Shining - Redefining Darkness


8.1 | 134 votes |
Release date: 26 October 2012
Style: Progressive black metal

Owners:

113 have it
29 want it


01. Du, Mitt Konstverk
02. The Ghastly Silence
03. Han Som Hatar Människan
04. Hail Darkness Hail
05. Det Stora Grå
06. For The God Below

Line-up
Niklas Kvarforth - vocals
Christian "Draug" Larsson - bass
Peter Huss - guitars
Ludwig "Ludde" Witt - drums

Guest musicians
Ørjan "Ulvhedin Hoest" Stedjeberg - vocals on "Du, Mitt Konstverk"
Andreas Huss - saxophone on "The Ghastly Silence"
Robert "Rob" Caggiano - first guitar solo on "Han Som Hatar Människan"
Peter Bjärgö - backing vocals on "Hail Darkness Hail"
Olli Ahvenlahti - grand piano on "Det Stora Grå"
Anders "Andy LaRocque" Allhage - second guitar solo on "For The God Below"

Additional info
Title translations:
01. You, My Artwork
03. He Who Hates Man
05. The Great Gray

Artwork by Trine + Kim Design Studio from the minds of Kvarforth and Kim Sølve.

Recorded in Sonic Train Studios between January and March 2012.
Produced by Shining and Andy LaRocque.

I'll be honest with all of you: After albums like VI, their cover EP and worst of all: VII, I really felt that Shining didn't have it in them anymore and should just die.
I don't mind eating my words with a pound or two of shit as long as I can do it while listening to this album.

Shining is back.

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Comments: 49   Visited by: 590 users
11.06.2011 - 18:09
Krankheit
Already?
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God is busy… save yourself
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11.06.2011 - 23:18
Rating: 7
Chobo_jokeR
Hells yeah
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12.06.2011 - 01:29
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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17.06.2011 - 17:00
MechanisT
Account deleted
I hope it's "nastier" than the current album.
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29.06.2011 - 21:39
MikaelSnll
In December? Maybe a Christmas album?
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09.08.2011 - 09:32
Rating: 8
Kuroboshi
Nice to see a new album so soon.
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26.04.2012 - 03:57
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Cool.
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forever bummed out
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26.04.2012 - 11:19
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
PLEASE be better that the last two albums... I still have faith in you guys!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.06.2012 - 16:34
Rating: 10
Neiluria
Aleready ? The early bird catches the worm.
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07.08.2012 - 14:49
Rating: 9
Jiri
Gaahl? A guest? Yipee! This album just got a whole lot queerer
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07.08.2012 - 15:01
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
I expect at least one video with them making out or I'll be severely disappointed - regardless of the music.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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20.10.2012 - 19:05
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Mr. Doctor on 26.04.2012 at 11:19

PLEASE be better that the last two albums... I still have faith in you guys!


Well I'll be damn... They did it, they fucking did it right this time.
Dare I say it? Yeah... This album is their best since IV (yes, It does feels like I like it even more than V).

Shining is back. FUCK YEAH.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.10.2012 - 19:33
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
I say "Kvarforth: stop making music because you suck many kinds of fat, hairy ass at it."

This record is mediocre at very best.
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20.10.2012 - 19:43
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.10.2012 at 19:33
I say "Kvarforth: stop making music because you suck many kinds of fat, hairy ass at it."


WHAT?! What did you say?!

I can't hear you over the sound of me enjoying this album and not giving a fuck!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.10.2012 - 19:50
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Mr. Doctor on 20.10.2012 at 19:43

WHAT?! What did you say?!

I can't hear you over the sound of me enjoying this album and not giving a fuck!

The reason you can't hear me is because Shining's terrible music has permanently damaged your hearing and brain cells =P
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20.10.2012 - 19:52
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.10.2012 at 19:50
The reason you can't hear me is because Shining's terrible music has permanently damaged your hearing and brain cells =P



Nah, I just took a shower and cleaned my ears of all the earwax. But thanks for your concern though!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.10.2012 - 17:46
Slayer666
Leaked already? Sweet. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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21.10.2012 - 18:05
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Slayer666 on 21.10.2012 at 17:46

Leaked already? Sweet. Keeping my fingers crossed.


Full stream.
(Just go to the bottom)
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.10.2012 - 18:32
Rating: 4
Alex F
yeah man
This was terrible
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22.10.2012 - 22:15
Slayer666
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.10.2012 at 18:05

Full stream.
(Just go to the bottom)


Thanks a bunch, mate.
I'm not really sure what to think of this, to be honest. It kinda feels like it tries too hard to be V, but V it is not....
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22.10.2012 - 22:18
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Slayer666 on 22.10.2012 at 22:15
I'm not really sure what to think of this, to be honest. It kinda feels like it tries too hard to be V, but V it is not....


To me it's just as good if not better but I'm aware I'm pretty alone here (except Der probably).

But it's clear for me that this album is way better than both VI and VII. That's already nice news for me. The chugga chugga riffs I hated on VII only appear once in the last song and Kvarforth understood how to use his cleans.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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24.10.2012 - 03:37
Rating: 7
Chobo_jokeR
I definitely don't love it, but it isn't terrible either. Decent enough release.
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26.10.2012 - 14:30
Bomzas
I guess old Shining fans can stop worrying about this band. VII: Född Förlorare and Redefining Darkness is just a horrible example of how the band can change from misanthropic Within Deep Dark Chambers to mtv modern metal like RD
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26.10.2012 - 19:11
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Bomzas on 26.10.2012 at 14:30

I guess old Shining fans can stop worrying about this band. VII: Född Förlorare and Redefining Darkness is just a horrible example of how the band can change from misanthropic Within Deep Dark Chambers to mtv modern metal like RD


I'm a rare breed then. I'm an old fan... Love everything from I to V... disliked VI... HATED VII, yet somehow I like this one a lot. Hahahahaha
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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27.10.2012 - 02:52
Rating: 10
Korah
All of you talk about being a Shining fan but you can't really understand the entire dimension of the band. I love EVERY Shining album. I would say the V: Halmstad is the better for the compositions and the reflection of the band's identity. And the VII: Född Förlorare is just a masterpiece because he's the most impregnated, the one which can take your feeling and go away forever. Just look at the cover. These three guys are not on lamentations as you think, they are crying for the beauty. EACH Shining album is a part of the puzzle. Redefining Darkness is one of them, you just have to find his path. Just listen it more than two times before rating it by 4 or 5. The cover will always talk for the album, don't forget it.
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Don't cry for my English
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27.10.2012 - 17:17
Rating: 9
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
Written by Korah on 27.10.2012 at 02:52

All of you talk about being a Shining fan but you can't really understand the entire dimension of the band. I love EVERY Shining album. I would say the V: Halmstad is the better for the compositions and the reflection of the band's identity. And the VII: Född Förlorare is just a masterpiece because he's the most impregnated, the one which can take your feeling and go away forever. Just look at the cover. These three guys are not on lamentations as you think, they are crying for the beauty. EACH Shining album is a part of the puzzle. Redefining Darkness is one of them, you just have to find his path. Just listen it more than two times before rating it by 4 or 5. The cover will always talk for the album, don't forget it.


Couldn't have said it better myself. Still, I think Född Förlorare was not as solid as their previous works, despite being quite good.
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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27.10.2012 - 17:24
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
"the cover will always talk for the album"

Drivel
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27.10.2012 - 17:41
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.10.2012 at 17:24

"the cover will always talk for the album"

Drivel


Dude... you just can't understand their entire DIMENSION... Like.... DUUUUUUDE.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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27.10.2012 - 18:02
Rating: 10
Neiluria
Written by Korah on 27.10.2012 at 02:52

All of you talk about being a Shining fan but you can't really understand the entire dimension of the band. I love EVERY Shining album. I would say the V: Halmstad is the better for the compositions and the reflection of the band's identity. And the VII: Född Förlorare is just a masterpiece because he's the most impregnated, the one which can take your feeling and go away forever. Just look at the cover. These three guys are not on lamentations as you think, they are crying for the beauty. EACH Shining album is a part of the puzzle. Redefining Darkness is one of them, you just have to find his path. Just listen it more than two times before rating it by 4 or 5. The cover will always talk for the album, don't forget it.


I fully share this opinion!
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27.10.2012 - 21:19
spip
Written by Korah on 27.10.2012 at 02:52

All of you talk about being a Shining fan but you can't really understand the entire dimension of the band. I love EVERY Shining album. I would say the V: Halmstad is the better for the compositions and the reflection of the band's identity. And the VII: Född Förlorare is just a masterpiece because he's the most impregnated, the one which can take your feeling and go away forever. Just look at the cover. These three guys are not on lamentations as you think, they are crying for the beauty. EACH Shining album is a part of the puzzle. Redefining Darkness is one of them, you just have to find his path. Just listen it more than two times before rating it by 4 or 5. The cover will always talk for the album, don't forget it.



I agree!

This album smashes!
this album puts the items of the old and new shining. It is a fusion of both. it is not as good as the V or VII, but worth the VI.
I put a 9.5 rounded to catch these notes shameful, 4 or 5.
sorry for my english.
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