Count Grishnackh @ Varg Vikernes. Older longhairs may remember this name. Back in the early 90s the hysteria surrounding the Norwegian black metal scene was at its peak after the Count murdered fellow black metal scenester Oystein "Euronymous" Aarseth (from the band Mayhem) & was also convicted of burning down several churches. It catapaulted the Count's band Burzum & the entire fooking black metal scene into the limelight.
Given that this fookers were also neo-Nazis, me didn't want to have anything to do with their music back then. No way was me gonna fuel their deluded Aryan madness by buying their product.
But a few months back, me came across the downloads to Burzum's entire discography. And me thought why the fook not? This was one case of piracy that wasn't gonna hurt anyone, the fooker is still in jail, rite. And lo & behold, me was kinda blown away by the ambient black metal this guy was producing, in particular the album above. Long, drawn out pieces which stretched the buzzsaw guitars with looping keyboards & steady double bass drum assault.
Fer those who like their tunes to sit on the precipice of Mount Extreme, please do take the time out to check this demented arsonist & murderer's output. Me thinks you'll be pleasantly surprised.
To download Burzum's Filosofem, please click here: http://rapidshare.com/files/24725229/Burzum_-_Filosofem__1996_.rar
ps: This posting in no way endorses the views of Burzum nor does it think it okay to commit murder or arson. Its a free fooking download la, fer fook's sake. (Fer sample, check out the amateur vid below).
pps: Story has it the Count managed to escape from prison at one point & was re-arrested with a cache of guns & explosives with which he was planning to start "the end of days" . . . Gila babi . . .