Visitors = Circa Survive + Balance And Composure
Immediately reminding me of one of my favorites, the astounding O’Brother, I fell in love with Nova right off the bat. It’s moody and atmospheric, driving and aggressive when it engages, and I’m pretty sure I’m slowly falling in love with Ian Cooperstein’s dynamic voice, soaring in and out between the guitars. “Million Millions” is going to make it into my regular rotation for quite a while, and I also need to point out the particularly haunting climax of the interlude “XMemoria”—freaking fantastic. Keep doing what you’re doing, boys, just give me more.