Dynazty - 2012 - Sultans of Sin
- Come Alive
- Raise Your Hands
- Land of Broken Dreams
- More Than A Man
- Love Junkie
- The One To Blame
- Back Again
- Bastards of Rock n Roll
- Sultans of Sin
This time around I had no expectations at all when I fed Dynazty´s new offering to my ever hungry CD player. With the disappointment that was their previous album still fresh in my mind I honestly can tell you that there really was nothing to make me think that "Sultans Of Sin" would be any different.
It's funny how one's feelings for a band can change cause when I first heard this Swedish guys they immediately took up a place in my heart. They had that certain "something". But all that changed with the release of the follow-up to "Bring The Thunder" and yet I still kept my eye on them. I still wanted the band to knock me out on a musical level.
Then when they took part in the Swedish Euro Vision contest with the rather plain and pointless “Land Of Broken Dreams“, I feared that “Sultans Of Sin“ would turn out over-produced and middle of the road like “Knock You Down".
But I couldn't have been more wrong! The album starts of with “Come Alive” that just presses the pedal to the metal from start to the finish. The sound this time around is rougher, dirtier, heavier and the attitude of the disc is so in your face that it makes you wonder if the guys in Dynazty have lived on barb wire and raw meat since the last time they were in the studio.
But even if they guys have beefed up their sound a bit, they have kept a firm eye on melody throughout the album. On top of that the ballads are simply amazing this time around. Even “Land Of Broken Dreams” sounds really good. I don´t know if it's a different version of the song then then the one brought during the Euro Vision contest or that the company of the other songs on the album has lift it up to another level. It just sounds so much better here. “Falling” is another wonderful laidback track with the class of the 80´s power ballads.
It´s rather hard to pick songs that stand out on the album since the quality is so high but there are a couple that simply deserve the extra attention, namely the title track, “Bastards Of Rock 'n Roll” and “Love Junkie” along with the previously mentioned “Falling”.
I have to admit to being really impressed with Dynazty. Everything I didn´t like about “Knock You Down” is gone and they raised the bar for themselves.
All I can say is that I sincerely hope that this is the sound that we will hear from Dynazty from now on. If that is the case I believe they can make it big.
Last Updated (Thursday, 21 June 2012 18:37)