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 Post subject: 'Shining - Halmstad (#3848)'
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 2:17 pm 
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Shining - Halmstad
Depressive Black Metal
Quoted: 90 / 100


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 3:47 pm 
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I never could get into this band. They've always had some great musicians in their lineup but somehow it doesn't work for me. I'll give this one a try as I did with all the others.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:07 pm 
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Are there any other bands they could be compared to? I'm really not sure if I want to check this out or not.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 4:02 pm 
I think they are fairly unique, but if you heard Death - Pierce Me by Swedish Silencer, it might be comparable in spirit.


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Didn't Kvarforth go completely batshitzania or something. In terms of depressive BM, would this be more like Xasthur, or a bit more metalish like Leviathan.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:09 pm 
Mintrude wrote:
Didn't Kvarforth go completely batshitzania or something. In terms of depressive BM, would this be more like Xasthur, or a bit more metalish like Leviathan.


Yes he disappeared for a while, and his friend thought he committed suicide. I do not think this is like either, at least Halmstad is not. It is almost not metallish at all in many spots, but not a "fuzzed out voice coming from the cellar" which is often Xasthur for me. But there are spots on Halmstad, where riffs are riffs. If you really ask me nicely, I can make an mp3 of one track and send it to you in a PM.


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They set out a rumor about Kvarforth disappearing and being replaced by a new guy called Ghoul. Ghoul later turned out to be Kvarforth.

What a bunch of wankers. I wish some of these "suicidal black metal" bands would practice what they preach.


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If you really ask me nicely, I can make an mp3 of one track and send it to you in a PM.


please please please pretty please could you make an Mp3 of one track and PM it to me?


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Alex@MetalReviews.com wrote:
I think they are fairly unique, but if you heard Death - Pierce Me by Swedish Silencer, it might be comparable in spirit.


Death - Pierce Me is a wonderful album. Me and a friend were listening the other day and he fell asleep during the acoustic part at the beginning and then he had a rude awakening when the guy screams his lungs out and the guitars kick in. He was like OMFG and almost fell off thew couch. He said some guy came out of the dark and screamed in his face in his dream. Fun fun!


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Death - Pierce Me is a wonderful album. Me and a friend were listening the other day and he fell asleep during the acoustic part at the beginning and then he had a rude awakening when the guy screams his lungs out and the guitars kick in. He was like OMFG and almost fell off thew couch. He said some guy came out of the dark and screamed in his face in his dream. Fun fun!


:lol: . I need to get that album, even though the guy's voice is really weird.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:38 am 
Mintrude wrote:
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If you really ask me nicely, I can make an mp3 of one track and send it to you in a PM.


please please please pretty please could you make an Mp3 of one track and PM it to me?


Let me know the e-mail address I should be sending it to. next time I am in Wales you will buy me beer.


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While not as good as Forgotten Tomb, Shining tends to get overlooked because of the stupid stuff the front man does on occasion. In particular, ignore the ridiculous rant that opened "The Eerie Cold" and the suicide nonsense and this band does a good job of mixing black/doom metal with slightly proggish rock. I loved the riffage on "Besvikelsens Dystra Monotoni" Nice review, decent album. 82/100 from me.


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Let me know the e-mail address I should be sending it to. next time I am in Wales you will buy me beer.


A PM is on it's way. I'm not old enough to buy you beer! :sad:


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 7:49 pm 
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Let me know the e-mail address I should be sending it to. next time I am in Wales you will buy me beer.


A PM is on it's way. I'm not old enough to buy you beer! :sad:


I will send you an MP3 this weekend. I guess you will show me around Wales instead, if I make it over there.


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I just listened to this and got really suprised. I always ignored Shining because i thought Niklas (or whatever his name is) was such an idiot.

I get a small Opeth-feeling when listening to this record, and is ALWAYS a good thing. :dio:


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That cover's awesome. :dio:

Just for that I'll need to listen to this band.


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Beautiful album.


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This album's OK. The singer has an interesting thing going on but the "progressive" quiet parts come off as generic or tacky to me... I've heard their lyrics are awful, and judging from the samples of people talking in english I'm not surprised


btw is it possible to listen to Silencer's singer without laughing? :blink:


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btw is it possible to listen to Silencer's singer without laughing? :blink:


Not for me, it isn't. He sounds like Judge Doom after he gets sprayed with Dip.


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btw is it possible to listen to Silencer's singer without laughing?


I like his voice. He sounds completely insane.


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