VRIED was formed in 2004 after the demise of WINDIR by three of the founding members.
These guys hail from Norway and play melodic Black Metal music, no surprise there huh?
Well, wait till you hear them. They are not the typical Black Metal band you are thinking of.
These guys have a lot of variety to add to their sound. Yes, there is a lot of atmospheric
Black Metal parts that are melodic, mystical and almost Gothic like, but they also add in a
lot of the harsh cold and dreary Black Metal as well. At times you can hear some old school
European Death Metal coming through. You even hear some Folk Metal influences, which
has to be because of them being from Norway. The part I like the best is the pure Rock 'N
Roll elements that are scattered all through out their sound. This is where they come up with
their style of Black 'N' Roll music. I have heard a bunch of Death 'N' Roll bands before, but
these guys are really the first Black 'N' Roll band I can think of. I loved it! It's as if
CHROME DIVISION, MOTORHEAD & AC/DC joined with DEBAUCHERY,
ENTOMBED & NUNSLAUGHTER as well as MAYHEM, MASTER & IMMORTAL
to create a new entity named VREID! You can't tell me this isn't a killer combination, if so,
then you don't know what good Metal music is all about. I highly recommend everyone
picking this album up no matter what style of Metal your into! Simply amazing!!!