When MANIMAL’s debut album hit their home country of Sweden last year, the band entered the official Swedish album chart at an impressive #36. For a metal newcomer that’s quite sensational. Well-known record label AFM Records thought so, and immediately signed MANIMAL for a world-wide release of the album. The Darkest Room has since received top ratings from the media, including a massive 7/7 in one of Germany’s largest metal magazines, Metal Hammer.
The Darkest Room consists of nine tracks all characterized by the typical hard-rocking, melodic and progressive MANIMAL style, blending elements of Queensrÿche and Rammstein, joined by high-pitched vocals in true Judas Priest spirit. The hard, modern sound of the album is a result of the band’s cooperation with producer Tobias Lindell, known for his previous work with dozens of contemporary acts including Mustach, and was the producer of the latest Europe album. With the release of The Darkest Room, the band have broken new grounds in the distinctive Gothenburg metal scene.