Shining - VII - Född Förlorare



8.1 | 166 votes |
Release date: 25 May 2011
Style: Progressive black metal

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01. Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel
02. Tiden Läker Inga Sår [feat. Erik Danielsson]
03. Människa O'Avskyvärda Människa [feat. Christopher Amott]
04. Tillsammans Är Vi Allt [feat. Håkan Hemlin]
05. I Nattens Timma [Landberk cover] [feat. Peter Bjärgö]
06. FFF

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Translations:

01. Despair, My Heritage
02. Time Heals No Wounds
03. Man, Oh Despicable Man
04. Together We Are Everything
05. In The Hour Of Night

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten
Rating:
8.5
Rejoice, oh desolate ones! Niklas Kvarforth and the rest of the self-destructive mentally disordered vehicle named Shining, along with some guests, are back with their seventh rope around your neck. Född Förlorare (=Born Loser - hence the cover of human remains waiting for nothing at the end of the street) its name and as you might have already guessed, it's the natural continuation of Klagopsalmer.

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published 05.06.2011 | Comments (18)

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I'm sorry, that's not enough for you? Because I didn't really think I needed another reason. It's Shining, it's Kvarforth, it's fucked up and you're fucked up whether or not you like it so join the party and get fucked. Fuck.

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30.05.2011 - 16:30
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2011 at 11:15

Damn, this one is even more underwhelming than VI. Shame. Where has the atmosphere gone?


I haven't checked out VI at all so you can imagine the chock I got from listening to this album since V was the last stuff I ever heard from Shining.
Really dissapointing, It sounds fake.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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30.05.2011 - 17:01
Daydream Nation
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It seems like this is getting VERY mixed reviews. Sounds like one I must listen to.
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31.05.2011 - 18:54
Tetravirulence
Tis my introduction to Shining and looks like i will be digging this quite a while
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06.06.2011 - 04:06
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 30.05.2011 at 17:01

It seems like this is getting VERY mixed reviews. Sounds like one I must listen to.

Indeed. Some hate it, some love it - fans and newcomers alike. Gotta love differing tastes.
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10.07.2011 - 18:42
Rating: 8
Destructo
As the first Shining album that I have heard, I must say I definitely like this band and look forward to hearing their previous work. Now if only I could understand Swedish !!
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29.09.2011 - 07:35
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Mr. Doctor on 30.05.2011 at 16:30
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I remember you were theorizing what FFF stood for.

I think I discovered the answer.

Maybe now you'll appreciate this album a little more.
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07.10.2011 - 15:34
zero
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 29.05.2011 at 16:53

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2011 at 11:15

Damn, this one is even more underwhelming than VI. Shame. Where has the atmosphere gone?

Shining haven't had atmosphere since III if you ask me.


come on... V has the best athmospheres.
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07.10.2011 - 15:38
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by zero on 07.10.2011 at 15:34



come on... V has the best athmospheres.

I could stretch to IV but V was the start of a major downfall where this band, and my tastes, are concerned.
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07.10.2011 - 16:05
zero
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 07.10.2011 at 15:38

Written by zero on 07.10.2011 at 15:34



come on... V has the best athmospheres.

I could stretch to IV but V was the start of a major downfall where this band, and my tastes, are concerned.


The proof that tastes are so different: V is the beginning of the best part of Shining. I agree BM fans got disapointed. I'm also a prog/jazz/avantgarde fan so it was a nice surprise. I listen to a lot of BM though
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23.11.2011 - 13:16
Kenos
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Has drastically lost points, for me. Initially I gave it something like a 9 or a 10, then 7-8; now I find it a bit fake, at times even awkward, and overall too polished and inexpressive. I usually change my mind about an album after one year or more since the first listens, but this one has aged miserably after just a handful of months. Pity.
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23.11.2011 - 21:22
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 23.11.2011 at 13:16
Has drastically lost points, for me. Initially I gave it something like a 9 or a 10, then 7-8; now I find it a bit fake, at times even awkward, and overall too polished and inexpressive. I usually change my mind about an album after one year or more since the first listens, but this one has aged miserably after just a handful of months. Pity.

Admittedly my score dropped as well - from a high 8 to a low 8 so it wasn't really drastic, but it's just that as more and more albums were released it didn't stand up to them. I still like the album for all it is, but this year just has a few more releases that push it further down the charts.
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01.12.2011 - 17:34
Rating: 10
lord artan
Great album i love it
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07.01.2012 - 18:17
Rating: 8
Fade To Black
I have to say this is the best Opeth release of the year.
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16.01.2012 - 11:48
Rating: 9
EdguyAsFuck
I'm not getting the mixed response here, I think this is some excellent stuff. I love the Opeth-esque acoustic breaks with the clean vocals, and the riffs are absolutely killer. The Nordman singer's parts on Tillsammans Är Vi Allt are awesome, and I love the solo piano song. Kvarforth may be somewhat of an asshat, but I have to admit, he's a genius metal songwriter
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13.03.2012 - 23:39
Rating: 7
Czerny Reiter
My first taster of Shining. I quite like the album but it flags terribly at times, leading me to believe that the man can do much better. The first track is a definite standout, though.
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13.03.2012 - 23:53
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Czerny Reiter on 13.03.2012 at 23:39
My first taster of Shining...the man can do much better. The first track is a definite standout, though.

You should listen to their entire catalog. But III - V is their optimum release period.

Agreed on the first track, too. I really enjoyed this album but I would have loved it even more had the rest of the album lived up to the opener.
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14.03.2012 - 00:48
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Czerny Reiter on 13.03.2012 at 23:39
My first taster of Shining...the man can do much better. The first track is a definite standout, though.

Written by Troy Killjoy on 13.03.2012 at 23:53
Agreed on the first track, too. I really enjoyed this album but I would have loved it even more had the rest of the album lived up to the opener.


You have my word that if all the songs were of the quality of the first one... I would have given this album at least a low 8. I really REALLY like that song which stops me from actually hating this album. Even the clean vocals from the first track weren't used again (or if they did use them... They totally lack the punch).

Like Troy said: III, IV and V... their best albums imo.

Written by zero on 07.10.2011 at 16:05

The proof that tastes are so different: V is the beginning of the best part of Shining. I agree BM fans got disapointed. I'm also a prog/jazz/avantgarde fan so it was a nice surprise. I listen to a lot of BM though


Heh, if V was the beginning of the best part of Shining... it was a short ride indeed. I love V but all of a sudden Shining sucked after that album. The fair amount of taste I have for prog/jazz/avantgarde didn't help at all with this album as I didn't see so many elements of those... Maybe some prog and jazz but definitely nothing avantgarde here to these ears.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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31.05.2012 - 23:12
Rating: 10
Neiluria
I don't like Kvarforth, but shit, this album is beautiful, the best of shining for me. A perfect album!
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22.10.2012 - 00:13
Rating: 10
Korah
Written by Neiluria on 31.05.2012 at 23:12

I don't like Kvarforth, but shit, this album is beautiful, the best of shining for me. A perfect album!


You said it! I'm totally agree with you.
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