Coming from Pocatello, Idaho, The Reptilians are a four-piece band and in 2010 they released a very interesting concept EP "The Mentalist" featuring one and only song which lasts 27 minutes. Quoting the band: "The Mentalist explores the mental deterioration of a religious fanatic faced with the loss of his faith, ultimately driving himself to insanity from his inability to allow the belief system he was raised with to coexist with the growing doubts as to what he has been taught is reality. The album is basically a commentary on the damage that any sort of faith-based belief system can have on someone faced with evidence contradictory to what they've been taught. Psychic powers, new-age ideas, religious belief, and similar topics. But dark as it may seem at times, the message is supposed to be motivational."
It's a great multi-layered work which grows continuously as you're listening to it. Among their music references you'll find sludge, progressive rock and post-metal elements, all combined with craftsmanship and resulting into a you'll-never-going-to-be-bored piece of work. The band is currently working on two new full-length releases so keep an eye on them.
*Thanks to Victor for coming in touch.
You can download the EP for free (including a bonus track and a 37 page booklet of artwork for the album) from here.