Saturday, 3 January 2009

Black, violent and depressing

This is Shining. Their last album Halmstad begins with a song called Ytterligare ett steg närmare total jävla utfrysning (Yet Another Step Towards Complete Fucking Desolation) !! And here are the first words, a little poem before the screaming:

As I was going up the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there,
He wasn't there again today,
I wish, I wish he'd go away.

This is the beginning of Antigonish, a 1899 poem by William Hughes Mearns. That, with the arrangement of the Beethoven Moonlight sonata, is only an example on how well they are able to mix classical influences with raw black metal.


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