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Niklas Kvarforth

Album: Shining – Redefining Darkness

October 22nd, 2012

Niklas Kvarforth Shining 2012 promo photo Thrash Hits

Shining
Redefining Darkness
Spinefarm Records
29 October 2012

by David Keevill

Redefining Darkness is an incredibly misleading album title. It screams of try-hard impotence and angsty but flaccid cock-surety. Even from a band who are on the dawn of releasing their eighth studio album, as Shining are, there is something unconvincing in a name that boasts its obscurity, especially against the increasingly toothless backdrop of a genre like black metal can sometimes seem like in these over-saturated times.

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