Temple Of Gnosis is a symphonic occult death/doom project, inspired by the Western esoteric traditions, one of the most admirable musical manifestation of the alchemical process of Enlightenment, representing the dissolution and deconstruction of spiritual elements to form a new form of being.
A musical catharsis, underlying the process of emptying and cleansing, the destruction of the original structure in order to build a new one from the ashes. Spread by the sombre spoken vocals, coming from the catacomb of the inner self, Temple of Gnosis states that there’s no enlightenment without traveling through the darkness.
Light, as a state of mind, and darkness go together and act as a single dimension, of which they are the opposite poles.
Music consists of a combination of dark ambient, doom-styled & sludgy guitars and death metal vocals, all supported by heavy symphonic and dark keyboards on an unique shape. The goal is to create a dark atmosphere that represents the process shadow-work and discharge of dark emotions, and to represent many other aspects and symbols of the occult tradition transcended through the music.
"Curse These Metal Hands" parlays the UK bands' chemistry into a record which—for all its tinnitus-inducing ferocity and elegiac arrangements—practically drips with transcendent joy. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 18, 2019