Burzum - Umskiptar CD
Burzum is a constantly evolving band that reminds us all that music is, in its purest form, highly self indulging and that it is the expression of an individual. Varg Vikernes has not made "another Burzum album" with 'Umskiptar'. Rather, he has spoken what's truly on his mind. It seems that people were expecting 'Umskiptar' to continue in the style of the previous album, 'Fallen' with its folk influenced black metal. Instead, Vikernes adopts a far more brooding, melancholic vibe which is effectively used throughout the work. This will undoubtedly be very alienating to much of Burzum's fan base. Yet, the more open-minded fans will probably respect this for the fearless musical stand that it is.