|‘Mantiis’ Album Cover|
When Spanish newcomers Obsidian Kingdom self-released ‘Mantiis’ in 2012, the 500 copies they had pressed sold out in a blink of a eye. The most ambitious project of the band until now, this debut album fully displays its components’ maturity in music writing and performing, meaning a bizarre step outside the boundaries of extreme music. ‘Mantiis’ is a conceptual album on a violent crime and its dramatic repercussions, which featuresg a single song divided into fourteen tracks flowing through different genres. With a progressive character and a post-modern approach, and taking part in the long-lived tradition of rock operas, ‘Mantiis’ embarks the listener in an eerie musical trip, noted for the coherent exploration of a wide range of styles and emotions.