Vexilla Regis Prodeunt Inferni (No Fashion)
Enslain Magazine Issue #6
Order Issue #6!  This review included. It becomes overwhelmingly obvious, from first listen, that Noctes is from Sweden. They have the melodic death metal nature known of their homeland, mixed with evil blackness. This release, however, isn't as mainstream friendly as others of their classification. It has a raw, more underground feel that only the underground devotees will appreciate. This is not to say there are no catchy rhythms, for there are many that intermingle with the chaotic sound structure to form a balanced force. "Vexilla Regis Prodeunt Inferni" is filled with dark, subtle soundscapes, with possessed, evil vocals and classic guitar harmonies. This album is sure to be enjoyed. -- Lady Enslain