Whether it’s because it’s the home of Relapse and Decibel, its multiple venues from small to large, or other factors, Philadelphia has always been a pretty metal city. Black metal band I am the Trireme are a proud addition to the scene. After recording three EPs since 2009, the five-piece are getting set to release their full-length debut, Gnosis: Never Follow the Light, on June 30th on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, another proud Philly metal label.
Today, we’re proud to bring you “A Sullen Reflection of Purity,” the seventh track on Gnosis. Late last year, the band released “Tamerlane (Chapter 1)” from the album, which was two years in the making. “A Sullen Reflection of Purity” is a nearly eight-minute song that starts out heavy and turns atmospheric and moody midway through, reminiscent of Agalloch.
Gnosis: Never Follow the Light will be out on Horror Pain Gore Death productions on June 30.