Subject: 7: Shining - X - Varg Utan Flock From: .jh Date: 2018-12-18T15:58:00Z Tags: music blog best\ of best\ of\ 2018 Shining X\ -\ Varg\ Utan\ Flock 2018 ![X - Varg Utan Flock](/gfx/678845.jpg) I'm not sure what it was about 2018 but quite a few bands came out with albums which while on their own perhaps were not spectacular but they were huge improvements over previous output. Shining is a good example of this _X - Varg Utan Flock_ is probably the best overall album since _V - Halmstad_ which came out over ten years ago. Now I've liked some of his output in the intervening years but mostly it's been a song here and there, for the first time in a long time we have a whole album of decent songs. While they keep at their mostly black n' roll as they've been doing for a few years now there are a few more passages which brings back some of the older days. Just enough to keep it interesting. [Shining](https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Shining/2256) ---