Originally Posted by Cerulean
Have you listened to IV? It's their last good album imo. I still can't believe I wasted my money on V, VI and VII...
Yes, and I like that one as well. But I think the poppy and progressive tendencies of V and VII do wonders to Shining's depressive black metal, even though the combination sounds odd on paper indeed. Since you prefer the older style, I would expect you to like VI too.