SHINING - VI / Klagopsalmer (12" Gatefold DOUBLE LP on Bronze Vinyl)
Sweden | Black
Controversy may follow SHINING wherever they go, but one thing is for sure, there is nothing controversial about the brilliance of the Niklas Kvarforth's writing, and the skill of SHINING's musicianship. And never are these attributes more clearly demonstrated than on the band's sixth album "VI/ Klagopsalmer". SHINING has always been a band that goes beyond the accepted definitions of black metal, and "VI/ Klagopsalmer" is perhaps a little closer to the definition than its predecessors; closer, but by no means shackled by any restrictions that definition imposes. Always original and innovative, and unafraid to push the envelope, this is Niklas Kvarforth and SHINING and at their darkest, most aggressive and sinister best.