Iceland's Dynfari have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric style of post black metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their 2020 album "Myrkurs er þörf" which will be released in April by Code666.
Dark soundscapes start off the album along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds later which also brings elements of post rock onto the recording before going into a heavier direction. The riffs also add in a great amount of melody while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style.
Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the vocals also bring in a very melodic yet aggressive vocal approach. At times the music gets very aggressive sounding while also adding in a great amount of black metal elements into the heavier sections of the music.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, Acoustic guitars also make a return on some of the later tracks.
Clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording as well as one of the tracks being an instrumental and some songs also show an influence of shoegaze. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Icelandic and English and cover philosophy, life, death, sorrow, loss and hope themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Dynfari and if you are a fan of atmospheric post black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Langar nætur (í botnlausum spíralstiga)" and "Of Suicide Redemption". 8 out of 10.