Just a few more days and the wait is over for all Neaera fans. Third album 'Armamentarium' wasn't a bad album and the band has succeeded in making a better fourth one. The band started in 2003 and the first record had a lot similarity with a band like Heaven Shall Burn. Fortunately they have found their own path to create a sound more of their own.
'Omnicide' is an obvious successor. The melodic metalcore is still the main course, but they have put more black-metal influences into the songs. The vocals of Benny have improved and he is capable of singing the songs with more expression and emotion, not just the standard grunts and screams but more mature. The interesting riffs in several songs make sure that this is more than an average melodic metalcore act - the song "Caesura" is a good example.
Neaera's fourth is a nice album to listen to, it will not put the world upside down, but it's better than the lot. If you want to hear a mix of metalcore with Amon Amarth take a listen.