Noumena (est. 1998), a prominent Finnish melodic death metal band,
will release their fourth album Death Walks With Me in October. After a
couple of years in hibernation, the band is ready to show they are masters
in combining the best ingredients of the genre with a peculiar Finnish recipe.
The new album is loaded with heavier and more versatile music than ever
before in the band's history. It is woven from catchy and melancholic
melodies, aggressive and tranquil moments and both natural and groovy
sounds. Noumena is bold enough to fulfil their musical visions no matter
how unorthodox those might feel. The variety of instruments heard on
the record is wider than usually in heavy metal, ranging from a French
horn to a mandolin.
Thematically, the album revolves around death and loss. Lyrics reach
from historical atrocities and philosophical ponderings to the moments of
losing a close person and friend. But the inevitability of death makes life
worth living; the songs offer moments of love, devotion and friendship, too.
Death Walks With Me also introduces the new member of Noumena: Suvi
Uura. She is a talented and many-sided musician, who brings a final touch
to Noumena's sound and live action. Suvi's vocal delivery is wide and
deep, from touching and tender singing to brutal growling!
Noumena will satisfy anyone's thirst for quality melodeath and overshadow
generic copycat bands. Highly recommended for the fans of Dark
Tranquillity, Amorphis and Insomnium.