SHINING is a perfect example of how Black Metal can be impeccable and portray it’s roots taking us back to the dark, cold plains of Sweden. SHINING’s new album, ‘X – Varg Utan Flock‘ is all slated to be released on January 5th, 2018 via Season of Mist.

The track ‘Gyllene Portanas Bro’ which means ‘Golden Gate Bridge’ written by Swedish mastermind, Niklas Kvarforth has blended the beauty of Black Metal with dissonant and pessimistic atmosphere with ghastly vocals that prove to be mesmerizing. The aura and despair of this track has been perfectly incorporated to set a cold vibe throughout. The track is complimented with gloomy bass lines that add to the beauty.


He adds, “The track, ‘Gyllene Portarnas Bro’ has been in the works since 1999 and is one of the calmer moments on this record. Built around three different parts, it was originally intended for the album, ‘Livets Ändhållplats’. It was later reworked for ‘Redefining Darkness’, but it wasn’t until now that this song finally started to make sense. Lyrically, it speaks of the seduction of the human mind and spirit, the ultimate destruction of the life cycle of the one being seduced. Indeed, this track sets the mood for the violent darkness that follows.

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Written by-

Harsha Vardhan (Chief Editor/ Owner)


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