You could easily compare this to the likes of Neurosis and Mastodon, but that would be doing Pyrithe an injustice. The daring and experimental nature of their songwriting makes them so much more than just another atmospheric sludge metal band. Magical stuff
Favorite track: In Praise of Enochian Trickster.
WOWWWW!! This album is completely INSANE, I mean the experimentation in the music is just lunacy and the fact that they got the awesome Doug Moore from Pyyrhon to do vocals on a track is just freaking insane. Pyrithe have just produced the AOTY and everyone else are playing catch up, unbelievable album!! Oh yeah did I mention it's HEAVY
Favorite track: Ekphrastik II: Gifts of Impermanence.
Pittsburgh collaborative, experimental sludge trio PYRITHE announce the band's long-awaited, debut full-length titled, “Monuments To Impermanence'' to be released April 29, 2022 via Gilead Media.
Over the eight tracks of “Monuments To Impermanence” the band bursts open at light-speed through a sonic maelstrom of genre-bending, heavy-as-hell, whirlwind compositions. Calculated, yet never suffocating, the lurching movements of each song twist and turn through evolutions of profound mood swings laced in nebulous, post-everything, sludge-drenched power. Pyrithe delivers an immersive and engrossing blend of intense riffage and avant-garde atmospheres.
Thematically, the band sees the world as apocalyptic and dreadful but through a lens of hilarity and absurdity. “It’s more about understanding, embracing, or jovially mocking those things with strange reverence,” shares PYRITHE multi-instrumentalist Kerr. While broadening their scope both musically and thematically, PYRITHE have achieved an unforgettable and masterful new take on songwriting.
Formed in 2017 by Kerr and Miller, the duo set out to “make the heaviest music we could without forcing ourselves to be ‘heavy’ in any specific way,” (Kerr). The band recruited Weston on bass and Vicky Carbone on vocals. As a foursome, the band shared the stage with the likes of FALLS OF RAUROS, IMMORTAL BIRD, and more, and made a festival appearance at Migration Fest. The band amicably parted ways with Carbone and began working on their full-length. The three-piece entered Fire K Studios in July of 2019 to create “Monuments Of Impermanence”. The trio welcomed multiple guests to perform on the album - including a reappearance of Vicky Carbone who delivers a chilling vocal performance, a blistering and terrorizing vocal performance from PYRRHON frontman Doug Moore, and found-percussion performances (including the use of actual trash!) from Jason Cantu, Max Johnson (NOLTEM), and Shalin Shah (NOLTEM).
released April 29, 2022
Live recording (guitar, bass, drums) by Spenser Morris at Fire K Studios,
Pittsburgh, PA. July 2019. Additional recording (vocals, synths, overdubs, etc…) by John Kerr at his studio Summer 2019 - Spring 2020. Doug Moore’s guest vocals recorded by Doug at his practice space in New
York. Winter 2019. Mixed by Spenser Morris, Spring 2020. Mastered by Justin Weis, Summer 2020. Artwork by Caroline Harrison.