Darkness Dynamite
The Astonishing Fury of Mankind
Style: Neo-Thrash
Release date: June 8th 2009

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.

01. Supernatural
02. Hell Eve Hate
03. Immersion Inner-Nation
04. 15$
05. Chasing Inside
06. A Simple Taste of...
07. Vice!
08. By My Own
09. Dare I Say
10. The Everlasting Grace of Mind
11. The Astonishing Fury of Mankind
Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 25/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: June 1st 2009
Website: Darkness Dynamite @ MySpace