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|3.0 good||zaruyache | January 11th 18|
Shining need to cut the dramatic nonsense and stick to blasting and their trademark heavy grooving riffs, but even with their standard silliness rVarg Utan Flock" is still a fairly competent black metal record. I've never been huge on Shining and their silliness, but this is fairly good.
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|3.0 good||Robert Davis CONTRIBUTOR | January 6th 18|
The second song is terrible on this album, but then both covers at the end as well as "Jag Ar din Fiende" and "Mot Aokigahara" are really good, well-written in my opinion. Overall, it's an album that fares just above average weighing the inconcistency of it all.
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|4.5 superb||TheRealTruth | January 8th 19|
Just for "han som lurar inom" I would give it 4.5. It's just an absolutely eminent song... My fucking god that bass
|3.0 good||cjbizzlebizzle | February 7th 18|
This album kind of feels like B-sides to their previous release. Kvarforth still comes through with his powerful vocals and actually does really well in the cover tracks but on the whole the record feels like more of the same with less powerful songwriting on the whole. It also feels like Shining has missed the mark on the depressive black metal shtick here as the production just feels too... shiny. The album has a lot of mammoth ShiningTM riffs, angry gut wrenching vocals, ominous dramatics and quite a few memorable moments but as a whole it feels forgettable and really doesn't warrant a lot of repeat listens. Solid for BM fans and those looking for something early on in 2018 but a step down from their last releases.
|1.0 awful||EasterInTheBatcave | January 26th 18|
Watered-down, crystal-clear depressive black metal record that completely misses the point of the genre. This comes off disingenuous; a misguided, perhaps nefarious, attempt to commercialize a genre that has no business being distorted as such.
|3.0 good||Coast | January 23rd 19|
|2.0 poor||bbm | April 25th 18|
|4.0 excellent||madtwoo | March 7th 18|
|1.5 very poor||Wizard | January 24th 18|
|4.0 excellent||Maco097 | January 14th 18|
|2.5 average||GhostK | January 12th 18|
|3.0 good||Willie STAFF | January 10th 18|
|3.0 good||Dewinged CONTRIBUTOR | January 8th 18|
|3.0 good||paheru | January 6th 18|
|3.0 good||friv | January 5th 18|
|4.0 excellent||h e l l | January 4th 18|
|1.5 very poor||Elynna | January 3rd 18|
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