With House Of Lords, Mötley Crüe, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Dokken, Guns ’N Roses, White Lion, Tesla and Journey all releasing albums last year, one can safely say that 2008 was indeed an exceptional year in the history of rock ’n roll music. Something we hadn’t experienced since the genre’s heyday back in the ’80’s.
And yet I think that this year is going to be even better. Hardcore Superstar, Nasty Idols, Steevi Jaimz and Torpedohead have already delivered excellent efforts and Babylon Bombs, Crashdiët, Ace Frehley, Danger Danger, Outloud and Stryper all have platters scheduled for release over the coming months. Plenty of goodies to look out for.
And another name that will no doubt secure a spot amongst this year’s best albums is the debut of Swedish quintet Dynazty.
Seemingly coming out of nowhere this combo delivers a set of songs that will simply knock you off your feet. Closer inspection reveals that the band is made up of some familiar faces (well, at least to those among us who keep up with what’s happening on the Swedish rock scene): drummer Georg Egg and guitarist Joey Fox were previously part of glamsters Foxey, while fellow six stringer John Berg was a member of Sharp and Rob Love is part of Zan Clan. The only newcomer is vocalist Nils Molin.
Combining their respective talents the guys have found the perfect way of mixing the melodic bliss of fellow Swedes H.e.a.t with the kind of axe work that would do both Ronni Le Tekro (TNT) and John Norum (Europe) proud. Finishing of Dynazty’s sonic assault are the powerhouse vocals of mister Molin (think Tony Harnell, a dash of a young Geoff Tate finished off with the youthful enthusiasm of Sebastian Bach), a very solid and thunderous rhythm section and Shotgun Messiah styled backing vocals. Hard to believe? Take it from me all these elements are here and then some.
Picking highlights is easy cause there are simply no weak tracks but if I have to name a couple of absolute favourites I go for the irresistible stomp of “Lights Out In Candy Land”, the breathtakingly beautiful, lighters-in- the-air power ballad “Far Away”, the riff heavy “Devil’s Shake” and the up tempo “Sail Away” which offers plenty of head banging action.
But the quality of the songs on offer alone doesn’t make for a great package. The whole affair has to be blessed with an equally good production to ensure maximum listening pleasure. And when I tell you that the man responsible for twiddling the knobs goes by the name of Chris Laney you will no doubt know that “Bring The Thunder” comes with a most excellent production job.
To sum it all up: if you call yourself a melodic hard rocker, you simply can’t do without a copy of this release! (PS
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Don't get it. Nice enough album but seriously lacking in the hook- and vocal-department. I don't get all the fuzz about this one. Back in the 80's nobody would have bothered with this due to the amount of superior releases. And nobody should now, there's far better stuff released this year than this.
I think this is a very GOOD album , but i don't see it as such Sleazy it's more in the direction of the early US MELODIC METAL !
The singer is very good ,he recall me Very much the young J.LABRIE in WINTER ROSE !
The production by C.LANEY as always with him is :HUGE ,but most of all the songwriting is TOP NOTCH... not a weak track... i'm agree with P.S
Think detonator's RATT mixed with 1st STEELHEART with some little SWEDISH EROTICA and you get the whole picture !
almost ****** /5.95
This is my cup of tea. And I do like the album. But the songs could have been better. the singer is great!
I hope and think that the new Crash Diet will top this.
There is no doubt these guys can play but I just don't get all the hype being dumped on this release at all. The songs are good but not earth shattering and I've heard a lot of better albums in the same genre over this past year.
It doesn't help when you compare a singer to the likes of Tony Harnell a young Geoff Tate mixed with a bit of Seb Bach (which would make him the best singer ever, and he clearly isn't) and then go on to say that if you call yourself a melodic hard rocker then you can't do without a copy of this release. Mine's a promo and I could have done without it.
It's a good solid album but not the be all and end all of rock it's being made out to be.
Screamin', sleazy hair rock that sounds straight from the 80's. I'd say this is just about the ultimate summer, good-time party rock CD of the year. Yes, it's that good!!!
this is the new deal....they could go long way.
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