Nidra are a band from Russia that plays a very atmospheric form of blackened doom metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Coma" which was released by Electrica Caelestis.
The album starts out with drone and melodic guitar riffs which start getting heavier once drums are added in and a few seconds alter blackened death metal vocals are added in and after awhile melodic solos become a part of the music along with clean playing and melodic vocals.
As the album progresses the music gets more dark and melodic as well as adding in synths while also remaining heavy and depressive all at the same time and you can also hear more black metal influences making their way onto the record and you can also hear orchestra style sounds coming out of the synths at times and throughout the album the music always sticks to a slower sound while there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars and the last song is a Blut Aus Nord cover which they turn into a more doom metal sounding version.
On this album Nidra take a very melodic and atmospheric form of doom metal and make it even darker and heavier with elements of black metal and with all of those elements they create a very original and melancholic sound.
Song lyrics are written in Russian and cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound to it and the last song is very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Nidra are a very great sounding dark and atmospheric blackened doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sulphuric Woe" "Wholesale Deaths" "Oblivion" and "Procession Of The Dead Clowns" which is a Blut Aus Nord cover. 9 out of 10.