Season of Mist
Shining - IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends 2LP
Released by Season of Mist. Description from the label. Heavy metal has it's share of infamous outlaws. Ozzy. Axl. Nikki Sixx. Manson. As black metal enters it's third decade, SHINING's Niklas Kvarforth continues to be its leading Agent Provocateur; inciting as much consternation among the "true" as he does fanaticism among the soon-to-be soiled minds of his growing legions of devotees. Kvarforth's antics, opinions, and sometimes mere presence is accompanied by the gnashing teeth and wailing, tone-deaf opinions of the self-proclaimed genre "elite". In the true rock and roll outlaw spirit, Kvarforth's SHINING adds yet more fuel to the fire with their brazen new album 'IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends'. An altogether moodier, more reflective album than the bands previous works, the album eschews much of the genre standard fare for epic tracks whose weight come from raw emotion over dropped tunings and studio trickery. An epic, unmissable beast of an album, 'IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' delivers nothing less than a lethal dose of perception-shattering madness from the genres most polarizing band.