Wuthering Heights - Salt (2010)
mp3 256 kbps | 59:38 | 108.44 MbFolk/Power Metal | Tracks:09
being original and not being a sub-Genesis Peter Gabriel inspired English prog band with that name. They are from Denmark instead of the UK, but produce some very fine progressive metal. There is a touch of Dio as well as Savatage, which any readers of this column will know is not a bad thing. Like Tyr there is a vaguely nautical tinge to this release, hence the album title. Songs like “The Mad Sailor”, “Lost at Sea”, and “Weather the Storm” seems to fit perfectly with the coastal setting in which I currently reside. Their progressive metal sea shanty is quite entertaining and the choruses are as heavily catchy as you would expect. The sing-along quality of the tracks make their progressive, power-metal style more accessible than some releases. This is the fifth album from the band and I am quite sure this is one of their best. Great stuff from the Danes, and no weepy morose prose in sight.