|Dynazty - 'Bring The Thunder'|
George Egg – Drums
Nils Molin – Vocals
John Berg - Guitars
Rob Love – Guitars
Joey Fox – Bass
1.) “Bring The Thunder” –There is a small effect that leads into the intro section of this track. The main musical intro was writing in very basic early nineties hard rock feel. There is a small vocal effect along with a lead guitar lick connecting the intro with the musical verse. The main instrumentation underneath the open vocal line of the verse is the drum line and bass line. The rhythm guitar does not kick-in until the second lyric line. There are two different rhythm guitar riffs underneath the vocal lines of the musical verse. There is a small rhythm guitar change for the musical chorus. The George changes the drum rhythm leading into the musical chorus. The backing harmonies where arranged in a very classic hard rock style. There is a small musical breakdown after the second chorus that leads into the lead guitar solo. The lead guitar solo is very A typical of the lead guitar solos for this style of music. Too me this made it very unimpressive lead guitar solo are not just about speed and I feel the band missed the boat on this one!
2.) “Catch The Night” –I don’t think there are very many hard rock bands from ’84-’92 that did not write an intro that was very similar to this one here. There is a huge drum fill that connects the intro with the musical verse there is a minor lead guitar solo over the top of the first half of the musical verse. As the verse progresses there are two different guitar rhythms underneath the vocal lines of the musical verse. There is a small rhythm guitar riff solo along with a vocal accent that connects the musical chorus with the musical second musical verse. I did not notice until the second chorus but there is a small rhythm guitar change for the musical chorus. The solo connecting the second chorus with the third verse was what I call a show-off solo. For the chorus of the outro Nils goes into more of a vocal scream.
3.) “Lights Out In Candyland” – This intro section consisted of George playing a rhythm on his tom-toms underneath the rhythm guitar arrangement. The intro consisted of two different rhythm guitar arrangements. There is a small musical rest connecting the intro section and the musical verse. The band used the lead rhythm of the intro as the rhythm guitar for the musical verse. There is a small echo attached to Nils lead vocal lines. The arrangement of the chorus was very reminiscent to the arrangements Nikki Sixx was written on Mötley. The rhythm guitar connecting the chorus with the verse has a very catchy hook attached to it. There is a small cymbal choke connecting the first chorus with the second verse. The solo for this song was huge and was very well written for the songs arrangement.
4.) “Far Away” –This ballad opens with an amplified acoustic guitar over the top of the effects of thunder. The guys use the same rhythm for the musical verse as the intro. There is an arrangement change for the last lyric line of the verse. This arrangement change was heavily influenced by older Dennis DeYoung stuff. The full band kicks-in for the musical chorus. Connecting the different pieces of music there is a small wind chime effect. There is a small electric rhythm guitar arrangement over the top of the acoustic guitar arrangement. The lead guitar solo fit perfectly! There is a minor lead guitar solo underneath the last verse.
5.) “Top Of The Line” –The intro to this track had a small Dokken feel to it. There is a heavy George Lynch influenced rhythm guitar riff connecting the intro with the musical verse. The band used almost the same rhythm arrangement for the musical verse as the intro. There is a small rhythm guitar change for the musical chorus. For me the vocal scream accents are what make the song. The type of solo that was written for this track suited it very well. As the solo progressed it seemed to get more intense.
6.) “Monkey Wants, Monkey Needs” – This track opens with the needle effect on an old turntable. Over the top of this effect there is an acoustic guitar arrangement. The acoustic guitar has a National Steel guitar sound to it. After one measure there is a huge drum fill that kicks-in the intro arrangement. The rhythm guitar of the main intro section is the same one as the acoustic only with an electric guitar. To me the electric guitar over the top of George using the ride cymbal instead of the hi-hat automatically gave the song a huge hook. There is a small drum fill underneath a rhythm guitar change for the musical verse. The way the guys arranged the musical verse consisted of the main instrumentation being the drum & bass line. There is a guitar riff however it is a very minor one at the tail end of the lyric lines. The rhythm change gave the pre-chorus a very nice hook. The backing vocals of the chorus had a very late eighties early nineties hard rock feel to them. There is a small lead guitar effect after the second chorus that leads into the lead guitar solo. For one reason or another I was expecting the solo for this song to be longer and more dramatic.
7.) “Adrenaline” –This track opens with a pick slide that leads into two different rhythm guitar arrangements. Underneath George is playing a hi-hat and bass drum pattern. The arrangement leading into the musical verse was the same one as the intro only faster. There is a rhythm guitar change underneath the lyric lines of the verse. Starting at I believe the third lyric line Nils double-tracked his vocals. For this second vocal Nils was screaming. There is a small rhythm change for the musical chorus. The second verse and chorus was a repeat of the first. There are several background musical rests underneath the lead guitar solo. I felt this just ruined the solo! The guys are great songwriters and should have written a normal solo section for this track.
8.) “Take Me Down” – This song was just musically weird, but good.
9.) “The Devil’s Shake” –The intro to this track opens with a hi-hat count-off. The rhythm guitar over the top of the intro had a very heavy sound to it. There is a small rhythm guitar change for the musical verse. Nils added several accents to his vocal lines showing his vocal talent. The drum line of the chorus instead of the ride cymbal the George used the china boy. Connecting the second chorus to the lead guitar solo there is a small sixteenth note rhythm change. For the breakdown section after the lead guitar solo the music arrangement takes a drastic change to a ballad type feel.
10.) “Higher n’ Higher” – This track opens with a very simple hard rock intro. There is a huge drum fill underneath the second & third measures of the intro. There is a small vocal accent connecting the intro with the musical verse. There is a rhythm arrangement change for the musical verse. In comparison to the intro the verse had a laid back melodic feel to it. For the lead in and through the chorus the bass line and rhythm guitar riffs are the same. I hate to be this blunt but if it was not for the choruses of this song the song would literally suck. Outside of that the only highlight was the solo and it was a little on the short side.
11.) “Sail Away” – This is just a classic song taken right from the early days of eighties hard rock!!!
Dynazty – ‘Bring The Thunder’ is forged from the steel of such early eighties heavy metal releases such as Mötley Crüe’s -‘Too Fast For Love’ (1981) and Dokken’s – ‘Tooth And Nail’ (1984). There are guitar riffs like the ones John & Rob wrote for track five, “Top Of The Line” that was ripped right out of a George Lynch fake book!!! The guitar riffs sounded so much like George’s that if I did not know any better I would swear that the riff was a riff left over from the ‘Tooth And Nail’ sessions! At times the song writing of this band is very reminiscent of early Nikki Sixx and the stuff Nikki was writing on ‘Too Fast For Love’. If you’re a fan of that early eighties heavy metal era of 1980 through 1984 then this release and band is for you and a must have!!!