8: Shining - VII: Född Förlorare

2011-12-07 05:27:10 by johan

Född Förlorare Things are not always as they appear, last time I had Shining on my best of list they made number five, this year they're number eight. As such one would assume that this years album is inferior to the last, one could hardly be more wrong. VII: Född Förlorare is a huge improvement over 2009's VI: Klagopsalmer, while I liked the previous one quite a lot, it was just always a bit off, with VII: Född Förlorare it somehow feels a bit more like Shining again. That said it's not Shining of old, and I do wish they'd just dirty it up a bit and get back to some of the complete misery of the earlier albums.



5: Shining - VI - Klagopsalmer

2009-12-08 16:16:33 by johan

VI 0 Klagopsalmer Shining has with each release progressed further from their black metal roots to something more akin to a black / dark rock band. I've slowly come to accept it, though I still hold their second album as my favorite. Despite that I like this, I like it a lot, probably not as good as "V - Halmstad", but quite logically the next step. I already look forward to "VII - Född Förlorare" due out early 2010.

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