Melodic Hard Rock... that's something Dignity's new album Project Destiny has an abundance of, their material is captivating without being too overly technical. Drummer Roland Navratil and keyboardist Frank Pitters formed the band in 2006, and Swedish vocalist Jake E., who joined later, demonstrates his proficient vocals on their debut Project Destiny.
Project Destiny sounds great, the production is extremely clear, and all elements needed to craft a notable album of this kind have been combined. Frank Pitters keyboards are prominent along with guitarist Martin Mayr's contributions, who's playing is also heavier at times on tracks like "Cry In Despair", which is one of the many times drummer Roland Navratil contributes some double kick which fits well. "Icarus" starts out slow, building into a vocally impressive track with great harmonies."Inner Circle Of Sympathy" is quite a catchy & uplifting track with some heavier moments . "Inner Demons" is another good track, technical at times with impressive riffs, melodies and nice drum work.
If I had to pick a fault the only downside is the last track, a cover of "Don't Pay The Ferry Man" -it's a good effort but I don't see the need,and it's debatable as to whether it fits here or not. Then again I am not a big fan of covers, as I prefer to hear original material and would rather listen to the other tracks.
Dignity's Project Destiny is a nice change from the more aggressive, technical to the extreme styles of music we get bombarded with, and if they continue releasing material this good their future prospects are bright indeed.
1. Project Destiny
2. Arrogance And Rapture
3. Cry In Despair
4. Dreams Never Die
6. Inner Circle Sympathy
7. The Edge Of The Blade
8. Inner Demons
9. Don't Pay The Ferryman