Tag Archives: Shining

28
Jul

Weekly Dose of Metal: Shining

The weekly dose is dying a fairly long and painful death, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to let it end with some kind of dignity. No, I’m going to drag it on until the day I become so bored with it, I find myself sticking needles in my eyes.

Speaking of self harm, this week’s dosage is from a band we’ve posted about before. It’s none other than self-mutilating, suicide endorsing, black metal genius’s, Shining.

When fellow DoM writer Guido suggested this band to me, I wasn’t expecting a whole lot. Not that Guido has bad taste, on the contrary his taste is amazing. The problem, however, was that I’ve never been a huge black metal fan and that, in addition, I have kind of lost faith in modern metal, at least to a certain extent.

Shining are more than just your typical black metal band though. Much more. Here you have a band that are absolute masters of their craft, have more dynamics than Opeth, and are kings of songwriting. The majority of the band’s songs deal with depression (at least I think they do. I can’t understand Swedish).

Listen to ‘Längtar bort från mitt hjärta’ taken from 2007’s V: Halmstad and you’ll understand exactly what I mean. The piano sections accompanied by a woman crying in pain, having lost all hope, is one of the most power things I’ve heard recently in music.


15
Jul

Friday Top 10: Notorious acts

It’s a late Friday evening, which means whilst everyone else is out either getting laid or getting drunk, I’m once again stuck inside, writing for Dose of Metal and publishing this week’s Friday Top 10.

Metal as a genre is undoubtedly one that is full of controversies, stories of self-mutilation, murder, drugs and religious intolerance. Sure, these are often unjustified criticisms directed at the genre by conservative morons, and I am by no means trying to play into these idiots’ hands, but the purpose of this Top 10 is going to revel in some of the “edgier” sides of Metal.

So if you’re interested in reading about some of the more controversial, notorious and outrageous Rock and Metal acts, then just make the motherfucking jump.


25
May

Shining release first music video

I certainly fell in love with Shining’s music over the past couple of months and I can’t wait for the forthcoming 7th album VII: Född Förlorare.

You can watch Shining’s first ever music video, for the song ‘Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel,’ above or the uncensored version of the video after the jump. Be warned, it included scenes of self-mutilation and drug usage.

Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth has the following to say about the video:

“We know we are going to get heavily criticised for some of the scenes but it’s nothing more than you will see as soon as you switch on a television or watch a movie, or walk down a city street come to that. But we’re Shining and it’s always open season on Shining when it comes to people who have neither understood, nor taken the time to try and understand, where the band is coming from”

Read the full press-release here.

And now, if you’re not a wuss, watch the uncensored music video of ‘Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel’ after the jump.


10
Apr

Weak Recap: The Big Fourth

Jagshemash!

Welcome to yet another Weak Recap. Last week, Mark did me, so this week I’ll be returning the favor. We’re also taking turns interviewing each other. As usual, we’re looking back at the week’s most important headlines. Why? Because repetition is the mother of all learning. And it’s also a pretty easy way to make another post without being original at all.

Make the jump to get reminded of how awesome we were throughout the week.


6
Apr

Shining release new song

Sweden’s Shining recently left their previous label, which held back the release of their 7th album ‘VII: Född Förlorare.’

And now that they’re signed to a new label (read the first link), they finally released the first song of their upcoming album and it’s called ‘Förtvivlan Min Arvedel’. Listen to it below. Personally, I like it, even though it’s much softer than their previous material and I was expecting something heavier.

Also, is it just me or does the acoustic part sound just like the acoustic part of ‘Yttligare Ett Steg Närmare Total Jävla Utfrysning’ off of ‘V: Halmstad’? Judge for yourself (The part I mean starts around 1:17 on this song and at around 3:26 on the song below).


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