Withem are a band from Norway that plays a very progressive form of metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "The Point Of You" which was released by Sensory.
A very heavy and symphonic sound starts off the album before going into a more progressive metal direction along with melodic vocals and riffing and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the guitar solos and leads have a very melodic and old school 80's metal feeling to them
The music on this album is mostly in an 80's direction while also having the heaviness of modern day progressive metal and they also have a more catchy and basic sound than most bands of this musical genre, the vocals bring a power metal feeling to the recording and the music mostly sticks to a slow or mid paced direction.
On the later tracks the 70's progressive rock sound becomes a huge part of the recording and mixes in with both the modern and old school metal sounds of the recording as well as bringing in elements of commercial classic hard rock in certain parts of the album as well as bringing in a few tracks that are very long and epic in length along with some classical music elements in the synths and they also bring in a small amount of classical guitars on the last song.
Withem brings out the best parts of both old school and modern progressive metal and combines them to create an album that is very melodic and demonstrates a great amount of talent and skill, the production is very professional sounding and the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion Withem are a very great sounding progressive metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Point Of View" "Burned By Senses" "The Paramount of Lies" and "Why Me!". 8 out of 10.
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