Darkness Dynamite

The Astonishing Fury of Mankind

The Astonishing Fury of Mankind


Reviewed By Natalie Perez
Published 29/08/2009

Let the darkness invade us all

"When darkness falls, we are reborn," quotes metal act Killswitch Engage from their much anticipated efforts way back in the good old days. Clearly stating that when the darkness has fallen upon the world, everything that it touches it reborn and that is indeed what has happened.

The darkness has invaded our world unleashing five talented musicians who have been inspired by the classic 80's metal era. Grasping the mighty influences of Metallica, Guns ’n’ Roses among other metal enraging acts, to combine a unique style known as "The Astonishing Fury of Mankind." But that's not all they've managed to accomplish, selling out show after show constantly touring all over the world with bands like Bring Me the Horizon, Maroon, Architects, Job For a Cowboy, Shaped By Fate and The Chariot. The time has arisen for their LP to spread its musical ways far and wide.

Capturing 11-tracks of heart pulsing guitar soloing riffs that will blow your head off your shoulders, beginning with the "Supernatural," you already know that the darkness is up and running. Letting the lead guitars do all the work, maintaining that strong momentum that plays a major effect in this band's sound.

Lyrical wise are intense and interesting driven towards the uniqueness the entire album tends to create.  Bringing out those elements of death and thrash metal which are scattered throughout the album makes the catchy upbeat melodies and killer guitar pieces that more enjoyable. The more thrasher sounds come out of "Vice," and "Dare I Say," while the blast beats and speedy mind blowing riffs draw you in much faster with "Supernatural," and "Chasing Inside."

The guitar work is well played and is fantastic to listen too, but the solo work is overdone a bit when it comes down to "$15," which leads Darkness Dynamite to a softer side, going the acoustic route with "The Everlasting Grace of Mind." Taking over your mind from the inside out, totally displays Darkness Dynamite at their finest work to date.

(Metal Blade Records/Riot! Entertainment)

The Astonishing Fury of Mankind

Reviewed By Natalie Perez
Published 29/08/2009

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