SHINING
Black Metal / Alternative Metal • Sweden

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Shining is a Swedish black metal band originally formed back in 1996 by Niklas Kvarforth. Their lyrical themes are based on depression, suicide and angst, and their live performances contain large amounts of self-mutilation that they invite the audience to take part in.
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SHINING albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 4.22 | 3 ratings
I: Within Deep Dark Chambers
Black Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 3.66 | 4 ratings
II: Livets Ändhållplats
Black Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 3.37 | 6 ratings
III: Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie
Black Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 4.11 | 8 ratings
IV: The Eerie Cold
Black Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 4.28 | 11 ratings
V: Halmstad
Black Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 3.85 | 9 ratings
VI: Klagopsalmer
Black Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 3.82 | 10 ratings
VII: Född Förlorare
Black Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 4.09 | 5 ratings
Redefining Darkness
Black Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
8 ½ – Feberdrömmar i vaket tillstånd
Black Metal 2013

SHINING EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Submit to Selfdestruction
Black Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Dolorian / Shining
Black Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
The Sinister Alliance
Black Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 1.50 | 2 ratings
Shining / Den Saakaldte
Black Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Lots of Girls Gonna Get Hurt
Alternative Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shining / Alfahanne
Black Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shining / Monumentum
Black Metal 2013
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In the Eerie Cold Where All the Witches Dance
Black Metal 2013

SHINING live albums

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

SHINING boxset & compilations

.. Album Cover 2.56 | 3 ratings
The Darkroom Sessions
Black Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Through Years of Oppression
Black Metal 2004

SHINING singles (1)

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3.00 | 1 ratings
Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel
Black Metal 2011

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SHINING VI: Klagopsalmer

Album · 2009 · Black Metal
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Klagopsalmer finds Shining persisting with the musical approach they'd adopted on Halmstad, and whilst it doesn't quite feel as fresh as it did on that album, it's still nice to hear them really going to town on embellishing the quieter sections of their loud/quiet blueprint. Shining could probably be accused of sticking to their basic formula once again, but the additions to the formula attained during the Halmstad era have clearly stuck, and consequently their sound still feels moderately refreshed here. I don't think this album is the equal of Halmstad, which I would personally recommend to most listeners as their starting point in exploring the miserable world of Shining, but it's not bad either.

SHINING V: Halmstad

Album · 2007 · Black Metal
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Emerging in the wake of the whole "Ghoul" debacle (in which Kvarforth and Shining tried their best to convince the world that Kvarforth had committed suicide without ever directly stating it for the sake of plausible deniability when the sham was revealed), V: Halmstad reveals a rejuvenated and refreshed Shining. It's not that their formula has radically changed here, but the application of the formula is masterful and compelling. In particular, the band have clearly honed their skills when it comes to the quieter instrumental sections, and the tightened up sound there really helps the compositions hang together. If Kvarforth needed to pull a tasteless prank on the black metal scene in order to produce this album, I'm inclined to forgive him when the results are this good.

SHINING IV: The Eerie Cold

Album · 2005 · Black Metal
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With some of its calmer tracks approaching post-rock territory (complete with found audio snippets a la Godspeed You Black Emperor), Shining's fourth album is a confident application of what had by this point become a tightly optimised blueprint. It's a solid work, though it still doesn't quite represent a major creative breakthrough in the band's music; if anything, it risks creating the impression that the band were stuck in a rut at this point and only just about manages to avoid this. You have to wonder whether Kvarforth's infamous "Ghoul" stunt that followed the release of this album wasn't at least in part motivated by a desire to shake off the cobwebs and do something a little different.

SHINING II: Livets Ändhållplats

Album · 2001 · Black Metal
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Shining's second album is in most respects a reiteration of the formula of their debut, once again offering desperate scrabbling outbursts of black metal in between despairing acoustic passages. The main development here over Within Deep Dark Chambers is in a mildly greater level of polish to the production, and a deadening of the fury of the black metal sections, sinking even deeper into the melancholy, lethargic atmosphere that makes these early albums of theirs a simultaneously fascinating and worrying listen. By the end of the listen most listeners will feel that Kvarforth is badly in need of a hug; whether you consider this a positive or not is probably key to whether the whole "depressive black metal" concept is for you or not.

SHINING I: Within Deep Dark Chambers

Album · 2000 · Black Metal
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Shining's debut album mashes up Burzumesque black metal with gloomy, doomy riffs and subject matter to create a sonic journey down into the deepest vaults of depression. There's a certain lifelessness to the album which would be a detriment to most circumstances but works well to evoke the misery they are aiming for - this is music which has to make a conscious effort just to get out of bed and face the day, and is always half-tempted to grab a handful of sleeping pills and not get up at all. Niklas Kvarforth is, of course, still with us (the unspeakably silly Ghoul incident notwithstanding) so clearly the process of making this music is therapeutic to a certain extent, and when I'm in the right mood it's an intriguing and maudlin experience, though I wouldn't want to listen to it too much if I were actually in a major grump.

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