One One One by Shining from Norway is a great album – in fact, it’s in our The Quietus Albums Of The Year So Far chart. However, it is in the live arena where they really come into their own. On record they are (currently) an industrial death metal band with progressive and jazz leanings but on stage they kick at the perimeters of these areas so hard that they cease having much in the way of meaning. I’ve seen Shining twice this year and both gigs, for different reasons, rank as some of the most energising and nerve frazzling I’ve seen.
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