Release: 2005, Label: SpikefarmRecords, Studio: Sundi Coop Studio
Tags: melodic death metal, finland
Last.fm says: Insomnium, Mors Principium Est, Omnium Gatherum, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Nightrage, Kalmah, Naildown
I add: Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Hypocrisy, Satariel, Soilwork
Absence is the official debut album of Noumena, having this in mind the quality of the album is even more stunning. They already released two CDs before (For The Fragile One  | Pride/Fall ) but as far as I know only in they home country Finland!
Many compare their stile to Amorphis but I don't know them so can't do this.
If you want to put them in a genre its definitely melodic death metal. The strength of the album is to transport feelings, the mix of thrashing guitars and clear ones as well as the changing between growling and clear vocals are great timed and Hanna Leinonen is just the "little" add to make the songs nearly perfect.