||Well, well, well... I have never heard of
Ljubljana (Slovenia), but it doesn't matter if they're from Buttfuck,
are awesome! This death metal quartet was actually formed back in
1994, but was never really recognized until the end of the 20th century.
I am ashamed of the record labels who elected not to sign these guys.
I am, however, very proud of the Arctic Music Group in doing such
because "Per Aspera" is a mind-blowing metal experience
that molds together old-school technical death metal and mid-paced
atmospheric black metal. Ultimately, Noctiferia reminds me of Altars
of Madness-era Morbid Angel and Nocturnus. There is a vast range of
musical progression in their sound as well. Noctiferia appears to
be very intelligent in their song writing. The structures are very
technical (track 5 - God's Debris), yet still hooking the listener
right in the mouth with heaviness (track 2 - Grief to Master). I just
love the brutal technicality intertwined with keyboards. That in itself,
is a feat that few are able to accomplish with integrity. So therein
lies 9 tracks of newfound familiarity... a sound all their own! If
you are into death metal at all, don't be a fool and let these guys
pass you by!!