Norway's Burzum have returned with a new recording which continues showing him moving away from his black metal style and bringing in more of a mixture of dark ambient, dungeon synth, electronic and folk music and this is a review of his 2020 double album "Thulean Mysteries" which will be released in March by Byelobog Productions.
Dark ambient style synths start off the album and are also a very huge part of the recording as well as using a variety of many different sounding keys while a great portion of the tracks are instrumentals. Some of the tracks are also very short in length along with the music also adding in a great amount of dungeon synth elements.
Programmed beats are also added on some of the tracks while folk instruments are added on some of the tracks. One song also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording along with the songs also adding in a good amount of variety and also differing from each other and at times the music also captures the atmosphere of a fantasy movie soundtrack.
One track also adds in some tribal percussion and ritualistic chants and spoken word parts as well as one track also introducing clean pagan vocals onto the album, At times the music also captures a very medieval and dark ages atmosphere and as the album progresses there are also a few songs that are very long and epic in length, elements of electronic music are also added into certain sections of the recording. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover Norse Paganism, Thule and Fantasy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Burzum and if you are a fan of his dark ambient and dungeon synth material as well as neo-folk and electronic music, you should check out this double album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Thulean Perspective" "The Lord Of The Dwarves" "The Road To Hel" and "The Loss Of Thule". 8 out of 10.
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