Dynazty – The Dark Delight Album Review

Dynazty – The Dark Delight

Album Review By Rainer Kerber


You could almost call them a supergroup. The Swedes of Dynazty. The members also earn their living from bands such as Pain, Lindemann, Joe Lynn Turner or Amaranthe. The band was founded in 2008. The debut “Bring The Thunder” was released one year later. “The Dark Delight” is the seventh studio album to be released. It was produced by Dynazty itself. To mix it, they brought one of the world’s best producers on board, Jacob Hansen (Flotsam & Jetsam, Volbeat, U.D.O. and others). Thus, all the course was set to play in the First Metal League.

The beginning of “Presence Of Mind” reminds a little of the main band of the singer – Amaranthe. Thanks to the technical alienation of the singing voice. Then it gets harder and the vocals clear. Nevertheless, it remains catchy. You can sing along, especially with the chorus. And that could also have come from Amaranthe. Why shouldn’t you take over the tried and true and enrich it with metallic hardness. Keyboards are increasingly used in “Paradise Of The Architect”. Here Dynazty slide a little into the trendy mainstream. Of course, very good guitar solos are always installed. It’s just metal and not a pop song. A good up-tempo track. “From Sound To Silence” mixes hard riffs with industrial sounds. Keyboard carpets are the basis for this. For the harder gait, evil growls are built in. “Hologram” is a power ballad. Starting sickly sweet, Nils Molin is initially accompanied by strings, piano and acoustic guitars. While “Heartless Madness” is deeply rooted in pop, “Waterfall” is characterized by disco beats. Here you actually think you can hear the rhythm of a fast rushing water in the mountains. In contrast, “Threading The Needle” is almost theatrical. “Apex” sounds menacing, the drums drive on. The title song “The Dark Delight” is at the very end of the album. Beautiful melodies and, of course, the (again) outstanding vocals by Nils Molin make listening a real pleasure. Dynazty probably saved the best for the end.

Certainly, what Dynazty offer here has been heard somehow, but rarely in this high quality. The musicians certainly don’t want to win an innovation award. What they want is just to entertain the listener. With beautiful and timeless rock and metal songs. And the Swedes did a good job.

DYNAZTY – Waterfall: https://youtu.be/4mcTd8YPQ18


Nils Molin – Vocals
Love Magnusson – Guitar
Mike Lavér – Guitars
Jonathan Olsson – Bass
George Egg – Drums

Label: AFM Records

Out: April 03rd, 2020

Playing time: 52:23

Track list:

  • Presence Of Mind
  • Paradise Of The Architect
  • The Black
  • From Sound To Silence (Feat. GG6)
  • Hologram
  • Heartless Madness
  • Waterfall
  • Threading The Needle
  • The Man And The Elements
  • Apex
  • The Road To Redemption
  • The Dark Delight

Rating : 8/10

MHF Magazine/Rainer Kerber