Obsidian Kingdom are a band from Spain that plays an experimental mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2007 ep "Matter".
"Fire" which is also the first song on the ep opens up with heavy and melodic guitar riffs, drums and deep death metal growls and a minute later a small amount of black metal screams are added into the song which also leads to a brief and small use of guitar leads.
'Earth" begins with drum beats and distorted and melodic sounding guitar riffs and a few seconds alter deep growls kick in along with some screams a minute later and more black metal influences and the song also gets heavier as time moves on by.
"Water" opens up with soft and clean acoustic guitar playing before adding in heavy guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds later there is a brief use of spoken word parts as well as melodies getting added into the guitar riffing which in return also leads to a mixture of black and death metal vocals along with a brief guitar lead which also leads to a few seconds of clean singing and then the music goes into a faster direction for a bit and then slowing down again along with another guitar lead and you can hear some bass guitars.
"Air" kicks in with a melodic guitar leads before adding in heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums before adding in a small amount of blast beats which also lead to a mixture of black and death metal vocals and towards the end there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads beign utilized.
"Soul" which is also the last song on the ep opens up with clean guitar and bass playing along with drums and a melodic guitar lead which also leads to grim black metal vocals and then a dding in heavier guitar riffs while also keeping around the cleaner sections which also leads to a small amount of blast beats, faster riffing and more solos and towards the end there is a brief use of melodic vocals.
Song lyrics are a concept based on the 4 classical elements of nature, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound for being a self released recording.
In my opinion Obsidian are a very great sounding experimental mixture of black and death emtal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TACKS INCLUDE "Earth" and "Air". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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