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Release date: 26 March 2010
Style: Progressive power metal, Folk metal


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01. Away!
02. The Desperate Poet
03. The Mad Sailor
04. The Last Tribe (Mother Earth)
05. Tears
06. Weather The Storm
07. The Field
08. Water Of Life
09. Lost At Sea
10. Sympathy [Uriah Heep cover] [bonus]


Erik Ravn - guitars, keyboards, bass, mandolin, percussion, backing vocals, narration
Nils Patrik Johansson - all lead vocals, backing vocals
Morten Gade Sørensen - drums, percussion
Andreas Lindahl - keyboards
Martin Arendal - guitars
Teddy "Dr. Ted Killer Miller" Möller - bass, guitars, backing vocals

guest musician:
Tommy Hansen - hammond organ, accordion

Additional info
promo-CD 2010 : Marquee/Avalon MICP-10908 (Japan) [regular CD with "SAMPLE" sticker]
CD 2010 : Marquee/Avalon MICP-10908 (Japan)
CD 2010 : Sensory SR3052 (USA)
CD 2010 : Scarlet SC187-2 (Europe)

Recorded at:
- Jailhouse Studios, Horsens, Denmark - engineered by Tommy Hansen;
- Blueflame Productions, Uppsala, Sweden - engineered by Teddy Möller and Fredrik Klingwall;
- Studio 907, Skovlunde, Denmark - engineered by Martin Arendal;
- The Cave, Copenhagen, Denmark - engineered by Erik Ravn.

Mixed by Teddy Möller with Fredrik Klingwall at Blueflame Productions, Uppsala, Sweden.
Mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Great Scot! Audio, Uppsala, Sweden.
Produced by Erik Ravn.
"Dawn and a Derelict" frontcover photography by John Perry.
Graphic design & Layout by Claus Jensen.
Photos by Anders Nielsen .

Music & Lyrics by Erik Ravn except "Sympathy" by Ken Hensley / Uriah Heep.

Guest review by

"Abra-macabra, baby, here we go!"

The highly innovative Wuthering Heights offer us yet another astonishing piece of folk flavoured power/progressive metal in the album Salt. Never a band to resort to the downtrodden clichés of the oft criticized power metal style, they continue to push the boundaries into heavier and more whimsical territory. So how will this album fare?

published 29.03.2011 | Comments (6)

Staff pick by

25.09.2010 Danish power/progressive/folk act Wuthering Heights are back with their 5th full length after four years. And damn the waiting was worth it; they tuned down the folk parts and tuned up the progressive side of things all the while they deliver full on power. Maybe not as good as Far From The Madding Crowd, but certainly a very mature release showing that these guys are not afraid to evolve.

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  Thumbs up: Baz Anderson, fade, Lyrinan, Dane Train

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Prisoner - 29.03.2010 at 11:35  
  Fvcking awesome
Baz Anderson - 29.03.2010 at 16:30  
  Can not wait to hear it!
Irinel - 12.04.2010 at 16:18  
  Oh my goooood ...this is wonderful
Chris Steele - 15.04.2010 at 19:50  
Rating: 9 Awesome as hell!
GT - 16.04.2010 at 15:47  
Rating: 9 Just got it yesterday, but didn't have time to listen to it. But I will today and I'm sure it's good
Baz Anderson - 25.04.2010 at 20:11  
  I really don't know what to make of this yet. Definitely their hardest album to get into.
Maybe it's a little too progressive and all-over-the-place for me...

It has a lot of promise, I will give it a good chance.
Baz Anderson - 25.04.2010 at 20:12  
  Also if anyone knows how I can hear the two bonus tracks (Mike Oldfield especially) - please contact me.
3dd - 05.05.2010 at 18:27  
Rating: 10 "Wow...Holy shit!!!"

That's all I could think listening to this album...The songs are brutal with some kick ass vocals. One of the best of the year for sure!
Irinel - 10.05.2010 at 12:37  
  Who the fuck is rating for this beautiful album ?
Anibx - 16.06.2010 at 17:53  
Rating: 10 Come on, staff make a review of this fantastic album. You did it with the shadow cabinet, this is way better.
Hrothdane - 26.06.2010 at 02:42  
Rating: 9
Written by Baz Anderson on 25.04.2010 at 20:11

I really don't know what to make of this yet. Definitely their hardest album to get into.
Maybe it's a little too progressive and all-over-the-place for me...

It has a lot of promise, I will give it a good chance.

It definitely is a grower, and it's rather hard to follow up The Shadow Cabinet. The sea-shanty-like tune of The Mad Sailor is genius imo.
stormfromthepast - 30.06.2010 at 00:28  
  PURE awesomeness of kickassness album of all time, NILS is the best metal singer of the universe.


The road goes ever on! the road goeeeesssss eveeeeeerrrrr ooooonnnn, the road goes ever on !
Baz Anderson - 01.08.2010 at 14:55  
  This album has clicked with me a little more now. I like it a lot.
Hammer Pie - 28.09.2010 at 09:04  
  I like Far From the Madding Crowd a lot, but this one is even better.

I should probably check out Shadow Cabinet.
GT - 20.10.2010 at 13:11  
Rating: 9 Anyone been able to find the Mike Oldfield cover any where? The only place I've seen it mentioned is in a studio report from the recording of the album and I would really like to hear it
Judas503 - 18.12.2010 at 09:47  
Rating: 9 Desperate Poet and The Last Tribe: Mother Earth.....two of the coolest songs I've ever heard.
GT - 20.01.2011 at 16:48  
Rating: 9 So I finally found something about the Mike Oldfield cover:

Hi all,

someone asked about what happened to the song "Discovery" that we recorded during the "Salt" sessions.

Here´s the deal:
This time we hadn´t signed any record deals before we started recording. So besides having to finance it all ourselves, it also meant that we didn´t know the amount of bonus material that would eventually be required.

In the past we´ve usually had to come up with two bonus tracks per album, and so we recorded two this time as well. In the end, when the deals were signed, we had one track too many, namely "Discovery".

So, the track is finished of course - and it´s great - so we´re basically just saving it until we have a use for it.

So time will tell what will happen to the song, but I hope it won´t be too long before you get a chance to hear it.

CrippledReverend - 30.01.2011 at 22:38  
Rating: 10 Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 10
Atmosphere: 10
Melody: 10
Originality: 8
Production: 10
CD Covers: 9

Best Songs:
02. The Desperate Poet
04. The Last Tribe (Mother Earth)
09. Lost At Sea

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