Seventh Crystal, a stunning new rock band from the ever-fertile Swedish music scene, was put together by singer Kristian Fyhr (Perpetual Etude). Initially, Kristian wanted to pursue a solo project; but when the songs started to take form, he realised he wanted to involve more musicians. So, he moved to vocals only and brought in Johan Älvsång (Pinstripe Conspiracy, Lamashtu) on keyboards/piano and Olof Gadd (Osukaru) on bass as the first key pieces, and then recruited Anton Roos on drums and Emil Dornerus on guitar to complete the line-up.

Seventh Crystal’s music can best be described as arena rock with melodic rock influences. In the words of Kristian Fyhr, “I would describe the band’s music as an ‘intelligent’ rock style, but still very melodic. My song writing is very varied. I like starting a song in a pop style and then beefing it up and making it rock. I am a big admirer of the Cheiron Studio and Max Martin, so my influences come mainly from there. Then of course all the other guys in the band bring their own influences and the result is totally Seventh Crystal!”

If you love the new wave of Scandinavian hard rock embodied by bands such as One Desire, H.E.A.T., and other bands who bring a huge sense of melody to modern rock, then this band is going to be right up your alley. Their forthcoming debut album Delirium will be hard to top as the debut album of 2021.

Sentinel Daily‘s Gavin Strickmann has been immersing himself in Delirium for a little while now, and has this to say about the record: “From the Totoesque pomp of the title track right through to the melodic pop sensibilities of the quite superb When I’m Gone, this has got to be a must-have album for fans of modern AOR everywhere… hair raising, spine-tingling majesty lurks in the shadows at every turn – buy or die!”

Delirium releases on May 14th.