Review SEVENTH CRYSTAL ‘Delirium’

Seventh Crystal was originally planned as a solo project, driven by Kristian Fyhr, known from Perpetual Etude. Rather early in the songwriting process, Fyhr realized that a band approach would fit the songs much better, also with the consequence for him do focus on the role as a singer only.

That Sweden has quite some bands to the plate that through the would of melodic (hard) rock mature, is a know fact. Bands like H.E.A.T., One Desire and others belong to this “wave of Swedish melodic rock” that started to role a while ago. Seventh Crystal fits into this context very well, since the Fyhr and pals are also very much into melodic rock.

Always equipped with a certain base of hardness, it is melody and hook lines that make songs like ‘When We Were Young’ to some ear-candy. It doesn’t need more than one listen to connect to the songs such as the rocking ‘Time to Let Go’. Seventh Crystal offer a tasteful menu of melodic rock songs, all catchy rock anthems that also benefit from a powerful and vital sound.

‘Delirium’ is an album that neither disappoint nor create a huge wow. The eleven songs are rock solid, well-crafted and show their strength though a good production. Having said this means also, that the album doesn’t add a lot of new. But it is not always the mind-blowing new things that lead to satisfaction. Sometimes it is better to stick to the framework and at the same time move within the genre frame with prowess and expertise.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. Say What You Need To Say
  2. When We Were Young
  3. Broken Mirror
  4. Delirium
  5. When I’m Gone
  6. Should’ve Known Better
  7. So Beautiful
  8. Time To Let It Go
  9. Déjà Vu
  10. Bright And Clear
  11. Hope It Will Be Alright

Label: Frontiers Music

Genre: Melodic Rock

Release Date EU: May 14th, 2021

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