Vried are a band from Norway that plays a style that i would describe as being progressive black metal with a rock edge and this is a review of their 2011 album "V" which was released by Indie Recordings.
Drums range from mid paced to fast playing with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing sounds very professional with riffs that are very easy to hear at times, as for the synths when they re utilized they have a very dark and progressive feel to them.
Rhythm guitars range from mid paced to fast black metal riffs that also have a great amount of thrash and rock influences with a good amount of melody, while he lead guitars are very melodic and progressive sounding solos that have a classic metal feel to them, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they full chords to give the music a dark and progressive feel.
Vocals are very high pitched black metal screams with some clean singing being used on a couple of songs and on one song there is a spoken word passage, while the lyrics cover dark themes with a very nature orientated feel and on one song there are lyrics about a monotheistic cult and also there seems to be a focus on war, as for the production it has a raw but still very professional sound and you can hear all of the musical instruments on this recording.
In my opinion Vried are a very good progressive black metal band, and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wolverine Bastards" "Fire On The Mountain" "Welcome o The Aslyum and "Slave". RECOMMENDED BUY.