There are plenty of reasons why musicians succeed in getting the optimum out of their creative talent. In the case of the Swedish melodic metal act Dynazty and their latest album “Final Advent”, the extra time forced upon them by the pandemic may have been one important factor, but it would be short-sighted to attribute their impressive new material solely to the time they had to write, record and produce their new offering. At the end of the day, what we have here is an ambitious band who have invested all their talent and experience, combined with heaps of enthusiasm, ambition and compositional/musical expertise. With a clear goal in mind, as singer Nils Molin admits:
“We decided to come up with the most cohesive and definitive album and version of ourselves yet. Game plan: no fillers, all killers.”
In view of the brilliant result, the verdict is clear: goal achieved, full on target! “Final Advent” is the most imaginative, complex and at the same time homogeneous album to date in Dynazty’s 15-year career. Their new masterpiece will be out on 26 August, via AFM Records.
Dynazty have started to present some initial gems from “Final Advent” to their fans. The songs “Power Of Will“, “Advent” and “Yours” (including videos) can already be seen and heard on YouTube, in addition, “Natural Born Killer” and “The White” have been released, again supported by outstanding video clips.
“‘Power Of Will’ was one of the first songs we wrote for the album and it immediately mapped the route for the rest of the material. In my opinion the result is our most intense album so far and doubtlessly features some of the strongest songs we’ve ever written.”
“Final Advent” presents him and his four comrades-in-arms, guitarists Love Magnusson and Mikael Lavér, bassist Jonathan Olsson and drummer Georg Härnsten Egg, as a musically tight unit, delivering first-rate material right down to the very last detail.
“Final Advent” was produced by the band themselves and primarily recorded in Love Magnusson`s studio in Stockholm, drums were recorded in Denmark at the Hansen Studios (owned by sound icon Jacob Hansen, who also mixed and mastered the album). The cover artwork was designed by Brazilian Gustavo Sazes, who has also worked for British Lion (feat. Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris), Kamelot, Firewind, Iced Earth and Nils Molin’s second band, Amaranthe.
Chaoszine had to opportunity to chat with Nils Molin about “Final Advent”, examining the album’s writing process, and digging deep into some of its songs. He also spoke of the importance of carrying the torch of hard rock to the next generations.