Filosofem (album dei Burzum del 1996)

FILOSOFEM è il quarto album in studio dei Burzum, band composta da un solo elemento ossia Varg Vikernes. Pubblicato nel 1996, periodo in cui il one man band norvegese era già in prigione per l’omicidio di Euronymus, chitarrista dei connazionali Mayhem, ma ultimato prima dell’incarcerazione.

Lo stile è il cosiddetto Black ambient, dalle caratteristiche oscure e capaci di far immaginare gli ambienti proposti, FILOSOFEM inizia con Dunkheleit, da cui fu tratto un video musicale che descrive un decadentismo sonoro e visivo, segue Jesus tod, con dei riff di chitarra molto taglienti, le elaborate Erbicket die tochter des firmaments e la prima metà di Gebrechlichkeit fanno da apripista alla suite dal tema ripetitivo ma mai banale, Rundgang um die transzendentale saule der singularitat. Il secondo segmento di Gebrechlichkeit mette il punto esclamativo ad un lp tanto macabro quanto avvenente.

Un’ora circa di musica ipnotica, FILOSOFEM è una cavalcata lenta e feroce, che la voce urlata e l’uso dei vari strumenti da parte di Vikernes ci descrivono come un Cicerone del lato oscuro.

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