i get this opinion sure. And of course everyone agree's he's a complete ignorant dickhead for lack of a better phrase. But to be honest Mr.Burzum's last few records have all been self-indulgent and pretty much plain boring.Nightbird wrote:I see a couple of people listen to Burzum. While I would say he is not without musical talent, as a human being, I find him despicable.
For me, my love of Burzum is for his early work like it is with most people. There's no denying that Aske, Det Som Engang Var, Filosofem, basically all his output before the year 2000 are some great black metal records. I don't feel a sense of guilt listening to an old Burzum record from say 1993 - I think back then the music was basically 'viking metal' to me. Much of the lyrical content in those records is just old Norse Mythology / Paganism.
Nowadays though sure - the guy is nothing more than a self-obsorbed ignorant racist, but i still love his old music. To me there's no other Black Metal records that really come close to capturing that vibe so perfectly.