The Ways of Yore
|The Ways of Yore|
|Studio album by Burzum|
|Released||June 2, 2014|
The Ways of Yore is the eleventh and final studio album by Norwegian musical project Burzum, released on 2 June 2014 by sole member Varg Vikernes' label Byelobog Productions. The album retains the ambient and medieval music sound Vikernes started with Burzum's previous album, Sôl austan, Mâni vestan, albeit introducing vocals.
Varg Vikernes said of The Ways of Yore on Burzum's official website: "The Ways of Yore is my first step towards something new, which at the same time is as old as the roots of Europe. With The Ways of Yore I try to transport the listener to the days of yore, to make them feel the past, that is still alive in their own blood".
The songs "Emptiness" and "To Hel and Back Again" are re-recorded versions of the songs "Tomhet" (from Burzum's 1994 album Hvis lyset tar oss) and "Til Hel og tilbake igjen" (from Fallen), respectively.
On the album, AllMusic wrote: "The album's inherent gloom comes not from the burning hatred and isolation that fueled earlier Burzum albums, but conveys the same intensity through its use of chant and traditional instruments of early Norwegian folk music, which wrap around Vikernes' signature use of ambient electronics to create a truly inspired web of harrowing sound."
All tracks written by Varg Vikernes.
|1.||"God from the Machine"||1:40|
|4.||"The Lady in the Lake"||4:39|
|5.||"The Coming of Ettins"||4:36|
|6.||"The Reckoning of Man"||7:56|
|8.||"The Ways of Yore"||6:11|
|9.||"Ek Fellr" (Old Norse for "I Am Falling")||2:54|
|10.||"Hall of the Fallen"||5:06|
|13.||"To Hel and Back Again"||10:44|
- Varg Vikernes – all instruments, vocals
- Dan Capp – design, layout