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!