Iceland's Dynfari have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric style of post black metal from their previous released and this is a review of their 2020 album "Myrkurs er porf" which will be released in September by Code666.
Distorted amp sounds start off the album along with some clean playing a few seconds later which also introduces elements of post rock onto the recording before going into a heavier direction. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style.
The riffs also add in a great amount of melody while some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Vocals are done in a grim yet somewhat melodic style along with some clean vocals also being utilized at times and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them.
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 and some songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Clean playing also makes a return on the later tracks, at times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding.
Spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses the solos and leads also add in some shoegaze elements. one of the later tracks is also an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Norwegian and English and cover philosophy, life, death, loss, hope and sorrow 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)" "Ég tortímdi sjálfum mér" and "Of Suicide Redemption". 8 out of 10.