Vera : Let's have it! The numerous gothic bands with female singers in the wake of Within Temptation and The Gathering, all eager to get a grain of success. The music of this band is quiet ok, without being a pioneer in its genre, but the female vocals of Edera are false as a cat from time to time. Definitely mawkish. Because Domina Noctis appears to be an Italian band, Lacuna Coil would have been the inspiring band. I am sorry, but my ears tell me that they haven't grown above the quality of their rehearsal room until now. Heavy guitars, a portion of bombast by euphonious keyboards, accurate drums, no male grunt and a fragile female singer with lack of any stability. That's what I hear listening to these three tracks of the demo.
For the sake of completeness and to serve the die-hard gothic metalfan some further information: Domina Noctis is based in Parma (Italy). The jokes about delicious ham I will drop by these. The band was formed in 1998 by singer Edera and guitar-player Asher and ended up at the third place of an Italian music contest called 'FioriBase 2002'. Recently they even supported Labyrinth. Could it be there's something wrong with my ears, I suppose?