A breath of fresh air in the alternative metal scene, which has become increasingly generic and redundant the past few years. Janus does the impossible by coming up with an original album. It is far from perfect, but I didnt think i would ever like an alternative metal album again. So props to Janus
After the excellent Red Right Return, I predicted Janus to deliver something truly special on their following album. I wasn't wrong. Nox Aeris is certainly something special. There's no jumping through musical hoops here, but the songwriting and execution are both exceptional. Atmosphere is the crowing achievement of Nox Aeris. As the title suggests, it's like a black fog seeping between every note, between every dense, testosterone-fueled guitar line, between every crooning word and piercing howl. The music is now without hope, though. Through lyric and melody, Janus manage to keep you from getting sucked into the inky darkness completely. "I'll leave a light on for you."