Shining's fifth recorded depression is no less than a monument of beauty in blackness and ghostly shades. The band displays a mix between sheer heaviness and sublime atmospheric moments, with a special mention to the amazing acoustic guitar work delivering eerie melodies as well as masterclass skills. Shining V is truly one of a kind.
The record plays like the soundtrack to a psychological disintegration. Transcending the black metal genre with complex arrangements and sample-ridden layering, Shining drive their bleakest peers into a dark corner to shiver until the record ends." Unrestrained!
"One of the most memorably disturbing, yet mesmerizing black metal albums to be released this year..."" - BW&BK"