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YMMV: Burzum

  • Affably Evil: He's friendly, polite and reasonable in most of his interviews, but keep in mind he's a white nationalist who killed a guy and burned down four churches.
  • Creepy Awesome: Despite being a fascist, homophobic, murderous psycho, he has a pretty sweet Metal Scream, he's a multi-instrumentalist and was once really really hot.
  • Draco in Leather Pants - Some people believe he killed Euronymous in self-defense (as Varg himself claims).
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Of Black Metal, as he managed to be acclaimed even by the mainstream and eschew the "Its Popular, so It Sucks" tendencies of most black metal fans.
  • Epic Riff: Like his...bandmate, Euronymous, Varg's guitar prowess is as indisputable as his character is.
  • I Liked It Better When It Sucked: Sort of. In 2011 Varg released From The Depths of Darkness, an album featuring re-recorded versions of his favourite tracks from the first two albums with more professional musicianship and production. Critics and fans alike reacted less then favourably - the consensus was that the raw performances and shoddy production on the original versions of the tracks in question was a large part of their charm.
  • Memetic Mutation - From the song "War":
    "This is war... huh... wow."
    • Note that this is probably a Mondegreen; it's generally agreed that Varg is actually saying, "This is war" (or "This is for her, war"). But with his strong Norwegian accent, it's hard to tell for certain.
    • Also, the Burzum parody project Bumzur basically exists to create Burzum memes.
    • Hell, Varg himself is a meme.
  • Narm - See Memetic Mutation above (with regards to the song "War").
    • Also applies to his style of screaming in general, although YMMV. Some find it to be quite frightening.

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