Shining - X - Varg Utan Flock



8.2 | 87 votes |
Release date: 5 January 2018
Style: Progressive black metal

Owners:

35 have it
14 want it


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06. Mot Aokigahara

Top 20 albums of 2018: 1

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
8.5
Niklas Kvarforth is one of the most controversial figures in the metal scene, but even those who dislike his personality and behaviour - myself included - do admit that Shining's music is most of the time top-tier metal to slash your wrists to. However, X - Varg Utan Flock is so much more than just the depressive/suicidal black metal child of a troubled mind.

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published 09.01.2018 | Comments (7)

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01.11.2017 - 21:37
Rating: 6
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
No, thanks!
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02.11.2017 - 11:00
Dima
Written by VIG on 01.11.2017 at 21:37

No, thanks!


but it's number X! ;o
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02.11.2017 - 12:39
Rating: 6
VIG
Esoteric Zachism
Written by Dima on 02.11.2017 at 11:00

but it's number X! ;o

So?
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06.01.2018 - 14:41
Rating: 9
Archie 666
Great album. Songs structures, melodies, that piano bit on song 5 is a great touch, brutality is here as well(duh), the overall sound of this album is fantastic. Stellar album from Shining, gave it around 6 spins and each time I found something new in it. I am very impressed
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06.01.2018 - 21:25
Rating: 9
Lord Slothrop
Written by Archie 666 on 06.01.2018 at 14:41

Great album. Songs structures, melodies, that piano bit on song 5 is a great touch, brutality is here as well(duh), the overall sound of this album is fantastic. Stellar album from Shining, gave it around 6 spins and each time I found something new in it. I am very impressed


Agreed. I'm liking this album a lot more than I thought I would, and I'm a fan.
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06.01.2018 - 21:29
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
I misread as "Symphony X"
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07.01.2018 - 15:34
Rating: 10
Kuroboshi
So surprised by this! Awesome! Even surpasses IV and V, totally breaking the slight downward slope they had. The first album of 2018 I listen to is a 10, what a great year to start the year (considering I only had 1 10er of the entire of 2017...)
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07.01.2018 - 17:44
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
That's a lot of praise, missed the last full length IX, might check this out later today.
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08.01.2018 - 11:51
Rating: 9
X-FrEaK
Written by Kuroboshi on 07.01.2018 at 15:34

So surprised by this! Awesome! Even surpasses IV and V, totally breaking the slight downward slope they had. The first album of 2018 I listen to is a 10, what a great year to start the year (considering I only had 1 10er of the entire of 2017...)


More or less this. I wouldn't rate it 10 and I wouldn't say it surpasses V, but it's their best since Halmstad, no doubt, and one of the contenders for album of the year (released in the fifth day of said year xD)
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09.01.2018 - 00:32
Rating: 7
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
I've never really understood the hype around this project. It's decent enough, but nothing about it screams out at me.
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Daily underground metal recommendations at Metal Trenches.
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09.01.2018 - 01:48
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Kuroboshi on 07.01.2018 at 15:34
Even surpasses IV and V,

That is a HUGE statement, given that those two are usually considered their best. Guess I'll have to check this out.
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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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09.01.2018 - 01:59
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
The amount of praise is... wow. Gonna listen to this as soon as possible.
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I'm derp.
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09.01.2018 - 12:37
Rating: 9
mayhemnils
For me the best Black Metal Release since Exercises in Futility.
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09.01.2018 - 23:16
Netzach
Huh, what are you saying? Shining got their shit together? I thought I wouldn't have to listen to them again but guess I have no choice now.
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10.01.2018 - 19:19
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
It's tight.
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I'm derp.
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12.01.2018 - 18:34
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
I think this album is gonna be my new addiction.
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I'm derp.
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13.01.2018 - 17:22
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Maco on 12.01.2018 at 18:34
I think this album is gonna be my new addiction.

Fuck, that good? Damn. I guess I really do gotta hear it to believe it.
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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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15.01.2018 - 06:12
Rating: 9
RuBH
This is excellent.

Now I have to check out their back catalog.
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