Noestalgya are a solo project from Indonesia that started out in more of an ambient direction and on this recording goes into more of a depressive black metal direction and this is a review of his 2018 album 'Terjebak Dalam Ruang Nostalgia" which was released by Kamar Lo-Fi Records.
Horror movie style synths and rain and thunder and rain sounds start off the album along with some clean playing a few seconds later before going into a heavier direction which also introduces grim but depressive black metal screams onto the recording as well as the riffs also bringing in depressing melodies.
There are also some Nocturnal Depression, Trust and Happy Days cover as the album progresses while a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with some clean playing also returning on some of the later songs as well as elements of dark ambient also being used at times and synths are also used quite a bit throughout the recording.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very raw and melodic style and as the album progresses a brief use of melodic chants can be heard while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some blast beats and tremolo picking when the music speeds up briefly on a couple of tracks which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
On this recording Noestalgya moves away from the dark ambient sound of previous releases and goes into more of a depressive black metal direction, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics a re written in Indonesian and cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Noestalgya and if you are a fan of depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bunuh Diri" "Mendung Kelabu" "Lost The Last Memories" and "When The Midnight Arrives". 8 out of 10.