For some reason, I missed out on their debut EP when it was released back in December 2017. I remember that I’ve listened to some parts of it but didn’t pay much attention to it and forgot all about Novaria. Luckily I came across their recently released video and did give them some proper attention this time. Before the video was ended I already was looking for their EP 1 on Bandcamp and that one stayed on repeat for a while.
So, how could I have missed this as it is great music? I will probably never be able to answer that but Novaria was born by the mind of Moniek Roeloffs, songwriter, and guitarist, to change the subject.
EP 1 has great melodies, loads of atmosphere, it’s progressive and at times heavy and creepy. Vocalist Kelly Thans can sing but would also be able to front a black metal band with her demonic screams. And the male vocals from Jasper Velberg, also on bass, combine beautifully with the music.
So don’t make the same mistake as I did, give Novaria the attention they deserve. They’re worth your time and love.
Check out their video above or the full EP below.