Drawing influence from visual kei, trance, hip-hop and the supernatural, Chaidura‘s music can be described as a blend of Goth Rock and Alternative metal. Chaidura features the vocalist of Singapore math rock act Sine.
Growing up in a westernized Asian country created a polarizing worldview for Chaidura. This culturally ambiguous environment allowed him to be sensitive to humanity, birthing a naive dream to make the world better. A pursuit that often results in him experiencing self-doubt and dread.
As an attempt to share his feelings and insight to the masses, Chaidura’s debuts with his first single, “Ante Metus”. This marks the first “movement” of his hopes for a better world and a rebellion against his own self-doubt and dread. It is a long and devastating journey but he believes that he will reach there one day.
“Ante Metus” (Latin for “Before Fear”) is an explosive, vulnerable, and spiritually cathartic song that shares his story of recognizing and accepting fear. He believes that accepting and being at peace with our fears allows us to gain self-awareness and ultimately better humans, a trait needed now more than ever. “Ante Metus” is produced by Bani Hidir (B-Quartet) and mastered by Koichi Hara (the Gazette, SiM).
“Ante Metus” is a roller coaster ride, consisting of dark throbbing basslines, dramatic techno synths and heavy guitars accompanied by a vocal style that consists of baritone rapping, harsh screams, and Chinese opera falsetto. There is no telling what is going to happen in the next second, creating a truly unique experience.