After three very solid EPs, I Am The Trireme is set to release their debut full-length album Gnosis: Never Follow the Light on June 30th. This Philadelphia outfit marries death metal, doom and black metal into a seamless and at times melodic onslaught.
You can check out the official video for the album’s first single “Thy Sombering Light” here below. If this track is indicative of the overall sound of the record, then I Am The Trireme is one of the bands to keep an eye on in 2015 and beyond.
According to the press release accompanying the album’s announcement:
Gnosis: Never Follow the Light is a poignant passage through the stages of enlightenment and ascension. Each song has its own symbol and is comparable to the metamorphic phases of a butterfly, or in a more morbid sense the five stages of grief. The album leaves room for the listener to use perception as a tool while reaching a common result.
‘Gnosis: Never Follow the Light’ Track Listing
1. Mettre Fin A Cette
2. Trusty Noose
3. Basking In The Essence Of My Sorrow
4. Grey Fields Of Ash
5. Thy Sombering Light
6. Ascending Into Oblivion
7. A Sullen Reflection Of Purity
8. Tamerlane (Chapter 1)
9. Tamerlane (Chapter 2)