Shining III: Angst on 180g LP
Swedish act Shining was formed by Niklas ‘Kvarforth’ Olsson in 1996. Already with a developed sense of
direction to his compositions and expression of wholly negative outlook and emotion, Niklas created some
utterly oppressive material for debut release, Submit to Self-Destruction EP in 1998, when he was still only 14 years old.
Angst was Shining’s third album, originally released in 2002. A development of composition was clearly evident here, working in more subtle twists and complexities to the sinister and wholly oppressive suicidal black metal. The work of Shining is intended to reflect the dark and destructive side of the world and human nature. The album was recorded by Tommy Tägtgren at The Abyss Studios (Immortal, Marduk & Dimmu Borgir), the famous Swedish recording studio run by Peter Tägtgren.
As is somewhat a trademark of the Shining sound, the album retains a hypnotic quality to the riffs mixed with unsettling vocal anguish, along with acoustic passages and expertly handled lead guitar lines. This was also the first Shining album to feature the legendary Hellhammer (Mayhem) on drums. This edition of III – Angst is presented on 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl.
Shining III - Angst Track Listing:
1. Morda Dig Sjalv...
2. Svart Industriell Olycka
3. Sjalvdestruktivitetens Emissarie
4. Submit To Self-destruction
5. Till Minne Av Daghen
6. Fields Of Faceless