Shining - Redefining Darkness


8.1 | 134 votes |
Release date: 26 October 2012
Style: Progressive black metal

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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

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.

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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Comments: 49   Visited by: 595 users
29.10.2012 - 19:30
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest 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)
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29.10.2012 - 19:41
Rating: 9
Warman
Erotic Stains
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.
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30.10.2012 - 02:53
Rating: 8
Eye-Licker
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.
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30.10.2012 - 18:32
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Guest on 29.10.2012 at 19:30

Written by Guest 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
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30.10.2012 - 18:40
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Alex F on 30.10.2012 at 18:32

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

You asked for it:

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30.10.2012 - 18:41
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Guest on 30.10.2012 at 18:40

Written by Alex F 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
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30.10.2012 - 18:43
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Alex F 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
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03.11.2012 - 20:18
Rating: 7
Evil Chip
The Ghastly Silence is utterly brilliant. The best Shining record since Halmstad and one of the best IMO.
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06.11.2012 - 04:48
Rating: 7
Megadeth88
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!
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06.11.2012 - 16:38
Rating: 9
Warman
Erotic Stains
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.
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24.11.2012 - 05:24
Rating: 9
PrinceOfDarkness
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.
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27.12.2012 - 07:25
GrayWiZZarD
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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
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11.01.2013 - 07:57
Rating: 7
Evil Chip
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.
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09.04.2013 - 18:42
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
I like this kind of black metal.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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12.03.2014 - 10:49
Rating: 9
Himedal
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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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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26.06.2014 - 10:15
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by NocturnalStalker on 09.04.2013 at 18:42

I like this kind of black metal.

That's because it's prog. Shh...shh...shh....it's ok...prog makes everything better.
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01.07.2015 - 15:30
Rating: 10
Copernicus
This is simply an amazing album! For The God Below x infinity
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06.02.2017 - 17:45
VIG
Starman
Finally listening to this album for the first time. I'm lovin it. better than their previous work fo shizzle.
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"I've got good news. That gum you like is going to come back in style."
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06.02.2017 - 23:49
VIG
Starman
Written by VIG on 06.02.2017 at 17:45

Finally listening to this album for the first time. I'm lovin it. better than their previous work fo shizzle.

Wow, I'm listening to it again and I love it even more, bumped it up to an 8.
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"I've got good news. That gum you like is going to come back in style."
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