SHINING
Avant-garde Metal / Metal Related • Norway

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
SHINING picture
Background:

"First period" Shining was formed in 1999 by Jørgen Munkeby (guitar, sax and various instruments) when he moved from his hometown of Tønsberg to Oslo to study in the Norwegian State Academy of Music. As he has been playing in bands ever since he was ten years old, he wished to form a new one in Oslo. In this new school there was a good opportunity for him to choose musicians for this project of his and he chose three he thought to be the best. This new band started playing Jørgen's music he wrote for the band and also performed in several shows as a support band, in which Jørgen says the band gave highly energetic shows, playing loud and fast. In 2001 the band released their first album, Where The Ragged People Go on "bp Records", and in 2003 after a tour in China, they released Sweet Shanghai Devil
read more...
Thanks to UMUR for the addition and tupan for the updates

SHINING MP3, Free Download/Stream

No SHINING MP3s available for streaming.

SHINING Online Videos

See all SHINING videos

Buy SHINING music

Amazon (logo)
True SkiesTrue Skies
Import
Zuma
Audio CD$4.12
$0.01 (used)
One One OneOne One One
Prosthetic Records 2013
Audio CD$6.60
$3.99 (used)
International Blackjazz SocietyInternational Blackjazz Society
Spinefarm 2015
Audio CD$9.67
$8.58 (used)
LIVE - BlackjazzLIVE - Blackjazz
INDIE RECORDINGS N.A. 2012
Audio CD$10.28
$11.54 (used)
III AngstIII Angst
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2008
Audio CD$5.44
$5.43 (used)
V: / HalmstadV: / Halmstad
Import
Imports 2007
Audio CD$13.16
$34.99 (used)
Within Deep Dark ChambersWithin Deep Dark Chambers
Import
Modern Invasion 2003
Audio CD$12.99
$98.91 (used)
Showing 7 items | Cache expiring in 47h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
FOSCOR-GROANS TO THE GUILTY-CD-shining-emperor-code-keep of kalessin-farsot FOSCOR-GROANS TO THE GUILTY-CD-shining-emperor-code-keep of kalessin-farsot USD $11.69 Buy It Now 2h 38m
(FC712) Trampled By Turtles, Are You Behind The Shining Star? - 2014 DJ CD (FC712) Trampled By Turtles, Are You Behind The Shining Star? - 2014 DJ CD USD $3.05 Buy It Now 2h 51m
Ash Shining light [Single-CD] CD Ash Shining light [Single-CD] CD USD $4.93 Buy It Now 3h
THE SHINING - Quicksilver UK INDIE ROCK 10 THE SHINING - Quicksilver UK INDIE ROCK 10" Verve Oasis #'d Edition USD $2.99 (0 bids)
3h
DEN SAAKALDTE - All Hail Pessimism A5 digi CD - MINT Black Soulseller Shining DEN SAAKALDTE - All Hail Pessimism A5 digi CD - MINT Black Soulseller Shining USD $9.97 (0 bids)
4h
SOPHIA RAMOS DUPRE Rare OOP Self-Titled 4 Track EP CD 2000 U.S. Shining Still+ SOPHIA RAMOS DUPRE Rare OOP Self-Titled 4 Track EP CD 2000 U.S. Shining Still+ USD $4.99 Buy It Now 5h
STRYPER - SHINING STAR / ROCK THE HELL OUT OF YOU - RARE 7 STRYPER - SHINING STAR / ROCK THE HELL OUT OF YOU - RARE 7" 45 VINYL RECORD 1990 USD $19.12 Buy It Now 6h
NIOBETH The Shining Harmony Of Universe + 1 JAPAN CD + Bonus DVD Meden Agan NIOBETH The Shining Harmony Of Universe + 1 JAPAN CD + Bonus DVD Meden Agan USD $24.50 Buy It Now 7h
SpeXial Boyz On Fire Shining Edition 2016 Taiwan CD (Special Package) SpeXial Boyz On Fire Shining Edition 2016 Taiwan CD (Special Package) USD $27.58 Buy It Now 7h
Used_CD Shining Diva The Best Of Sarah Brightman FREE SHIPPING FROM JAPAN BE59 Used_CD Shining Diva The Best Of Sarah Brightman FREE SHIPPING FROM JAPAN BE59 USD $11.21 Buy It Now 8h
Bob Marley Vs Aretha Franklin - Pride Is Shining A Deeper Love - 2004 #146423 Bob Marley Vs Aretha Franklin - Pride Is Shining A Deeper Love - 2004 #146423 USD $5.59 Buy It Now 8h
Blackstrobe - Shining Bright Star - Play Louderecordings - 2006 #205935 Blackstrobe - Shining Bright Star - Play Louderecordings - 2006 #205935 USD $5.59 Buy It Now 8h
Ash - Shining Light 5 Track CD Single Incl Video Ash - Shining Light 5 Track CD Single Incl Video USD $6.88 Buy It Now 8h
Pate No.1 Feat. Lara Zola - Keep Shining (Shining Star) - Vector Records #248560 Pate No.1 Feat. Lara Zola - Keep Shining (Shining Star) - Vector Records #248560 USD $3.72 Buy It Now 8h
Loveland - Keep On Shining (Remixes) - Eastern Bloc - 1994 #95037 Loveland - Keep On Shining (Remixes) - Eastern Bloc - 1994 #95037 USD $3.72 Buy It Now 8h
San Jorge - Shining Star - Yamato - 2006 #248405 San Jorge - Shining Star - Yamato - 2006 #248405 USD $3.72 Buy It Now 8h
Underworld Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future vinyl LP + download NEW/SEAL Underworld Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future vinyl LP + download NEW/SEAL USD $41.84 Buy It Now 8h
Christine Lavin, Shining My Flashlight on the Moon, Excellent Christine Lavin, Shining My Flashlight on the Moon, Excellent USD $4.00 Buy It Now 9h
THE SHINING - TRUE SKIES CD THE SHINING - TRUE SKIES CD USD $4.88 Buy It Now 9h
DIANA ROSS UK 1992 CD Single CDEMS239 One Shining Moment RARE PART1 DIANA ROSS UK 1992 CD Single CDEMS239 One Shining Moment RARE PART1 USD $4.97 Buy It Now 11h
Ash cassette single Shining Light UK INFECT98MCS INFECTIOUS 2001 Ash cassette single Shining Light UK INFECT98MCS INFECTIOUS 2001 USD $8.08 Buy It Now 11h
MARCIA HINES 'SHINING' Used Cassette Tape 1976 free postage Made In Australia MARCIA HINES 'SHINING' Used Cassette Tape 1976 free postage Made In Australia USD $7.38 Buy It Now 11h
Fatback Band She's My Shining Star UK 12 Fatback Band She's My Shining Star UK 12" vinyl single record (Maxi) POSPX494 USD $13.63 Buy It Now 11h
78rpm HARRY SECOMBE when the stars were brightly shining / none shall sleep 78rpm HARRY SECOMBE when the stars were brightly shining / none shall sleep USD $18.69 Buy It Now 12h
Sunday Shining Finley Quaye CD single (CD5 / 5 Sunday Shining Finley Quaye CD single (CD5 / 5") UK 6644552 EPIC 1997 USD $11.82 Buy It Now 12h
Watchman - Cut The Midrange, 12in UK Vinyl, Shining Path Recordings, House Mixes Watchman - Cut The Midrange, 12in UK Vinyl, Shining Path Recordings, House Mixes USD $6.23 Buy It Now 12h
Ash Shining Light UK 2-CD single (Double CD single) INFECT98CDS/X Ash Shining Light UK 2-CD single (Double CD single) INFECT98CDS/X USD $15.75 Buy It Now 12h
JOHNNY CASH FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA 1967 CBS ORANGE VINYL LP*A1 / B1 N/MINT ITEM JOHNNY CASH FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA 1967 CBS ORANGE VINYL LP*A1 / B1 N/MINT ITEM USD $16.13 Buy It Now 12h
Young Again Shining 10 Young Again Shining 10" vinyl single record UK ZUMA003 ZUMA 2002 USD $13.63 Buy It Now 12h
Shining CD single (CD5 / 5 Shining CD single (CD5 / 5") I Wonder How UK ZUMAD002 ZUMA 2002 USD $11.82 Buy It Now 12h
Karaoke CD+G - Mega Hits - New 2003, 8 Song Shining Star CD! Cry Me a River! Karaoke CD+G - Mega Hits - New 2003, 8 Song Shining Star CD! Cry Me a River! USD $7.99 Buy It Now 12h
Shining I Wonder How UK 10 Shining I Wonder How UK 10" vinyl single record ZUMA002 ZUMA 2002 USD $9.89 Buy It Now 12h
Loveland Keep On Shining UK CD single (CD5 / 5 Loveland Keep On Shining UK CD single (CD5 / 5") BLOCCD016 EASTERN BLOC 1994 USD $8.08 Buy It Now 13h
Ash Shining Light UK CD single (CD5 / 5 Ash Shining Light UK CD single (CD5 / 5") INFECT98CDS INFECTIOUS 2001 USD $12.45 Buy It Now 13h
EARTH WIND & FIRE LET'S GROOVE Shining Star Pride September  NEW CASSETTE EARTH WIND & FIRE LET'S GROOVE Shining Star Pride September NEW CASSETTE USD $4.99 Buy It Now 13h
Breathe - This Shining Moment: Recordings 1986-1990 (2016)  Vinyl Box Set  NEW Breathe - This Shining Moment: Recordings 1986-1990 (2016) Vinyl Box Set NEW USD $49.77 Buy It Now 13h
Shining 2-CD single (Double CD single) Young Again UK ZUMAD003A/B ZUMA 2002 Shining 2-CD single (Double CD single) Young Again UK ZUMAD003A/B ZUMA 2002 USD $15.75 Buy It Now 13h
Shining Star Inxs 12 Shining Star Inxs 12" vinyl single record (Maxi) UK INXS1812 MERCURY 1991 USD $13.63 Buy It Now 13h
Shining-Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt CD NEW Shining-Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt CD NEW USD $11.22 Buy It Now 13h
Inxs Shining Star Canadian cassette single 7875764 ATLANTIC 1991 Inxs Shining Star Canadian cassette single 7875764 ATLANTIC 1991 USD $16.51 Buy It Now 13h
❤ BOB MARLEY Sun Is Shining ❤ song lyric poster typography art print - 4 sizes ❤ BOB MARLEY Sun Is Shining ❤ song lyric poster typography art print - 4 sizes USD $11.15 Buy It Now 13h
❤ BOB MARLEY Sun Is Shining ❤ song lyric poster typography art print - 4 sizes ❤ BOB MARLEY Sun Is Shining ❤ song lyric poster typography art print - 4 sizes USD $11.15 Buy It Now 13h
❤ BOB MARLEY Sun Is Shining ❤ song lyric poster typography art print - 4 sizes ❤ BOB MARLEY Sun Is Shining ❤ song lyric poster typography art print - 4 sizes USD $14.89 Buy It Now 13h
❤ BOB MARLEY Sun Is Shining ❤ song lyric poster typography art print - 4 sizes ❤ BOB MARLEY Sun Is Shining ❤ song lyric poster typography art print - 4 sizes USD $18.62 Buy It Now 13h
❤ BOB MARLEY Sun Is Shining ❤ song lyric poster typography art print - 4 sizes ❤ BOB MARLEY Sun Is Shining ❤ song lyric poster typography art print - 4 sizes USD $24.85 Buy It Now 13h
Their Shining Hour Dorsey Brothers UK vinyl LP album record GLP307 GALA 1957 Their Shining Hour Dorsey Brothers UK vinyl LP album record GLP307 GALA 1957 USD $32.33 Buy It Now 13h
Shining Quicksilver 10 Shining Quicksilver 10" vinyl single record UK ZUMA001 ZUMA 2002 USD $14.89 Buy It Now 13h
Bob Marley CD single (CD5 / 5 Bob Marley CD single (CD5 / 5") Sun Is Shining UK TGXCD15 ISLAND 2005 USD $9.33 Buy It Now 13h
Shining Road - 2-CD Set Cranes 2-CD single (Double CD single) UK CRANE008CD1/2 Shining Road - 2-CD Set Cranes 2-CD single (Double CD single) UK CRANE008CD1/2 USD $23.22 Buy It Now 14h
Shining-International Blackjazz Society CD NEW Shining-International Blackjazz Society CD NEW USD $14.43 Buy It Now 14h
40849 Miguel Graca Presents Soulnotmind Shining Stars [NEW & SEALED] CD (200 40849 Miguel Graca Presents Soulnotmind Shining Stars [NEW & SEALED] CD (200 USD $7.46 Buy It Now 14h
MARCIA HINES SHINING ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN RELEASE RARE CASSETTE TAPE MARCIA HINES SHINING ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN RELEASE RARE CASSETTE TAPE USD $13.79 Buy It Now 15h
6x BLACK METAL TAPE LOT apolion dodsferd darkthrone shining taake emperor 6x BLACK METAL TAPE LOT apolion dodsferd darkthrone shining taake emperor USD $4.53 (10 bids)
15h
A Tramp Shining   Richard Harris  Vinyl Record A Tramp Shining Richard Harris Vinyl Record USD $13.64 Buy It Now 15h
6x BLACK METAL TAPE LOT dsbm depressive illusions xasthur shining moloch 6x BLACK METAL TAPE LOT dsbm depressive illusions xasthur shining moloch USD $5.23 (5 bids)
15h
BOYZ of PARADIZE / SHINING STAR - Sealed Cassette Single (1995)  BOYZ of PARADIZE / SHINING STAR - Sealed Cassette Single (1995) USD $6.57 Buy It Now 15h
INXS shining star in excess 1812 mercury 1991 12 INXS shining star in excess 1812 mercury 1991 12" PS EX/EX gatefold sleeve USD $13.69 Buy It Now 15h
CD Laylo & Bushwacka CD Laylo & Bushwacka "IT'S UP TO YOU (SHINING THROUGH)(3 Mixes)" XL Records USD $7.00 Buy It Now 16h
Shining - V:/Halmstad [CD New] Shining - V:/Halmstad [CD New] USD $12.80 Buy It Now 17h
FINLEY QUAYE - SUNDAY SHINING CD SINGLE FINLEY QUAYE - SUNDAY SHINING CD SINGLE USD $2.48 Buy It Now 17h
Sunz Of Man The Plan Cassette Single Sealed Rare Red Ant Records Shining Star Sunz Of Man The Plan Cassette Single Sealed Rare Red Ant Records Shining Star USD $4.94 Buy It Now 17h
Love as Laughter Sea to Shining Sea PROMO CD Sub Pop RARE subpop Love as Laughter Sea to Shining Sea PROMO CD Sub Pop RARE subpop USD $2.36 Buy It Now 17h
Love 45 EVERLASTING FIRST / KEEP ON SHINING ~ Blue Thumb VG to VG+ Jimi Hendrix Love 45 EVERLASTING FIRST / KEEP ON SHINING ~ Blue Thumb VG to VG+ Jimi Hendrix USD $19.74 Buy It Now 18h
DIANA ROSS DIANA ROSS "IF WE HOLD ON TOGETHER" / "ONE SHINING MOMENT" JOB LOT CD SINGLES USD $7.46 Buy It Now 18h
SHINING-ONE ONE ONE  VINYL LP NEW SHINING-ONE ONE ONE VINYL LP NEW USD $21.06 Buy It Now 19h
Shining Hope - Gappy Ranks (2013, CD New) Shining Hope - Gappy Ranks (2013, CD New) USD $14.50 Buy It Now 19h
Gappy Ranks - Shining Hope [CD New] Gappy Ranks - Shining Hope [CD New] USD $14.73 Buy It Now 19h
RON LITTLEJOHN & THE FUNK EMBASSY-Shining On-CD-Light Me Up-Seems Like Yesterday RON LITTLEJOHN & THE FUNK EMBASSY-Shining On-CD-Light Me Up-Seems Like Yesterday USD $8.99 Buy It Now 19h
SHINING VII: FODD FORLORARE SEALED CD NEW 2012 SHINING VII: FODD FORLORARE SEALED CD NEW 2012 USD $7.43 Buy It Now 19h
V:/Halmstad - Shining (2007, CD New) V:/Halmstad - Shining (2007, CD New) USD $27.32 Buy It Now 19h
USED Drama Audiobooks - Gekidan Shining Tenka Muteki No Shinobi Michi   CD USED Drama Audiobooks - Gekidan Shining Tenka Muteki No Shinobi Michi CD USD $17.00 Buy It Now 20h
Themes Of Horror II CD, Omen Dracula Shining Evil Dead Child's Play Hellraiser Themes Of Horror II CD, Omen Dracula Shining Evil Dead Child's Play Hellraiser USD $1.87 (0 bids)
20h
GREGORY ISAACS ~ BEAUTIFUL GARDEN/SHINING STAR~12'' 45 REGGAE GREGORY ISAACS ~ BEAUTIFUL GARDEN/SHINING STAR~12'' 45 REGGAE USD $12.45 (0 bids)
21h
I Shinko ‎– The Shining Label: GEM  ‎– GEMS 44  7inch UK Vinyl 45 Single I Shinko ‎– The Shining Label: GEM ‎– GEMS 44 7inch UK Vinyl 45 Single USD $17.89 (0 bids)
21h
JOHNNY CASH From Sea To Shining Sea LP VG+(+) US 1968 Columbia CS 9447 JOHNNY CASH From Sea To Shining Sea LP VG+(+) US 1968 Columbia CS 9447 USD $11.98 Buy It Now 21h
JANIE FRICKE - BLUE SKY SHINING  7 JANIE FRICKE - BLUE SKY SHINING 7" 80 VG USD $1.86 Buy It Now 21h
MANHATTANS - SHINING STAR/I'LL NEVER RUN AWAY FROM LOVE AGAIN 45 RPM  1980 MANHATTANS - SHINING STAR/I'LL NEVER RUN AWAY FROM LOVE AGAIN 45 RPM 1980 USD $1.77 Buy It Now 21h
EARTH, WING AND FIRE - SHINING STAR/YEARNIN',LEARNIN' 45 RPM  1975 EARTH, WING AND FIRE - SHINING STAR/YEARNIN',LEARNIN' 45 RPM 1975 USD $1.77 Buy It Now 21h
EARTH, WIND & FIRE - THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD/SHINING STAR 45 RPM EARTH, WIND & FIRE - THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD/SHINING STAR 45 RPM USD $2.47 Buy It Now 21h
(HD284) Trampled By Turtles, Are You Behind The Shining Star - 2003 DJ CD (HD284) Trampled By Turtles, Are You Behind The Shining Star - 2003 DJ CD USD $1.93 (0 bids)
21h
Sammy Davis & Count Basie Our Shining Hour VG-8605 / Produced by Quincy Jones Sammy Davis & Count Basie Our Shining Hour VG-8605 / Produced by Quincy Jones USD $8.99 Buy It Now 21h
Collection 3 Manhattans 7 Collection 3 Manhattans 7" vinyl Shining Star Hurt Kiss and Say Goodbye Soul R USD $2.48 (0 bids)
22h
Asteroids Galaxy Tour-The sun ain't shining anymore UK promo cd single Asteroids Galaxy Tour-The sun ain't shining anymore UK promo cd single USD $4.97 (0 bids)
22h
The Dorsey Brothers, Original Orchestra, Their Shining Hour The Dorsey Brothers, Original Orchestra, Their Shining Hour USD $3.00 (0 bids)
USD $10.00 Buy It Now
22h
(FL234) We Are Shining, Hot Love - DJ CD (FL234) We Are Shining, Hot Love - DJ CD USD $3.72 Buy It Now 22h
2 CDs, Shining Line (2010) + Sonic Station - Next Stop +4 (2016) AOR, Lionville 2 CDs, Shining Line (2010) + Sonic Station - Next Stop +4 (2016) AOR, Lionville USD $12.99 Buy It Now 22h
(BR132) Grammercy Arms, Shining Bright - DJ CD (BR132) Grammercy Arms, Shining Bright - DJ CD USD $3.43 Buy It Now 22h
Sun Is Shining - Lee Perry (2010, CD New) Sun Is Shining - Lee Perry (2010, CD New) USD $16.11 Buy It Now 22h
Skin Games Brilliant Shining  (PS) 7 Skin Games Brilliant Shining (PS) 7" Vinyl Single USD $7.16 Buy It Now 23h
BOB MARLEY - LIVELY UP YOURSELF/SUN IS SHINING - 42 GREAT PERFORMANCES (NEW 2CD) BOB MARLEY - LIVELY UP YOURSELF/SUN IS SHINING - 42 GREAT PERFORMANCES (NEW 2CD) USD $7.46 Buy It Now 23h
LARRY McKENNA[Tenor Sax]: MY SHINING HOUR[PLAYS HAROLD ARLEN]10 TRACKS]FREE SHIP LARRY McKENNA[Tenor Sax]: MY SHINING HOUR[PLAYS HAROLD ARLEN]10 TRACKS]FREE SHIP USD $69.98 Buy It Now 23h
Drama Cd Vol 3 - Shining Wind (2008, CD New) Drama Cd Vol 3 - Shining Wind (2008, CD New) USD $86.22 Buy It Now 23h
V - Halmstad Shining Audio CD V - Halmstad Shining Audio CD USD $31.03 Buy It Now 23h
TRIO TRIO  BE A SHINING LIGHT LP BRAZIL TRIO TRIO BE A SHINING LIGHT LP BRAZIL USD $19.00 Buy It Now 23h
(EC321) The Shining, Hey You - 2012 DJ CD (EC321) The Shining, Hey You - 2012 DJ CD USD $2.48 Buy It Now 1 day
Richard Harris - Slides/Tramp Shining/Greatest Hits - 3 Vinyl LPs Richard Harris - Slides/Tramp Shining/Greatest Hits - 3 Vinyl LPs USD $14.94 (0 bids)
1 day
Jerry Garcia Band Shining Star New Sealed 2 CD Disc Set JGB 2001 Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia Band Shining Star New Sealed 2 CD Disc Set JGB 2001 Grateful Dead USD $69.99 Buy It Now 1 day
FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA - Ward, Bates - Chorus & Band, Orchestra FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA - Ward, Bates - Chorus & Band, Orchestra USD $7.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & SHINING music

SHINING Discography

SHINING albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Where the Ragged People Go
Metal Related 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet Shanghai Devil
Metal Related 2003
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster
Metal Related 2005
.. Album Cover 4.60 | 8 ratings
Grindstone
Avant-garde Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 4.03 | 21 ratings
Blackjazz
Avant-garde Metal 2010
.. Album Cover 3.51 | 5 ratings
One One One
Avant-garde Metal 2013
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
International Blackjazz Society
Avant-garde Metal 2015

SHINING EPs & splits

SHINING live albums

SHINING demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

SHINING re-issues & compilations

SHINING singles (1)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Fisheye
Avant-garde Metal 2010

SHINING movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

SHINING Reviews

SHINING Grindstone

Album · 2007 · Avant-garde Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Having started out playing an eccentric style of flute-focused jazz fusion, Shining had undergone a long evolution, and Grindstone represents the tipping point where the metal components of their music shifted from being occasional influences (as in the preceding In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster) to being a central plank of the group's sound. Though the group had yet to grab onto the industrial influences which would bring this formula to perfection on Blackjazz, this off-kilter mashup of black metal, prog rock, and eccentric fusion will appeal to anyone interested in weird genre mashups. If Mr Bungle's Disco Volante is your idea of a good time, this might well be your jam.

SHINING One One One

Album · 2013 · Avant-garde Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Conor Fynes
'One One One' - Shining (6/10)

A couple of months ago, I read an essay written by Shining frontman Jørgen Munkeby, the essence of which argued that the human ear is in constant search for a greater degree of dissonance and extremity, and that popular musical trends are built around this notion. While it's one thing to take dissonance to heart in a relatively 'high culture' environment (like a certain Parisian theatre in 1913), there's a different sort of challenge in trying to marry an inherently challenging device in popular music. Shining's "One One One" is not so groundbreaking in this regard as a work by Stravinsky or Penderecki, but I'm sensing the same sort of adventurous intent here. Atop a tight foundation of dance-able rock energy, Shining add an unfamiliar distortion and atmospheric weirdness that sounds surprisingly unsettling, even to a seasoned progger's ears. "One One One" may not be grim or jazzy enough to warrant the band's self-professed 'blackjazz' label, but the band have crafted an interesting musical experience here somewhere in between the respective and highly dissimilar madnesses of Motorhead, Strapping Young Lad and John Zorn. It's a shame that the band's songwriting isn't as vibrant here as it was on their last two records, because "One One One" has many of the makings of a potentially great album.

"One One One" is a more rock-oriented offering than Shining have done in the past, and has been the case with many bands after they release their quintessential, self-defining masterwork, Shining have scaled their sound back a bit in order to focus on the core of their music. In Shining's case, that 'masterwork' was "Blackjazz", an album that wore its quirky blend of styles on its sleeve in the literal sense. While I don't think their self-invented genre tag fits their sound anymore, Shining's palette of sound remains familiar. Schizoid keyboard leads, electronic interference, and fuzzy guitars remain staples of Shining's style, and Munkeby's vocals retain their often harsh and occasionally melodic flair.

Ultimately, Shining's change of pace is felt most profusely in the album's composition. I have fond memories of first hearing nine minute bouts of progressive mastery on "Blackjazz"; Shining would pull out all of the stops and I would often be left in suspense, wondering what tricks the band had in store right around the bend. While "One One One" sounds like Shining's more ambitious work on a superficial level, there is none of the same catharsis I felt upon hearing the band for the first time. Much of this can be attributed to the fact that Shining has focused entirely on concise songwriting. Were it not for the overzealous distortion and noisy atmosphere, many of these songs could easily be adapted for a commercial format. "I Won't Forget" is a particular favourite of mine, pairing a Motorhead-esque energy and vocal style with experimental jazz breaks and an ample dose of production noise. "My Dying Drive" is another standout piece, taking the album a step away from the chorus-centric catchiness towards darker territories. Sometimes, I get the impression with the band's adherence to such tried-and-true song structures that they're being self-aware with it, as if they're trying to see how much madness they can stir within a typical four minute song. If that's true, "One One One" stands at a half success. Shining have been able to successfully transpose their weird style onto a basic songwriting format, but in doing so, the potential of some of these ideas has been lost. Somewhere towards the halfway point of the album, I start to yearn for a change of pace; an instrumental surprise or jazz break to keep things interesting. Alas, for all of the benefits "One One One" enjoys for its concise writing mechanic, it loses some of its sense of danger and daring as a result.

Shining's style may no longer so aptly reflect their blackjazz vision, but their style remains balanced between two conflicting ideas. Moreso than the combination of metal and jazz, or any other sort of genre fusion, "One One One" feels defined by Shining's ability to two conflicting ideas at once; one comprising the album's concise, catchy songwriting, the other representing its avant-garde weirdness. I've heard that this ability to process conflicting information simultaneously can be indicative of genius. While that may be true, I do not get the impression on "One One One" that the band is playing to the extent of their potential. It was a bold move for the band to try to infuse their avant-garde sensibility with the more commercial end of rock music, but it's underwhelming in comparison to some of the band's past achievements.

SHINING Blackjazz

Album · 2010 · Avant-garde Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Just as Dodheimsgard's 666 International attempts to fuse industrial music and black metal from a black metal direction, Shining's Blackjazz tries the same experiment from the perspective of an industrial musician, and of the two experiments I think this is the more successful one. With keyboards that sound like guitars, guitars that sound like keyboards, and a wall of noise which shifts between industrial and black metal modes on a whim, the group have produced a complex soundscape with sufficient variety that there's space for a King Crimson cover at the end of the album which seems bizarrely appropriate given the howling cacophony that precedes it. Not to everyone's taste, but if it is to your taste you'll love it to bits.

SHINING Blackjazz

Album · 2010 · Avant-garde Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Triceratopsoil
Shining's BLACKJAZZ is an album that I found almost laughably bad on first listen, but I find now that it has really grown on me. I appreciate the aesthetic and the instrument tones, particularly. This "avant-garde black metal meets free jazz meets Zu" approach is a new sound for Norway's Shining (not to be mistaken for the Swedish black metal band), and I think it works quite well for them. BLACKJAZZ is a very high-energy, loud album that incorporates - along with the aforementioned genres - elements of electronic music, which end up quite interesting with distorted, growled vocals overtop.

The only track I found remotely weak was the cover of King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man; the rest of the album definitely fits with my current tastes. However, I could easily see this as a love/hate album for most people.

SHINING Movies Reviews

No SHINING movie reviews posted yet.

SHINING Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Still Life Progressive Metal
OPETH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Walküre Black Metal
WALKÜRE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Red Curse Manifesto Black Metal
EUCHARISTIC BLOOD FUNERAL
Buy this album from MMA partners
47303652367904000000 Atmospheric Black Metal
AEONUS
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online