Dynfari are a band from Iceland that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of post black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Four Doors Of The Mind" which will be released in April by Code666.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album along with some clean playing and drum beats that also gives the recording a touch of post rock and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and acoustic guitars are also utilized at times while the solos and leads are done i a very melodic fashion.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be be heard which also gives the music a raw feeling along with some grim black metal vocals that are also very different for the genre and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Most of the music is rooted in the modern and atmospheric style of black metal along with the tracks also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and spoken word parts also can be heard returning in certain sections of the recording and some tracks also bring in a small amount of melodic vocals and folk instruments are also used briefly on later songs.
Dynfari creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric post black metal style of previous releases while also adding in more acoustic guitar work this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Icelandic and English and cover the writings of fantasy author Patrick Rothhuss and existential poet Johann Sigurjonsson.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dynfari and if you are a fan of atmospheric and post black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sleep" "Sorg" and "Death". 8 out of 10.