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Release date: 26 October 2012
Style: Progressive black metal

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8.1 | 122 votes

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01. Du, Mitt Konstverk
02. The Ghastly Silence
03. Han Som Hatar Människan
04. Hail Darkness Hail
05. Det Stora Grå
06. For The God Below

Lyrics (5)


Line-up
Niklas Kvarforth - vocals
Christian "Draug" Larsson - bass
Peter Huss - guitars
Ludwig "Ludde" Witt - drums

Guest musicians
Ørjan "Ulvhedin Hoest" Stedjeberg - vocals on "Du, Mitt Konstverk"
Andreas Huss - saxophone on "The Ghastly Silence"
Robert "Rob" Caggiano - first guitar solo on "Han Som Hatar Människan"
Peter Bjärgö - backing vocals on "Hail Darkness Hail"
Olli Ahvenlahti - grand piano on "Det Stora Grå"
Anders "Andy LaRocque" Allhage - second guitar solo on "For The God Below"


Additional info
Title translations:
01. You, My Artwork
03. He Who Hates Man
05. The Great Gray

Artwork by Trine + Kim Design Studio from the minds of Kvarforth and Kim Sølve.

Recorded in Sonic Train Studios between January and March 2012.
Produced by Shining and Andy LaRocque.

Staff pick by
Mr. Doctor

20.10.2012 I'll be honest with all of you: After albums like VI, their cover EP and worst of all: VII, I really felt that Shining didn't have it in them anymore and should just die.
I don't mind eating my words with a pound or two of shit as long as I can do it while listening to this album.

Shining is back.

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Krankheit - 11.06.2011 at 18:09  
  Already?
Array - 11.06.2011 at 19:17  
Rating: 7 Wouldn't be surprised to find Andy doing a solo for that album.
Chobo_jokeR - 11.06.2011 at 23:18  
Rating: 7 Hells yeah
Troy Killjoy - 12.06.2011 at 01:29  
  A new album?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY
MechanisT - 17.06.2011 at 17:00  
  I hope it's "nastier" than the current album.
MikaelSnll - 29.06.2011 at 21:39  
  In December? Maybe a Christmas album?
Kuroboshi - 09.08.2011 at 09:32  
Rating: 8 Nice to see a new album so soon.
BoxCar Willy - 26.04.2012 at 03:57  
  Cool.
Mr. Doctor - 26.04.2012 at 11:19  
  PLEASE be better that the last two albums... I still have faith in you guys!
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 16:34  
Rating: 10 Aleready ? The early bird catches the worm.
Jiri - 07.08.2012 at 14:49  
Rating: 9 Gaahl? A guest? Yipee! This album just got a whole lot queerer
Troy Killjoy - 07.08.2012 at 15:01  
  I expect at least one video with them making out or I'll be severely disappointed - regardless of the music.
Mr. Doctor - 20.10.2012 at 19:05  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 26.04.2012 at 11:19

PLEASE be better that the last two albums... I still have faith in you guys!


Well I'll be damn... They did it, they fucking did it right this time.
Dare I say it? Yeah... This album is their best since IV (yes, It does feels like I like it even more than V).

Shining is back. FUCK YEAH.
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.10.2012 at 19:33  
Rating: 4 I say "Kvarforth: stop making music because you suck many kinds of fat, hairy ass at it."

This record is mediocre at very best.
Array - 20.10.2012 at 19:36  
Rating: 7
Written by Jiri on 07.08.2012 at 14:49

Gaahl? A guest? Yipee! This album just got a whole lot queerer

Schedules didn't fit together, so K'forth replaced him with the Tåke guy.
Mr. Doctor - 20.10.2012 at 19:43  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.10.2012 at 19:33
I say "Kvarforth: stop making music because you suck many kinds of fat, hairy ass at it."


WHAT?! What did you say?!

I can't hear you over the sound of me enjoying this album and not giving a fuck!
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.10.2012 at 19:50  
Rating: 4
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.10.2012 at 19:43

WHAT?! What did you say?!

I can't hear you over the sound of me enjoying this album and not giving a fuck!

The reason you can't hear me is because Shining's terrible music has permanently damaged your hearing and brain cells =P
Mr. Doctor - 20.10.2012 at 19:52  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.10.2012 at 19:50
The reason you can't hear me is because Shining's terrible music has permanently damaged your hearing and brain cells =P



Nah, I just took a shower and cleaned my ears of all the earwax. But thanks for your concern though!
Slayer666 - 21.10.2012 at 17:46  
  Leaked already? Sweet. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Mr. Doctor - 21.10.2012 at 18:05  
 
Written by Slayer666 on 21.10.2012 at 17:46

Leaked already? Sweet. Keeping my fingers crossed.


Full stream.
(Just go to the bottom)
Alex Fenger - 21.10.2012 at 18:32  
Rating: 4 This was terrible
Slayer666 - 22.10.2012 at 22:15  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.10.2012 at 18:05

Full stream.
(Just go to the bottom)


Thanks a bunch, mate.
I'm not really sure what to think of this, to be honest. It kinda feels like it tries too hard to be V, but V it is not....
Mr. Doctor - 22.10.2012 at 22:18  
 
Written by Slayer666 on 22.10.2012 at 22:15
I'm not really sure what to think of this, to be honest. It kinda feels like it tries too hard to be V, but V it is not....


To me it's just as good if not better but I'm aware I'm pretty alone here (except Der probably).

But it's clear for me that this album is way better than both VI and VII. That's already nice news for me. The chugga chugga riffs I hated on VII only appear once in the last song and Kvarforth understood how to use his cleans.
Chobo_jokeR - 24.10.2012 at 03:37  
Rating: 7 I definitely don't love it, but it isn't terrible either. Decent enough release.
reinka0s - 26.10.2012 at 00:49  
Rating: 4 Dissapointed.
Bomzas - 26.10.2012 at 14:30  
  I guess old Shining fans can stop worrying about this band. VII: Född Förlorare and Redefining Darkness is just a horrible example of how the band can change from misanthropic Within Deep Dark Chambers to mtv modern metal like RD
Mr. Doctor - 26.10.2012 at 19:11  
 
Written by Bomzas on 26.10.2012 at 14:30

I guess old Shining fans can stop worrying about this band. VII: Född Förlorare and Redefining Darkness is just a horrible example of how the band can change from misanthropic Within Deep Dark Chambers to mtv modern metal like RD


I'm a rare breed then. I'm an old fan... Love everything from I to V... disliked VI... HATED VII, yet somehow I like this one a lot. Hahahahaha
Korah - 27.10.2012 at 02:52  
Rating: 10 All of you talk about being a Shining fan but you can't really understand the entire dimension of the band. I love EVERY Shining album. I would say the V: Halmstad is the better for the compositions and the reflection of the band's identity. And the VII: Född Förlorare is just a masterpiece because he's the most impregnated, the one which can take your feeling and go away forever. Just look at the cover. These three guys are not on lamentations as you think, they are crying for the beauty. EACH Shining album is a part of the puzzle. Redefining Darkness is one of them, you just have to find his path. Just listen it more than two times before rating it by 4 or 5. The cover will always talk for the album, don't forget it.
Dark Forever - 27.10.2012 at 17:17  
Rating: 9
Written by Korah on 27.10.2012 at 02:52

All of you talk about being a Shining fan but you can't really understand the entire dimension of the band. I love EVERY Shining album. I would say the V: Halmstad is the better for the compositions and the reflection of the band's identity. And the VII: Född Förlorare is just a masterpiece because he's the most impregnated, the one which can take your feeling and go away forever. Just look at the cover. These three guys are not on lamentations as you think, they are crying for the beauty. EACH Shining album is a part of the puzzle. Redefining Darkness is one of them, you just have to find his path. Just listen it more than two times before rating it by 4 or 5. The cover will always talk for the album, don't forget it.


Couldn't have said it better myself. Still, I think Född Förlorare was not as solid as their previous works, despite being quite good.
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.10.2012 at 17:24  
Rating: 4 "the cover will always talk for the album"

Drivel
Mr. Doctor - 27.10.2012 at 17:41  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.10.2012 at 17:24

"the cover will always talk for the album"

Drivel


Dude... you just can't understand their entire DIMENSION... Like.... DUUUUUUDE.
Neiluria - 27.10.2012 at 18:02  
Rating: 10
Written by Korah on 27.10.2012 at 02:52

All of you talk about being a Shining fan but you can't really understand the entire dimension of the band. I love EVERY Shining album. I would say the V: Halmstad is the better for the compositions and the reflection of the band's identity. And the VII: Född Förlorare is just a masterpiece because he's the most impregnated, the one which can take your feeling and go away forever. Just look at the cover. These three guys are not on lamentations as you think, they are crying for the beauty. EACH Shining album is a part of the puzzle. Redefining Darkness is one of them, you just have to find his path. Just listen it more than two times before rating it by 4 or 5. The cover will always talk for the album, don't forget it.


I fully share this opinion!
spip - 27.10.2012 at 21:19  
Rating: 10
Written by Korah on 27.10.2012 at 02:52

All of you talk about being a Shining fan but you can't really understand the entire dimension of the band. I love EVERY Shining album. I would say the V: Halmstad is the better for the compositions and the reflection of the band's identity. And the VII: Född Förlorare is just a masterpiece because he's the most impregnated, the one which can take your feeling and go away forever. Just look at the cover. These three guys are not on lamentations as you think, they are crying for the beauty. EACH Shining album is a part of the puzzle. Redefining Darkness is one of them, you just have to find his path. Just listen it more than two times before rating it by 4 or 5. The cover will always talk for the album, don't forget it.



I agree!

This album smashes!
this album puts the items of the old and new shining. It is a fusion of both. it is not as good as the V or VII, but worth the VI.
I put a 9.5 rounded to catch these notes shameful, 4 or 5.
sorry for my english.
Array - 29.10.2012 at 19:22  
Rating: 7 It's nice to see that Shining still can create good material.
!J.O.O.E.! - 29.10.2012 at 19:30  
Rating: 4
Written by Array on 29.10.2012 at 19:22

It's nice to see that Shining still can create good material.

Yeah, thank God for Shining (NOR)
Array - 29.10.2012 at 19:32  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 29.10.2012 at 19:30

Yeah, thank God for Shining (NOR)

Heh, actually I just visited that page.
Warman - 29.10.2012 at 19:41  
Rating: 9 I pre-ordered this album. Today is release date. Do you guys think this shit arrived in my mail then? Of course not.

I hate my life.
Eye-Licker - 30.10.2012 at 02:53  
Rating: 9 Back on track!

didn't absolutely hate VI or VII, but can't say i'd rank those too high either. I II III IV and V are all masterpieces IMO and most EP's are great as well. while i can still hear some VI in this, i can't rate it lower than a 9 not only for the music itself, but for the relief that they've proved they can still do what they once did.
Alex Fenger - 30.10.2012 at 18:32  
Rating: 4
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 29.10.2012 at 19:30

Written by Array on 29.10.2012 at 19:22

It's nice to see that Shining still can create good material.

Yeah, thank God for Shining (NOR)

I don't really care for that Shining either... we need a third
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.10.2012 at 18:40  
Rating: 4
Written by Alex Fenger on 30.10.2012 at 18:32

I don't really care for that Shining either... we need a third

You asked for it:

Alex Fenger - 30.10.2012 at 18:41  
Rating: 4
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.10.2012 at 18:40

Written by Alex Fenger on 30.10.2012 at 18:32

I don't really care for that Shining either... we need a third

You asked for it:



It's... it's beautiful
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.10.2012 at 18:43  
Rating: 4
Written by Alex Fenger on 30.10.2012 at 18:41

It's... it's beautiful

It's better than the last three Swedish Shining records that's for sure
Evil Chip - 03.11.2012 at 20:18  
Rating: 9 The Ghastly Silence is utterly brilliant. The best Shining record since Halmstad and one of the best IMO.
Megadeth88 - 06.11.2012 at 04:48  
Rating: 7
Written by Evil Chip on 03.11.2012 at 20:18

The Ghastly Silence is utterly brilliant. The best Shining record since Halmstad and one of the best IMO.

My thoughts exactly!
Warman - 06.11.2012 at 16:38  
Rating: 9
Written by Evil Chip on 03.11.2012 at 20:18

The Ghastly Silence is utterly brilliant.

Best song on the album but also a total rip off of the "28 Days/Weeks Later" soundtrack. The melody is exactly the same. Doesn't matter though, it's a great tune.

This album is just what I expected. I have a great soundtrack for November now.
PrinceOfDarkness - 24.11.2012 at 05:24  
Rating: 9 I've been listening to it since morning no stop
i can't get the 2nd, 5th, 6th tracks out of my mind
loved it.
GrayWiZZarD - 27.12.2012 at 07:25  
  Wasnt sure if i would like all the clear vocals in this album... but after listening it for a few times i found this to be just as dark as the previous albums. hail Kvaforth
Evil Chip - 11.01.2013 at 07:57  
Rating: 9 The english kills it for me in some parts. Not because of the language or the pronunciation but because it gets too over the top with the satan, darkness and cheesy lyrics. It was better when I couldn't understand a thing Neverthless excellent album.
NocturnalStalker - 09.04.2013 at 18:42  
Rating: 8 I like this kind of black metal.
Himedal - 12.03.2014 at 10:49  
Rating: 9 Pretty good album. can't be categorized in depressive black genre but the mixture of acoustics and electrics is very good. very similar to Halmstad, however this one is ENGLISH. LOL

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