Sidus Atrum is a solo project from Ukraine that plays a very atmospheric and blackened mixture of death and doom metal and this is a review of her 2019 album "Cold Silence" which was released by Lonravn Records.
Field recordings and atmospheric soundscapes start off the album along with some keyboards a few seconds later which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music. Whispered vocals can also be heard briefly and most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Vocals bring in a decent mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls while the riffs also add in a good amount of melody. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the slower sections of the songs bringing in elements of doom metal and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard, when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style, spoken word parts can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
Sidus Atrum plays a musical style that goes back to the 90's era of atmospheric blackened doom/death metal. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Sidus Atrum is a very great sounding atmospheric and blackened mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into The Depth" and "Integrity". 8 out of 10.
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