Gábor Vári - Guitars, Vocals
Balázs Mezey - Guitars
Peter Bajusz - Bass, Growled vocals
János Hajnal - Drums
Hungary's very unknown Dystopia has now put out their second album (first in seven years!) and it's a total monster of heaviness, dramatic intensity, fantastic vocals and grooves that are guaranteed to knock you on your proverbial ass. Easily one of the best albums we've heard all year so far! - Prog Metal Zone US.
We do not expect to find such a synthesis in an unexpected Hungarian group, such mastery and rendering that goes well beyond a simplistic classification. The developed and arpeggiated riffs research make the listener think about King's X (“Essential Casualties”), and unique work on the vocal harmonies install this impression forever. The ease to compose something in a nervous mid-tempo manner ("Way To Unfold” and “Incomplete “) refers directly to ALTER BRIDGE. If the influence of PAIN OF SALVATION was palpable in "Incompetence Drive" (with the title “Frustrated” in particular) "Way To Unfold" is more buoyant than fragments, and it is rather the power of a very sharp SOILWORK strikes in the very chthonic voice projections ("Shut The Door" or "New Sheet"). Height of his ability DYSTOPIA allows itself one last title (“Eltávozás”) in original version which includes some unpublished blackness demonstrating, in passing, that not everything has been said, far from it.
DYSTOPIA is one of the few revelations this year. The many detailed features here are not only good points accumulated in an evaluation grid. The talent of DYSTOPIA musicians acts as a catalyst to ensure the consistency and give its charm and great interest in this exhilarating drive. - www.metal-temple.com
released April 30, 2014
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gábor Vári at Black Hole Sound - Szeged
Produced by Gabor Vari & Peter Bajusz
Cover artwork by Sándor Dezsi
Gergő Tóth – growled vocals in „Shut the door”
József „Jozzy” Takács – guitar solo in „Memories”
Attila Vörös – guitar solo in „Eltávozás”
Leander Köteles – vocals in „Eltávozás”
We would like to say big THANK YOU to our families and friends, to our supporters and fans, and to everyone who ever helped us in some way, or positively influenced us. The list is HUGE :)