Yidhra are a band from from California that plays an occult form of stoner doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Cult Of Bathory" which was released by Magic Bullet Records.
A very dark and heavy retro doom metal sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of melodic riffing t hat also gives the music more of a stoner vibe and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the vocals are very aggressive while also having a melodic tone to them and while the music has its roots in the 70's it still has a more modern and heavier style than the era.
When guitar solos and leads are added into the music they are very dark and melodic while also sticking to the retro vibe of the bands musical style and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear clean playing being added briefly on some of the songs and they also bring in an instrumental tracks that also introduces psychedelic sounds onto the recording before returning back to vocal tracks and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction.
Yidhra plays a musical style that is very heavily rooted in the 70's style of doom metal while also mixing in stoner vibes and a vocal style close to sludge to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror and occult theme
In my opinion Yidhra are a very great sounding occult stoner/doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cult Of Bathory" and "Reign Of Terror". 8/5 out of 10.
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