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Seventh Crystal: Delirium

Hailing from the shores of Scandinavia, a storm rides forth shaped as a brand new and impressive Melodic Rock outlet in the name of Seventh Crystal. Fronted by singer/songwriter Kristian Fyhr, the ambitious five-piece keep things moving along interestingly and try keep to the Melodic trend but at times they find themselves diverting into a much harder hitting territory, creating some brilliant tracks indeed whilst keeping us hooked in the meantime.

With eleven solid songs on offer, Seventh Crystal make an instant impact right from the very first listen. Outlets like the magnificent opener 'Say What You Want to Say' neatly invites that heavier edge and crunch, leaving it smartly sounding like a modern day Journey condensed alongside the elements of an up to date Hard Rock Outfit.

Additionally, the welcoming presence of the powerfully melodious ballad 'Broken Mirror' is just purely a real winner with a fine route and touch for elegance combined with a fresh pop chorus that reminds me of a charting contemporary Rock band that one can hear on the Rock or Heavy Metal music channels today. However, this is not a bad thing at all, the track simply delivers superbly and I think many will thoroughly enjoy what is on offer here inside the strong thick walls of Delirium.

Changing the scenery right up, the Swedes distribute a more progressive effort epically formed as the excellent rocker 'Should've Known Better' that is smothered with a catchy light-hearted chorus; easily soothing it's way through with a sublime wave for the best effect.

Fyhr is undoubtedly on form throughout the entirety of this record and you can truly tell he has done this before through past works and endeavours. On the other side of proceedings, you can simply not forget the quality being delivered from the rest of the band too; the music is efficiently projected with a clear pristine quality and for me, this mighty assembly can go very far in the Melodic Rock world if they keep producing music of this quality.

Personally, I think there is so much more to come from Seventh Crystal and in Delirium we have the setting off party to just keep us warmed up for what is to come in the hopeful near future. If the Swedish cavalry consistently compose igniting tracks in the likes of 'When We Were Young', the groovy 'Time to Let it Go' and the majestically Symphonic sounding title track 'Delirium', then without a shadow of a doubt - I think we have a lot to look forward to in the camp of Seventh Crystal, but on the other hand maybe next time we will have a more consistent collection of Melodic Rock crunchers rather than a chunk of the album taken up by ballads.

Track List
1. Say What You Want 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. Deja Vu
10. Bright and Clear
11. Hope it Will Be Alright

Added: July 4th 2021
Reviewer: James Mannion
Related Link: Band Website
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Language: english

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