Wuthering Heights is a HeavyMetal band from Denmark with what critics describe as a unique sound that comes from blending PowerMetal and FolkMetal styles, something only two other bands[[note]]Falconer and Elvenking[[/note]] are known to do. Furthermore, Wuthering Heights was first to blend the two styles when it formed in 1989 under the name Angelica. This has caused them to be labeled under ProgressiveMetal due to the experimental nature of combining these two subgenres as well. They went through a number of other names as well before ariving at their current one, and a number of different band members as well. Their first demo was released under the name [[TheLordOfTheRings Minas Tirith]] in 1992, it was called ''Tales From The Woods''. At this time the band consisted of Erik Ravn, Morten Birch, Kenneth Saandvig, and Martin Røpcke with one former member, John Sønder. They released a second demo under the name Vergelmir in 1995, by which time Jannik B. Larsen, Troels Liebgott, Tim Christensen, and Tim Mogensen had joined the band and everyone but Erik Ravn and Kenneth Saandvid had left. It wasn't until their third demo in 1999 titled ''Within'' that they got picked up by Locomotive Music under their current name. Their second album called ''To Travel For Evermore'' was released in 2002. In 2004 they released their third album ''Far From The Maddening Crowd''. Their fourth album ''Shadow Cabinet'' was released in 2006, and their fifth album ''Salt'' was released in 2010. Their current label has also changed to Scarlet Records. Erik Ravn also composes most of the band's songs[[note]]The exceptions are Sorrow In Memoriam, Dreamwalker, Battle of The Seasons, A Sinner's Confession, and their cover of Shadow of The Gypsy[[/note]] in addition to being the only member of the band with it since its inception.

The subject matter of power and folk metal mesh well together. The band further draws from the predecessors to PowerMetal; SpeedMetal and early HeavyMetal. Wuthering Heights took the fast pace and complex riffs from this and blended in the traditional instruments seen in FolkMetal to create an even more complex sound. In their vocal style they pronounce the lyrics clearly, in the higher registers of typical HeavyMetal ranges. This combined with their lack of swearing in their lyrics is what is refered to as "clean lyrics" and is common to PowerMetal, but even here the added FolkMetal influences create a different sound from what would be typical of a PowerMetal band.

[[folder: Albums and Tracklistings]]
1) ''Enter The Cave'', 2) ''Hunter In The Dark'', 3) ''Too Great Thy Gift'', 4) ''Sorrow In Memoriam'', 5) ''Dreamwalker'', 6) ''The Bird'', 7) ''The Wanderer's Farewell''
!!!Line Up
Erik Ravn guitar, vocals/Kristian "Krille" Andrén vocals/Rune S. Brink keyboards/Kasper Gram bass/Morten Nødgaard drums
'''Guest musicians:'''
Troels Liebgott flute/Henriette Cordes violin/Carsten Kronhøj, Rasmus Reckeweg, Anders Pharnen-Hermund, Claus Jensen, Kenneth Pedersen, Kristian Larsen, Lars F. Larsen, Rene Nielsen, Mads Volf, Kenneth Saandvig backing vocals
!!To Wander For Evermore,
1) ''Behind Tearstained Ice'' (instrumental), 2) ''The Nevershining Stones'', 3) D''ancer In The Light'', 4) ''Lost Realms'', 5) ''Battle Of The Seasons'' (instrumental), 6) ''A Sinner's Confession'', 7) ''See Tomorrow Shine'', 8) ''Through Within To Beyond'', 9) ''River Oblivion'', 10) ''When The Jester Cries'' [Japanese Bonus Track]\''La chanson De Roland'' (instrumental) [Korean Bonus Track]
!!!Line Up
Erik Ravn guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals/Rune S. Brink keyboards/Henrik Flyman guitar/Morten Sørensen drums/Kristian "Krille" Andrén vocals
'''Guest musicians:'''
Lorenzo Dehó bass/Tommy Hansen, Claus Jensen, Finn Zierler, Klaus Lindy backing vocals
!!Far From The Maddening Crowd
1) ''Gather Ye Wild'' (instrumental), 2) ''The Road Goes Ever On'', 3) ''Tree'', 4) ''Longing For The Woods part 1 - The Wild Children'', 5) ''Highland Winds'', 6) ''Longing For The Woods part 2 - The Ring Of Fire'', 7) ''The Bollard'', 8) ''Bad Hobbits Die Hard'' (instrumental), 9) ''Longing For The Woods part 3 - Herne's Prophecy'', 10) ''Land Of Olden Glory'', 11) ''Lament For Lorien'', 12) ''Memory In A Memory''(instrumental) [Japanese Bonus Track]\''Gather Ye Wild (reprise)/The Tapdancer'' (instrumental) [US Bonus Track]
!!! Line Up
Erik Ravn guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals/Nils Patrik Johansson vocals/Rune S. Brink keyboards/Henrik Flyman guitar
Morten Gade Sørensen drums, percussion
'''Guest musicians:'''
Jette Hansen bagpipe/Lisbeth Sagen violin/Ulrik Tofte Jespersen flute/Henrik Svanekær banjo/Tommy Hansen backing vocals
!!Shadow Cabinet
1) ''Demon Desire'', 2) ''Beautifool'', 3) ''The Raven'', 4) ''Faith - Apathy Divine part 1'', 5) ''Envy'', 6) ''Snow - Apathy Divine part 2'', 7) ''Sleep'', 8) ''I Shall Not Yield'', 9) ''Reason... ?'', 10) ''Carpe Noctem - Sieze The Night'', 11) ''The Midnight Song'' [European Bonus Track]\''Shadow of A Gypsy'' (cover) [Japanese Bonus Track]
!!!!Roaming Far From Home [US Bonus Disc]
1) ''Tree'', 2) ''Longing For The Woods part 1'', 3) ''Longing For The Woods part 2'', 4) ''Lost Realms'', 5) ''Bad Hobbits Die Hard'' (instrumental), 6) ''Hunter In The Dark'', 7) ''Highland Winds''
!!! Line Up
Erik Ravn guitar, keyboards, mandolin, narration, backing vocals/Nils Patrik Johansson [[SelfBackingVocalist all lead vocals, backing vocals]]/Morten Gade Sørensen drums, percussion, backing vocals/Andreas Lindahl keyboards, backing vocals/Martin Arendal guitar/Teddy "Dr.Müller" Möller bass
'''Guest musicians:'''
Lisbeth Sagen violin/Tommy Hansen hammond organ, keyboards, accordion, percussion, backing vocals/Tina Gunnarsson backing vocals/Niklas Kupper backing vocals
1) ''Away!'', 2) ''The Desperate Poet'', 3) ''The Mad Sailor'', 4) ''Tears'', 5) ''Weather The Storm'', 6) ''The Field'', 7) ''The Last Tribe (Mother Earth)'', 8) ''Water Of Life'', 9) ''Lost At Sea''
!!!Line Up
Erik Ravn guitar, keyboards, vocals/Andreas Lindahl keyboards/Martin Arendal guitar/Morten Sørensen drums/Nils Patrik Johansson vocals/Teddy Möller - bass

!The current line up:
Erik Ravn guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
Teddy Möller bass, drums, guitar, vocals
Morten Gade Sørensen drums, percussion
Nils Patrik Johansson vocals
Martin Arendal guitar
Andreas Lindhal keyboards

Not to be confused with Literature/WutheringHeights or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1pMMIe4hb4 the song of the same name]] by Kate Bush. [[SincerityMode Please]].
!Wuthering Heights Provides Examples Of:
* AgeProgressionSong: A Sinner's Confession.
* AnimalMotifs: Birds mostly. Especially notable in ''The Raven'', but eagles and other birds also appear in a few other songs.
* AscendedExtra: Kenneth Saandvig went from guest muscician to full band member[[note]]the fact that he is no longer with the band is beside the point[[/note]]
* CombatPragmatist: Carpe Noctem - Seize The Night.
* CoverVersion: Of ''Shadow of The Gypsy'' by Ache, but only as a Bonus Track for the Japanese release of Shadow Cabinet.
* TheBeautifulElite: Beautifool.
* BSODSong: I Shall Not Yield starts off as one, never really gets into the morality of the narrator and procceeds to move on through many other themes.
* CreepyCrows: The Raven
* DeathSeeker: ''Reason'' is basically just one of these guys explaining why he's such a KnightInSourArmour.
* DeathSong: The Mad Sailor and arguably a few others like Sleep and River Oblivion.
* TheDreaded: The Raven.
* DrivenByEnvy: Envy.
* DrivenToSuicide: Sorrow In Memoriam, Snow - Apathy Divine, and I Shall Not Yield have characters contemplating this.
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The first tracks on their second and third albums are instrumentals, and the the case of the former it later has an instrumental song last eight minutes fourty eight seconds about halfway through, plus a number of songs open this way all on their own.
* EpicRocking: The average song length for the band is about six minutes, their longest single song runs about sixteen-''and-a-half'' minutes long. Their third album has a song in tree parts, on tracks 4, 6 & 9.
* EpicRiff: When you play in a style as unique as they do, and make such frequent use of riffs, it would be surprising if they ''didn't'' manage to produce at least one such riff.
* FadeOut: This is a common way for their songs to end.
** FakeOutFadeOut: So is this.
* GriefSong: Lament for Lorien.
* HeavyMetalUmlaut: Averted in the band, [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the band members as ''they '''are''' from Denmark''.
* HeavyMithril: When a band combines elements from PowerMetal and FolkMetal, and used to go by the name Minas Tirith, what else do you expect?
* [[spoiler:HumansAreBastards]]: The last line of ''A Sinner's Confession''.
* IAmBecomingSong: Hunter In The Dark
* IAmSong: "Literature/TheRaven"
* IAmTheBand: Erik Ravn, only original band member remaining, songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist.
* ImplacableMan: ''I Shall Not Yield''
* LonelyPianoPiece: Usually of the violin variety such as in ''Behind Tearstained Ice'' and the intro to both ''Apathy Divine'' songs.
* {{ManlyTears}}/MenDontCry: ''Tears''
* MetalScream: Plenty.
* MinisculeRocking: ''Reason'' is single refrain, 8 lines long, and has no lengthy intros, extros, solos or bridges meaning that it doesn't even last ''half'' a minute.
* {{Mondegreen}}: "'Cause you will never bring doen" - I Shall Not Yield. That's right [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/doen doen]] not the most common of words, so its only natural to hear it as a more familiar word or words that fit the context instead, and it deasn't help that the meaning of real word doesn't actually seem to fit the context either. This is just your mind playing tricks on you though, and a likely substitution will be "me down."
* NewSoundAlbum: Many considered [[DarkerAndEdgier The Shadow Cabinet]] to be this.
* NoExportForYou: On the various bonus tracks in certain countries, except they are all exports.
* NoReprisePlease: Unless you the right bonus tack for the third album.
* ThePowerOfHate: "Even if I'm only holding on by sheer spite itself" - I Shall Not Yield
* PragmaticVillainy: Carpe Noctem - Sieze the Night
* ProperlyParanoid: "I cannot trust in anyone I know/To me my neighbor is my foe/There's poison in the sweets you find" - I Shall Not Yield
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Faith - Apathy Divine part 1, I Shall Not Yield indeed.
* RereleaseTheSong: ''Roaming Far From Home'' the US bonus Disc for ''Shadow Cabinet'' was a collection of these.
* TheResenter: The narator of Beautifool.
* RevolvingDoorBand: Former members; John Sønder, Morten Birch, Kenneth Saandvig, Martin Røpcke, Jannik B. Larsen, Troels Liebgott, Tim Christensen, Tim Mogensen, Rune S. Brink, Morten Nødgaard, Kasper Gram, Kristian Andrén, Peter Jensen, Lorenzo Dehò, Henrik Flyman, and Eric Grandin. Addittional Guest Musicians; Troels Liebgott, Henriette Cordes, Carsten Kronhøj, Rasmus Reckeweg, Anders Pharnen-Hermund, Claus Jensen, Kenneth Pedersen, Kristian Larsen, Lars F. Larsen, Rene Nielsen, Mads Volf, Lorenzo Dehó, Tommy Hansen, Claus Jensen, Finn Zierler, Klaus Lindy, Jette Hansen, Lisbeth Sagen,Ulrik Tofte Jespersen,Henrik Svanekær, Tina Gunnarsson, and Niklas Kupper.
* SanitySlippageSong: Elements crop up in a lot of their song, chronologically we have Enter The Cave, Hunter In The Dark, Too Great Thy Gift, Sorrow In Memoriam and Dreamwalker from their first album, and The Desperate Poet and the Mad Sailor from the fifth. Tough you could make a case for a few others.
* ScrewDestiny: I Shall Not Yield
* SelfBackingVocalist: Nils Patrick Johanson on their ''Shadow Cabinet'' album.
* SevenDeadlySins: A Sinner's Confession works its way through Greed, Gluttony, Pride, Envy Sloth, Lust and Wrath though not neccissarily all by name, then in Shadow Cabinet we have ''Demon Desire'' for Lust[[note]]or Avice or Gluttony, but Lust is the popular interpretation[[/note]], ''Beautifool'' for Pride, ''Envy'' [[CaptainObvious for Envy]], ''Sleep'' for Sloth, and ''I Shall Not Yield'' for Wrath.
* SnowMeansDeath: Zig Zagged in ''Snow - Apathy Divine part 2'' at different points in the song its imagery is invoked, it is inverted[[note]]possibly sarcasticly[[/note]], averted, subverted, double subverted with an inversion[[note]]where death comes when the snow leaves[[/note]], and used as metaphor for the grief of death.
* SomewhereSong: Highland Winds and Lament for Lorien from their third Album.
* SongOfCourage: ''The Mad Sailor''
* SongStyleShift: Pretty much every riff, often repeatedly, sometimes the lyrics do this too like in ''Sleep'' and ''I Shall Not Yield''
* StopAndGo: A number of songs use this.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Carpe Noctem - Sieze the Night
* {{Troperiffic}}: Look at this list, now look at how many of them apear in the same songs.
* WalkingTheEarth: The Wanderer's Farewell, Lost Realm, Through Within To Beyond, The Road Goes On And On, Highland Winds, and The Land Of Olden Glory. You could make a case for a few others as well.
* WanderlustSong: Chronologically speaking we have The Wanderer's Farewell from their first album, the whole second album[[note]]but then, it is titled ''To Travel For Evermore''[[/note]] especially Lost Realms, See Tomorrow Shine and Through Within To Beyond, The Road Goes Ever On and Land Of Olden Glory from the third album, and Away from the fifth. Though you could make an arguement for a number of others as well.
* TheWildHunt: ''Longing For The Woods part 3 - Herne's Prophecy''