:56
strade

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From: USA

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...
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31.03.2012 - 18:28
!J.O.O.E.!
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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.
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31.03.2012 - 19:43
Kenos
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I just... Love it.
But my opinion is incredibly biased and doesn't matter at all.
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02.04.2012 - 18:41
Troy Killjoy
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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.
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03.04.2012 - 17:54
Slayer666

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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)
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03.04.2012 - 18:11
Mr. Doctor
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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.
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03.04.2012 - 18:15
!J.O.O.E.!
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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.
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03.04.2012 - 21:59
Troy Killjoy
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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.
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03.04.2012 - 22:01
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Boxcar Willy
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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
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03.04.2012 - 22:03
Mr. Doctor
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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.
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03.04.2012 - 22:07
Troy Killjoy
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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.
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03.04.2012 - 22:11
!J.O.O.E.!
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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.
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