DyNAbyte – “2KX” (2011)


Label : Wormholedeath/Dreamcell 11

Review by Davide Torresan

DyNAbyte is an Italian industrial metal band formed in 1998. Their monicker is the fusion of the words “Dynamite”, “DNA”, and “byte” that can suggest you the sound of this trio (vocals, guitars and bass). After a pair of demos, Cadaveria, the famous singer of her homonymous band, joined the band replacing DyNAbyte‘s first singer. She has a voice more aggressive than the previous member, and the sound of the band changed becoming heavier. In 2004 they released their first album, “Extreme Mental Piercing”, in which they covered Led Zeppelin with the famous “Immigrant Song”. This album is sold-out, but you can download it for free from their official website.

This one that i’m going to review is their 2nd release: “2KX”. Curious title, isn’t it? The explanation of this name is the release’s date: 10/10/10. It was a Sunday, an unusual day to release an album.  When you listen to this album, you’ll be overwhelmed by songs with a strong impact. Even from the first one. “Equilibrium” can be the perfect summary of the potential of this band: heavy guitars’ riffs, electronics, and a drum-machine, used till the extreme. Plus there is the beautiful voice of Cadaveria, who is able to change her voice, from a melodic singing to the growl. The versatility of Cadaveria is the highlight of this album, in which, as usual, the main theme is the relationship between man and machines. The reaction that I experienced was being overwhelmed by a chaos of sounds, with no way out.

Sometimes there is the risk of being hypnotized, like in the song “Normal”. Or to be paralyzed by fear, especially reading the lyrics of “The Mummy”: “They removed my chewy parts, dipped in perfumed oils”. Prepared for my mummification. But all this for what? If you love cyber-metal, with abundant electronics and influences of techno and gothic, you should buy this album. “SICK” is the password to appreciate this project.

Rating – 85/100



  1. Equilibrium
  2. F.T.L.
  3. Normal
  4. Hereditary Neuronavigation
  5. Cold Wind Of Fear
  6. Artmix
  7. Speed
  8. The Mummy
  9. I’m Not Scared
  10. Stones
  11. Wave
  12. Blinded By My Light


Line Up

  • Cadaveria – Vocals, pathological screaming and LATEX mechanizations
  • LJ Dusk – Guitars, multi-core programming, Trojan affections and idiosyncratic APPs
  • John – Bass, sudo master, ECC and tunings


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