Just posting this as a PSA for anyone who runs into the same problems as I did, this mod is incompatible with the mod pack Nevermine 3: Forgotten Worlds. When enabling most shaderpacks, you get a black screen. This is due to an old version of the Stellar Skies mod included in the pack. If you're connecting to a server, its unfortunately required, but if playing singleplayer, you can just disable the mod.
Hope this helps others with my problem.