Numph are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of progressive rock, metal and grunge and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Theories Of Light".
The album starts out with clean playing along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them which also leads up to melodic vocals and the music has a progressive rock feeling to it and after awhile the music goes into a heavier direction along with some aggressive vocals as well as bringing in solos and leads while also keeping around the clean parts.
When the album m goes into other songs more hard rock elements are added into the music while also remaining heavy and progressive at the same times as well as bringing in some synths and the band also brings in a mixture of heavy and acoustic parts and in certain sections of the recording there are also some spoken word parts being utilized.
As the album progresses traces of alternative are brought into the music and the band brings in a great amount of diversity with their music and also have a sound that would be perfect for the mainstream rock stations.
Numph sow a great amount of diverse and originality in their music with the way they combine the heaviness of metal and grunge with progressive rock and I feel if they get signed by a major label they could become a very big band.
Song lyrics cover dark, metaphysical and philosophical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album as well as most of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Numph are a very decent sounding mixture of progressive rock, metal and grunge and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Jacob' Ladder" "Death And Rebirth" and "An Angel". 7/5 out of 10.