Thursday, March 22, 2012

CD Review: Janus Return With The Hard Rocking "Nox Aeris"

Hard rockers Janus are ready to take their spot on top of today’s rock music pedestal with a new album entitled “Nox Aeris.” The new album will be released on March 27 through Realid Records (Warner Music Group Independent label). It is the much anticipated follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed album, “Red Right Return.”

The new album begins with the dark, heavy rock sounding “In Flames,” which is a great opening act for the album’s first single “Stains.” The song’s gentle vocals get overtaken by the screams of chorus which gives the song that sharp edge that Janus is known for. Songs like “Pound Of Flesh” and “Waive” have guitars blazing as the singing of David Scotney balance between gently sung vocals and powerful choruses. The band’s darkness returns in “Stray” and the drums and bass power the song’s hard rock tempo. The heartfelt ballad “Always Rains” gets sandwiched between the album’s heaviest songs “Numb” and the album closer “Polarized.”

Janus is currently on tour with Chevelle and Middle Class Rut. They will also be performing at this year’s Rocklahoma Festival in May. Please visit the band’s website ( for more information.

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