Burzum's musical influence, quality and impact will always be overshadowed, which is understandable but unfortunate. Burzum
is the one-man project of Varg Vikernes, also known as Count Grishnackh. In 1993 he was convicted of the murder of his former Mayhem
bandmate Euronymous. He continued to periodically release music while imprisoned, but Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
remains one of Burzum's finest works. The four songs on the album clock in at over 40 minutes, and are very emotional and powerful. The song structures are relatively simple, but the atmospheric and dissonant tracks make a strong impact.