(©Varg Vikernes 1992)

I en moerk skog med kalde tjern
Et sted hvor Herren av verdens
ild ikke rekker
I det moerkeste I den store
av natten – av tid
Og de samlet seg
og ble doedens hus
Barn av tidens krefter
Barn av den mektiges soenner

Vi staar I en sirkel av svart

While the form of its title betrays Tolkien's influence, the content of this song does not refer to Middle-earth. According to Varg Vikernes, '"En ring til aa hersk" ("One Ring to Rule") talks about Germanic people and Draupnir, the ring of Odin (Lords of Chaos p. 152).' However, it should be noted that Varg associates Odin with Tolkien's Sauron: 'There's a lot of Norse mythology in Tolkien. We were drawn to Sauron and his lot, and not the hobbits, those stupid little dwarves. I hate dwarves and elves. The elves are fair, but typically Jewish—arrogant, saying, "We are the chosen ones." So I don't like them. But you have Barad-dur, the tower of Sauron and you have Hlidskjalf, the tower of Odin; you have Sauron's all seeing eye, and then Odin's one eye; the ring of power, and Odin's ring Draupnir; the trolls are like typical Berserks, big huge guys who went berserk, and the Uruk-Hai are like the Ulfhethnar, the wolfcoats. This wolf element is typically heathen. So I sympathize with Sauron. That's partly why I became interested in occultism, because it was a so-called "dark" thing. I was drawn to Sauron, who was supposedly "dark and evil," so I realized there had to be connection. That's the reason I liked the book in the first place, because of the veil of hidden mythology (Lords of Chaos p. 150).'

Other Recordings
Visions - A Tribute to Burzum (comp-CD 2002) [cover by SCHIZOID]