Hliðskjálf (album)

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Studio album by
Released12 April 1999
Recorded1998 Tønsberg, Norway
GenreDark ambient, neofolk
ProducerVarg Vikernes
Burzum chronology
Dauði Baldrs
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Hliðskjálf is the sixth album by Norwegian solo artist Burzum. This album was the second to be recorded by Varg Vikernes while he was imprisoned for murder and arson and also Burzum's second ambient album. Dauði Baldrs and Hliðskjálf were created with synthesized instruments as he was not allowed any other instruments while being imprisoned. For this album Vikernes was allowed to have the keyboard and recording device for only one week.[2] The first pressing of its vinyl format release was pressed on a shiny burnished color reminiscent of gold, instead of the standard black color vinyl record.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Varg Vikernes.

1."Tuistos Herz" ("Tuisto's Heart")6:13
2."Der Tod Wuotans" ("The Death of Wotan")6:43
3."Ansuzgardaraiwô" ("Warriors of Ansuzgarda")4:28
4."Die Liebe Nerþus'" ("The Love of Nerthus")2:14
5."Frijôs einsames Trauern" ("Frijo's Lonely Mourning")6:15
6."Einfühlungsvermögen" ("The Power of Empathy")3:55
7."Frijôs goldene Tränen" ("Frijo's Golden Tears")2:38
8."Der weinende Hadnur" ("The Weeping Hadnur")1:16
Total length:33:42



The additional art in the booklet is taken mainly from silent films. For example, the image for "Frijôs goldene Tränen" is taken from F.W. Murnau's Faust.


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Hliðskjálf [Remastered; Not Released] - Burzum". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  2. ^ "About how I recorded the Burzum albums". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-10-12.

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