Nox Aurea
Ascending in Triumph
Style: Gothic Doom Metal
Release date: 2 July, 2010
Playing time: 62:35

Nox Aurea's second release, Ascending in Triumph, is an album that strikes with its easiness to like at once. Whether this will be enough or not for it to hold its head above the rough sea of Doom for eternity is difficult to say.

The Swedes play a doomish metal with much drive on a melodic ground, not without reminding of Cradle of Filth's "...Dusk and her embrace", and the best My Dying Bride releases, track two reminding a lot of "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light", which, be sure of it, is a very honorable comparison.

The mature sound gives the band much credit. The lyrical concept is Gnostic in nature and thus differs from common gothic romanticism.

The release is said to be impressively "rounded off by atmospherical artwork that skillfully sets the lyrical sense" that this fine literary record presents.

I suggest you accord it a look and give a shot to Ascending in Triumph!

01. Ascending in Triumph (7:53)
02. The Loss and Endeavour of Divinity (8:45)
03. The Shadowless Plains (8:18)
04. Mother Aletheia Chapter II (9:52)
05. The Delight of Autumn Passion (6:26)
06. My Voyage Through Galactic Aeons (8:50)
07. To The Grave I Belong (8:11)
08. Emendare (4:12)
Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 27 April, 2011