“Destiny - Future of the past (GMR)
"Det är deras klart tyngsta hittills"
"It is by far their heaviest release to date"
(Sweden Rock Magazine, 8/10)
"There is not a weak track on the disc."
"Det finns inte ett enda svagt spår på plattan."
(Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, 8,5/10)
"Europe får ursäkta, men årets hittills mest intressanta svenska comeback står dessa Göteborgsveteraner för."
"Sorry Europe, but this year’s most interesting comeback so far is Gothenburg veterans Destiny."
"Det finns något hotfullt över Destiny"
"There is something threatening about Destiny"
"Låtarna är starka och innehåller mycket riffande och udda strukturer. "
"The songs are powerful and contain lots of riffs and unusual structures."
"...ingen risk att Destiny-fansen blir besvikna."
"...no risk of the Destiny fans being disappointed. "
”Detta är faktiskt en mycket bra platta.”
”This is in fact a very good album.”
— Quotes from different magazines
"Future of the Past"
The latest from this veteran doom metal outfit from Sweden is bound to turn a few heads. Singer Kristoffer Gobel (also singer for power metal band falconer) contributes all of the lyrics on what is his first outing with Destiny, their first since way back in 1998. Candlemass influences abound as they did five years ago but again it's Gobel that brings it all together. His voice soars like a young Messiah Marcolin in a style that totally belies his age. Of the nine tracks, "Flying Dutchman" crosses Maiden/Candlemass/King Diamond into six minutes of majestic metal. There is not a weak track on the disc. If the future of doom is as progressive and powerful as this release, I say bring on the "Future of the Past". Killer stuff!
"Future of the Past"
DESTINY have delivered their dark type of metal for over 20 years now, which probably makes them the most long-lived Swedish metal band ever. Their productivity has been rather low, and the new album is only their fifth. However, after the excellent debut “Beyond All Sense” (1985) they have managed to improve the quality with each new release, and the new album “Future of the Past” is no exception. It is by far their heaviest release to date, but the sound is still progressive and technical. Even though I miss the former singer Zenny Gram, a loss that is particularly noticeable in Zenny’s guest appearances on harmony vocals, the new acquisition Kristoffer Göbel does a very good job and is a lot more impressive in this band than in FALCONER. The masterpiece of the album is the epic title track which in itself makes the album worth buying.
Sweden Rock Magazine
“The Undiscovered Country
Destiny has been around for no less than eighteen years and should be the longest existing hard rock band in Sweden.
During all these years they've only made four records, which is madness career-wise, but makes sense when it comes to allowing yourself time to create new songs. In spite of its being recorded as early as 1995 "The Undiscovered Country" is well-timed now that good old heavy metal, leather and studs are having a revival. The
Gothenburg based band is heavy, lets experience speak and leaves the rubbish and the nazi sympathies to the tough guys with the plastic swords and racoon looks. Here we talk about metal that is worth taking seriously. You definitely can't beat experience, but the band also proves that they're the hardest and the toughest. You never would have thought, huh?”
“Having been around since forever Destiny pull few punches when it comes to showing young scallywags such as Hammerfall how all things True Swedish Heavy Metal should be done. Which is not to say that they reside in a similar musical neighborhood – far from it, in fact, rather, that hearing albums as fluently heavy as "The Undiscovered Country" merely reminds the casual listener of how far the already-stellar Nuclear Blast recording artists have yet to travel before they reach the gates of Metvalhalla. Destiny are already there toasting the gods with fallen heroes. Though it is only their fourth album in 16 years, "TUC" sounds for all the world like the Swedish veterans have been releasing material with regularity of an obsessive prune eater. At times imbued with doom-laden lurch of Candlemass in their prime, at others harking back to classic Sabbath, Priest & Fate, Destiny combine the best of several metallic worlds & in "TUC" have delivered one helluva comeback album. Awesome. 4½”