Kistvaen is the first Romanian band which adopts a sort of black metal following the path of some European acts who shaped and established the genre of Depressive Black Metal. Bands like Silencer, Shining or Bethlehem are to be mentioned as sources of inspiration.

The five members of the project have related connections with other bands of the Bucharest underground. They were involved in AKRAL NECROSIS, SINCARNATE, DOMINATION, DWARF PLANET and ABIGAIL.