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Umskiptar (Byelobog)

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Burzum

Umskiptar (Byelobog)

Homicidal intolerant Christian "Varg" Vikernes hacks up his third black metal platter since serving a 21-year "life" sentence in his native Norway for murdering Mayhem guitarist Euronymous in 1993. Adapting Icelandic creation/destruction poem Völuspá, Umskiptar falls to the law of diminishing returns following 2010's Belus (****) and The Fallen (***) a year later. He sounds so ... reasonable in a Scandinavian spoken-word intro to "Heidr," whose riff skins the connective tissue between all three discs, yet for all we know he's ordering us to the showers. **

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