Two years ago, Barcelona, Spain based progressive metal act Obsidian Kingdom released an EP titled 3:11, which we featured alongside an interview. Now the band are back with a new full-length album titled Mantiis, a rock-opera the melds genres from across a rich and varied palette. Classic progressive metal, post-metal, and black metal all come together in powerful influence to carry the story through bouts of despair and violence. Making comparison is difficult, but it wouldn’t be out of the question to associate Obsidian Kingdom with the likes of Opeth, Katatonia, Enslaved, and Ihsahn.

You can stream the album below, and download it for whatever price you’re willing to pay.

If you enjoy the album enough, there’s also a marvelous physical copy of the album with artwork curated by minimalist artist Ritxi Ostáriz (Ihsahn, Ulver) and fashion designer Elena Gallen (Kulte, VICE). If you’re one to collect outstanding physical albums, make this one a part of your collection.

– JR

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