***Symphonic Metaller’s Sublime Tenth Studio Album ‘Dynamind’ Released October 25th On Steamhammer / SPV***
Edenbridge, Austria’s primary Symphonic Melodic Metal act, have lined up the release of their compelling tenth studio album, ‘Dynamind’, on Steamhammer / SPV as a DigiPak CD (including bonus CD), double gatefold (blue with black swirls) vinyl LP, (with printed inner sleeves plus CD in a cardboard case), download and stream on October 25th.
‘On The Other Side’, taken from the album, has just been released as a single; you can watch the video here- https://youtu.be/U53Uv5zKiKE
Edenbridge, the band formed by composer, multi-instrumentalist / main man Lanvall and striking singer Sabine Edelsbacher, have yet again succeeded in raising the bar even higher on ‘Dynamind’ than on predecessor ‘The Great Momentum’, which was released February 2016 to great acclaim. Powerplay Magazine’s Bruce Turnbull awarded ‘The Great Momentum’ 9/10 in February 2017’s issue, stating that “Those who heard ‘The Bonding’ a couple of years back will know what to expect here, as the experiments on that record are pushed further on this one. It’s grand, epic, symphonic and extremely visual; it’s impossible not to be transported to another world with ‘The Great Momentum’. Multi-instrumentalist Lanvall really pushes the boat out, bringing together some of the most opulent music of his career. Special mention must go to vocalist Sabine, whose graceful and measured performance here rivals all others in the female-fronted metal field…So, more progressive, evocative and stylish than ‘The Bonding’, this is Edenbridge doing what they do best.”
In explanation of the concept of ‘Dynamind’, Sabine notes that “there’s an interesting quote which summarises the deeper meaning of the album title. It says: ‘The muscle of consciousness develops through the stress ratio of opposites.’” This thesis completely describes Edenbridge’s holistic approach on ‘Dynamind’. The best example of this is ‘Last Of His Kind’, with its twelve-minute-plus playing time, which additionally has an overriding meaning to Lanvall; “From my point of view, this is part three of the title tracks on ‘The Grand Design’ and ‘Myearthdream’, which broach the issue of our irresponsible treatment of our planet’, he explains, and proudly points out a number of guitar parts which were inspired by David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), giving the song a magnificent flair.
The Irish-inspired theme of ‘On The Other Side’ (as in ‘The Grass Is Always Greener’) had been at the back of Linvall’s mind for some 15 years. “I had the idea as far back as ‘Aphelion’, but at that time there were still some important parts missing. This time the verse and chorus suddenly came to me from nowhere when I returned from a walk. Suddenly, in one moment, it was all there, making ‘The Other Side’ the song in Edenbridge’s history that took the least time to compose.”
Like its predecessors, ‘The Grand Design’ (2006), ‘Myearthdream’ (2008), ‘Solitaire’ (2010), ‘The Bonding’ (2013) and ‘The Great Momentum’ (2017), ‘Dynamind’ was once again mixed by Karl Groom (Threshold); “Karl and I complement each other perfectly”, comments Lanvall, who spent two weeks with Groom at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey, England, applying the final touches to the album; “While I always have a very clear idea of the sound of a new Edenbridge album, he has the necessary expertise as a sound engineer.”
‘Dynamind’, which was mastered by Mika Jussila (Stratovarious, Children of Bodom, Lordi) at the renowned Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, is an outstanding masterpiece which is now all set to be acclaimed ‘album of the year’ by all fans of powerful, atmospheric, symphonic, melodic metal.