genre : black metal
similar bands :Opeth, Murmuure, Totalselfhatred, Valborg, A Forest of Stars
origin : Sweden
strong spot : originality
weak spot : I'd prefer more new elements
Shining are back with a new album. If you liked their previous ones, I am sure you won't be dissapointed. My only objection is that this one does not showcase a wide range of new elements but sounds a bit stale and stubborn. Even so, it is a very good album with plenty of good black metal riffs, melody when needed and a large dose of schizophrenia. This guys' vocals are really expressive and passionate.
8,5 out of 10 goatheads
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