Review: Dynazty – The Dark Delight

AFM Records (April 3rd 2020)

Reviewer: Stephen Brophy

Dynazty are a band that manage to continue to put out very regular output while still retaining a freshness. ‘The Dark Delight‘ is the Swedes 7th studio album and once again it’s a real cross genre affair, blending hard/melodic Rock with Power Metal, and interesting mix for me that they always seem to get right in the balance. There is no doubting their caliber as musicians, but because of other projects they work on it is perhaps a surprise that they can manage to continue to put so much effort into Dynazty, but long may it continue.

This time around there are 12 tracks on offer, and so many of these are just excellent, with opener ‘Presence Of Mind‘ setting the tone for what’s the follow. There is a power right through this album that just picks you up and carries you along, when you have listened to it for a period of time it just seems to be getting better and better in your head. For me the production on this one just makes everything shine, the power of the vocals delivered by Nils Molin ( also Amaranthe) to the sharpness of the guitars be it the crunching riff’s to the soaring solos or monstrous drumming, but as with most albums that live long in the memory I don’t find anything over powering in the mix. So not only talented musicians, but they produced the album themselves showing there’s no shortage of talent in that department either, Jacob Hansen’s mixing skills keep everything tight and vibrant.

Highlights for me are the excellent gritty ‘Paradise Of The Architect‘ which just rips along with  powerful drumming creating that backdrop beautifully. Alongside the wonderful ‘Heartless Madness‘ and beautiful balladesque ‘Hologram‘ that lifts from a quiet start to once again that powerful mid section, something about these tracks that has the ability to continue to hold your attention. ‘Heartless Madness‘ was one of the lead singles for the album and that’s no surprise, it is so upbeat, European Power Metal for sure, so melodic wonderful swathes of screaming solos and a track you can almost feel people moving to in live venue.  The title track closes things out in style, but there are a bunch of top songs here, really well written an put together.

This really is a cracking album from a band that continues to deliver, but this one is a bit special, it continues to bring you back to listen again and again, and not like many albums to one specific song. Tempo changes and style differences make the feel of different tracks seem miles apart, but at the same time it doesn’t ruin the flow of the album. Having a vocalist with the talents of Nils is of course a massive bonus, but everyone steps up on this release and again it’s an album you should immerse yourself in, let it wash over you, so far it’s my album of the year to date and in our current strange World this is a perfect album to stick on your mobile device and listen to while on your daily exercise routine, at the moment I tend to get out for a 5km walk and it’s the perfect companion to lift the pace to. Don’t miss out on this release, music is a passion to hold dear right now, pick this one up it’s a classy piece of work.

 

 

Dynazty have released their new single ‘Waterfall‘, the third track to be taken from new album ‘The Dark Delight‘ out 3rd April on AFM Records.

Formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, Dynazty has since released 6 albums in a mere 10 year window. Straying from their early days of 80’s influenced Hardrock, the band has developed and refined their sound into something that merges the modern metal scene with the past, crafting something wholly unique.

Today the band is comprised of highly respected and sought after musicians, active on the metal scene in more than one way. Bassist Jonathan Olsson can also be seen in both LINDEMANN and PAIN, guitarist Love Magnusson and drummer Georg Härnsten Egg frequently tours with rock legends such as Dee Snyder and Joe Lynn Turner.
Guitarist Mikael Lavér has been featured with both LINDEMANN and Joe Lynn Turner, while singer Nils Molin can be heard and seen around the globe with the ever rising star of fellow Swedish band AMARANTHE.

Dynazty are now on April 3rd set to release their biggest and most engrossing album yet – ‘THE DARK DELIGHT’. Singer Nils Molin says about the album:
”We pulled out all the stops, pulled no punches and held nothing back on this one. ‘The Dark Delight‘ is the complete vision of what this band has always wanted to be”.
Spearheaded by the first single/music video ‘Presence Of Mind‘, Dynazty enters the new decade with a bang.

Line up:

Nils Molin (vox)

Love Magnusson (guitar)

George Egg (drums)

Mikael Lavér (guitar)

Jonathan Olsson (bass)

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Dynazty have released their new melodic rock single ‘Heartless Madness‘, this is the second track taken from their upcoming album ‘The Dark Delight‘, due for release on 3rd April on AFM Records.

Formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, Dynazty has since released 6 albums in a mere 10 year window. Straying from their early days of 80’s influenced Hard rock, the band has developed and refined their sound into something that merges the modern metal scene with the past, crafting something wholly unique.

Today the band is comprised of highly respected and sought after musicians, active on the metal scene in more than one way. Bassist Jonathan Olsson can also be seen in both Lindemann and Pain, guitarist Love Magnusson and drummer Georg Härnsten Egg frequently tours with rock legends such as Dee Snider and Joe Lynn Turner.
Guitarist Mikael Lavér has been featured with both Lindemann and Joe Lynn Turner, while singer Nils Molin can be heard and seen around the globe with the ever rising star of fellow Swedish band Amaranthe.

Dynazty are now on April 3rd set to release their biggest and most engrossing album yet – ‘The Dark Delight‘. Singer Nils Molin says about the album:
We pulled out all the stops, pulled no punches and held nothing back on this one. ‘The Dark Delight‘ is the complete vision of what this band has always wanted to be“.
Spearheaded by the first single/music video ‘Presence Of Mind‘, Dynazty enters the new decade with a bang.

Line up:

Nils Molin (vox)

Love Magnusson (guitar)

George Egg (drums)

Mikael Lavér (guitar)

Jonathan Olsson (bass)

Official Website

Facebook 

Twitter 

DYNAZTY release their new single ‘Presence Of Mind’ on January 30th, this is the first track taken from their upcoming album ‘The Dark Delight‘, due for release on 3rd April on AFM Records.

Presence Of Mind‘ showcases the raw nature of our band and is just the kind of groovy and melodic onslaught of a song we always wanted to release as a first single”.

Formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, DYNAZTY has since released 6 albums in a mere 10 year window.Straying from their early days of 80’s influenced Hard rock, the band has developed and refined their sound into something that merges the modern metal scene with the past, crafting something wholly unique.

Today the band is comprised of highly respected and sought after musicians, active on the metal scene in more than one way. Bassist Jonathan Olsson can also be seen in both LINDEMANN and PAIN, guitarist Love Magnusson and drummer Georg Härnsten Egg frequently tours with rock legends such as Dee Snider and Joe Lynn Turner.
Guitarist Mikael Lavér has been featured with both LINDEMANN and Joe Lynn Turner, while singer Nils Molin can be heard and seen around the globe with the ever rising star of fellow Swedish band AMARANTHE.

DYNAZTY are now on April 3rd set to release their biggest and most engrossing album yet – ‘The Dark Delight‘. Singer Nils Molin says about the album:
We pulled out all the stops, pulled no punches and held nothing back on this one. THE DARK DELIGHT is the complete vision of what this band has always wanted to be”.
Spearheaded by the first single/music video ‘Presence Of Mind‘, DYNAZTY enters the new decade with a bang.

Line up:

Nils Molin (vox)

Love Magnusson (guitar)

George Egg (drums)

Mikael Lavér (guitar)

Jonathan Olsson (bass)

Official Website

Facebook

Twitter 

Swedish melodic metal band Dynazty announced new album release ”THE DARK DELIGHT” on April 3rd via AFM Records!

First single ‘Presence Of Mind‘ out on January 30th.

Formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, Dynazty has since released 6 albums in a mere 10 year window.
Straying from their early days of 80’s influenced Hardrock, the band has developed and refined their sound into something that merges the modern metal scene with the past, crafting something wholly unique.

Today the band is comprised of highly respected and sought after musicians, active on the metal scene in more than one way. Bassist Jonathan Olsson can also be seen in both LINDEMANN and PAIN, guitarist Love Magnusson and drummer Georg Härnsten Egg frequently tours with rock legends such as DEE SNIDER and JOE LYNN TURNER.
Guitarist Mikael Lavér has been featured with both LINDEMANN and JOE LYNN TURNER, while singer Nils Molin can be heard and seen around the globe with the ever rising star of fellow Swedish band AMARANTHE.

Dynazty are now on April 3rd set to release their biggest and most engrossing album yet – ‘The Dark Delight‘.

Singer Nils Molin says about the album:
We pulled out all the stops, pulled no punches and held nothing back on this one.
The Dark Delight‘ is the complete vision of what this band has always wanted to be”.

Spearheaded by the first single/music video ‘Presence Of Mind‘, Dynazty enters the new decade with a bang.

The single and music video of ‘Presence Of Mind‘ will be released on all platforms on January 30th.

Presence Of Mind‘ showcases the raw nature of our band and is just the kind of groovy and melodic onslaught of a song we always wanted to release as a first single”.

Dynazty have just released their new single ‘Breathe With Me‘, the first track to be taken from their upcoming album ‘Firesign‘ which is set for release on 28th September.

Sweden’s modern melodic metal outfit Dynazty returns with their strongest effort so far. ‘Firesign‘ is the band’s most creative, dynamic and inspired album to date. The Swedes merge a pinch of heaviness with innovative influences and don´t lose sight of their catchy melodies. After 2016’s ‘Titanic Mass‘, which is a huge chunk of an album, produced by Peter Tägtgren (Pain, Hypocrisy), this collaboration now continues its successor ‘Firesign‘, which marks the next logical step in the evolution of Dynazty.

The album will be available as Digipak, clear yellow Vinyl (ltd. to 200 units), clear orange Vinyl (ltd. to 200 units) and blue/yellow splatter (ltd. to 100 units) which is exclusively available in the AFM webshop.

Tracklisting:
1. Breathe With Me
2. The Grey
3. In The Arms Of A Devil
4. My Darkest Hour
5. Ascension
6. Firesign
7. Closing Doors
8. Follow Me
9. Let Me Dream Forever
10. Starfall
11. The Light Inside The Tunnel

Line up:

Nils Molin – vocals

Love Magnusson – guitar

Mike Lavér – guitars

Jonathan Olsson – bass

George Egg – drums

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Titanic Mass

Dynazty will release their new album ‘Titanic Mass‘ on April 15th.

Preorders launch on February 12th. At that time, ‘Roar Of The Underdog‘ will be available as an instant grat track. The first single is ‘The Human Paradox‘, which will be accompanied by a video directed by Tage Rönnqvist (Swallow The Sun, Santa Cruz) on March 18th.

Titanic Mass‘ is the culmination of all the knowledge we’ve learned and all the experience we’ve gained over the years writing songs and making albums. Our efforts combined with the mastery of producer Peter Tägtgren has resulted in an album that we feel is really strong. To us, ‘Titanic Mass’ is without a doubt our ultimate effort.”

Track Listing:
1. The Human Paradox
2. Untamer Of Your Soul
3. Roar Of The Underdog
4. Titanic Mass
5. Keys To Paradise
6. I Want To Live Forever
7. The Beast Inside
8. Break Into The Wild
9. Crack In The Shell
10. Free Man’s Anthem
11. The Smoking Gun

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Dynazty have revealed their brand new video / single ‘Starlight’, the first track to be taken from their fourth studio outing, ‘Renatus’, due for release on March 31st 2014 via Spinefarm Records.

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“From the get-go, ‘Starlight’ felt like a quintessential heavy metal single. The idea was to create a heavy and fast-paced melodic bomb!” – Love Magnusson, Dynazty guitarist.

As ‘Starlight’ shows, ‘Renatus’ sees the Swedish rockers building on the musical direction of their previous recordings, embracing a broader vision and a bigger sound…

“After 4 years, 3 studio albums and shows on almost every continent, we took the time in 2012 to figure out what we wanted to be in the future, updating ourselves musically and sonically; and once we started to write ‘Renatus’, everything fell into place. This album is heavier and faster-paced, with big arrangements built around soaring vocal melodies.

“This is a new era for Dynazty: the first album with our new bass player and band member, Jonathan Olsson, the first to be produced by ourselves, and the first to be released on Spinefarm” – Nils Molin, Dynazty vocalist.

Having already grown to ‘household name’ status in Sweden, with most recent album (‘Sultans Of Sin’) charting Top 10 week one, and toured internationally (including a run of dates in China), the band have created a new 10-track offering that showcases the depth of both their song-writing and their ambition.

Pre-order links for ‘Renatus’ here:

Itunes:  http://po.st/GPKbuF

Amazon: http://po.st/xbTKa2

On the live front, Dynazty are confirmed to make their second ever visit to the UK in March, when they appear at the Hard Rock Hell AOR event in North Wales – a three-day festival topped off by such melodic rock legends as Tyketto and House Of Lords.

More UK dates, singles & videos will follow in due course.

Dynazty is: Nils Molin (vox) | Love Magnusson (guitar) | George Egg (drums) | Mikael Lavér (guitar) | Jonathan Olsson (bass)

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3-Play this week is Casanova, D’Ercole & Dynazty.  I thought we’d go back in time for the 2 from 1 with a double helping of Cinderella. Then it’s a musical montage – XorigiN, Chris Declercq, Glitter Magic, Jailhouse, Dare & Jason Jennings.

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