Shining - Animal - Album Review
Shining - Animal - Album Review8
Shining - Animal - Album Review8
Shining - Animal - Album Review8
Shining - Animal - Album Review8
Shining - Animal - Album Review8
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Founded in 1999 and hailing from Norway, Shining have moved passed their Black Metal, Jazz-Metal, Extreme Metal sound, ditched the saxophone and reinvented themselves for the release of Animal. Shining are now a more accessible band, having shaken off any remnants of their history to go in a completely new direction, which includes electro-pop influences as they provide us with 10 songs of Party Rock.

The album is filled with tracks that are radio ready and will undoubtably gain them some huge airplay and new fans as they take the turn toward Party Rock whilst still retaining some heavy riffs and the occasional gravelly vocal. Shining now have anthemic sounding tracks where it is easy to imagine the crowd jumping in unison.

Album title track ‘Animal’ is the prime example of this as the riffs and electro combine to create huge sounding tracks that will get the party started and everyone moving, swiftly followed by ‘Church’ which continues the Party Rock with huge sing along songs, that have a tinge of angst whilst being fun sounding.

‘Smash It Up’ is more Rock based is quicker, guitar lead track which will please those who prefer a lack of fusion with the Electro-pop styles however the styles soon combine again with the following track ‘When I’m Gone’

The sound of the album is such a shift from what we are used to with Shining that in many ways approaching this new sound as a new band may be the best way to give it a fair chance, because when you get passed that initial confusion, its pretty good.

The guitars are there, they are heavy, they are fun and they are the basis for some Party Rock bangers.

 

Ed Ford

 

 

Animal is released October 19th 2018 via Spinefarm Records.

Track Listing

  1. Take Me
  2. Animal
  3. My Church
  4. Fight Song
  5. When The Lights Go Out
  6. Smash It Up
  7. When I’m Gone
  8. Everything Dies
  9. End
  10. Hole In The Sky Feat. Linnea DalePre-order now:- https://shining.lnk.to/animal
  11. SHINING EUROPEAN TOUR DATESOCT 19 – HULEN – BERGEN – NORWAYOCT 20 – HØVLERIET – HAUGESUND – NORWAY

    OCT 25 – TOU SCENE – STAVANGER – NORWAY

    OCT 26 – ØSTSIA – KRISTIANSAND – NORWAY

    OCT 27 – PARKTEATRET – OSLO – NORWAY

    NOV 4 – SATAN’S HOLLOW – MANCHESTER – UK

    NOV 5 – THE UNDERWORLD – LONDON – UK

    NOV 7 – BOTANIQUE – BRUSSELS – BELGIUM

    NOV 8 – LE FERRAILLEUR – NANTES – FRANCE

    NOV 9 – BACKSTAGE BY THE MILL – PARIS – FRANCE

    NOV 11 – REX – TOULOUSE – FRANCE

    NOV 12 – CARACOL – MADRID – SPAIN

    NOV 13 – BÓVEDA – BARCELONA – SPAIN

    NOV 16 – LEGEND CLUB – MILAN – ITALY

    NOV 17 – TRAFFIC CLUB – ROME – ITALY

    NOV 18 – CYCLE CLUB – CALANZANO (FI) – ITALY

    NOV 19 – VIPER ROOM – VIENNA – AUSTRIA

    NOV 20 – REFLEKTOR – TIMISOARA – ROMANIA

    NOV 21 – FABRICA – BUCHAREST – ROMANIA

    NOV 22 – /FORM SPACE – CLUJ-NAPOCA – ROMANIA

    NOV 25 – LOGO – HAMBURG – GERMANY

    NOV 26 – CASSIOPEIA – BERLIN – GERMANY

    NOV 27 – DAS BETT – FRANKFURT – GERMANY

    NOV 28 – BACKSTAGE – MUNICH – GERMANY

    NOV 29 – DÜRER KERT 041 – BUDAPEST – HUNGARY

    DEC 1 – WINTER METAL DAYS – BOHINJSKA BISTRICA – SLOVENIA

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