íThe Astonishing Fury of Mankindí is the title of the debut album by the French neo-thrashers
DARKNESS DYNAMITE... and a solid one I must say, but thereís still room for improvement.
Sound and style-wise the band is a mix of several bands; Gojira, Fear Factory, Strapping Young
Lad, Devin Townsend, Korn, Pantera. Throw in a bit of metal-core, a couple of death metal riffs
and some Scar Symmetry elements... and there you have it.
The vocals are rough and harsh and Devin Townsend comes to mind again, however the vocals
gets a bit monotonous in the long run. And sadly... even though that this is a solid release... the
music becomes a bit monotonous too in the long run. Mostly because it feels like the album has
been recorded in several studios. I feel itís overproduced to put it simple. But donít hesitate to
check this release out... because thereís certainly enough going on in the music to keep you
interested. Almost every single track has something to offer. Almost every single track has guitarriffs that will make you turn your head and think: - Wow... what a riff!
All in all a solid release, however thereís still room for improvement. The guys haven't burnt their creative powder yet, I am sure!
Check it out.