Comatose Vigil was formed in January 2003 in Moscow, Russia under the name Subhuman Abstract. In the same year the band made a rehearsal record on a tape recorder and distributed it among their friends. At that time it was the first Russian funeral doom band. In 2004 the band changed its name to Comatose Vigil and was noticed by Russian label Stygian Crypt. They signed a contract for one album, which was released in Autumn 2005 on a new Stygian Crypt sub-label called Marche Funebre.