Wuthering Heights - Within

Year of Release: 1999
Label: Sensory
Catalog Number: SR3006
Format: CD
Total Time: 46:17:00

The Danish combo Wuthering Heights puts itself on the same wavelength as Angra, Stratovarius and Rhapsody with their album Within, so do expect a fair amount of neo-classical influences, speed metal and bombastic progressive rock "pur sang." Within is the first part of a huge trilogy that deals with the inner thoughts and dreams of a lonely man. Supplemented with flute and violin, the whole package gets a pleasant and complete label pinned up taking us towards a big medieval influence. In "Enter The Cave" I do hear the sound of Björn Johansson before the rhythm removes all possible doubts. By means of authentic violin "Sorrow In Memoriam" has to be one of the better songs on this disc. Especially the many changes in rhythm and tempo extra emphasize the atmosphere which is synonym for this kind of epic. During "Dreamwalker" the band really leaves all conventional appointments whilst all styles are thrown together. They even include some salsa, an element which certainly can cause a stir during live gigs. This rhythm then changes towards classical guitar before a clavinet emphasizes the classical influences. Without any doubt one of the strongest Sensory releases.

Enter The Cave (3:08) / Hunter In The Dark (5:57) / Too Great Thy Gift (7:12) / Sorrow In Memoriam (8:31) / Dreamwalker (13:38) / The Bird (3:51) / The Wanderer's Farewell (5:20)

Kristian Andr?n - lead vocals
Kasper Gram - bass
Rune S. Brink - keyboards
Erik Ravn - guitars, vocals
Morten N?dgaard - drums

Within (1999)
To Travel For Evermore (2002)
Far From The Madding Crowd (2004)
The Shadow Cabinet (2006)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin DK

Added: September 1st 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

Artist website: www.wuthering-heights.dk
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Language: english


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