Burzum "Umskiptar" 2012
Blóđstokkinn Soaked in Blood
Alfadanz Elven Dance
Hit helga Tré The sacred Tree
Valgaldr Song of the Fallen
Galgviđr Gallow Forest
Surtr Sunnan Black from the South
Gullaldr Golden Age
Níđhöggr Attack from Below
The lyrics on "Umskiptar" are all taken from a Norse poem, Völuspá. For an English translation of the lyrics see the book "Sorcery And Religion In Ancient Scandinavia".
"The "Umskiptar" album is also a return-to-the-roots album for me, with a strong focus on atmosphere and wholeness rather than anything else. The vocals on this one however are more important than on any other album, with a total of 66 stanzas, some of them even repeated a few times, making up the lyrics of the album. The vocals are very important for the special atmosphere and are more important than on any other Burzum album, and more varied too – and as honest as it gets".
The concept of the album is "Umskiptar" (English = "Metamorphoses"), a deeply rooted European (i.e. Pagan) Stoic concept of changes. This concept was chosen in a world heading for a new Ice Age, and can therefore also be seen as critique of all the popular political movements of our age of lies". (V.V.)