Become lost in the dark, atmospheric delights of PYRESHIP’s new album Light Is A Barrier. Drift over seas of tranquillity, soar through serene skies and ascend into an aura of a distant plain. The alluring post-metal outfit fuse sludge textures and atmospheric tones, along with ‘90s influences, to deliver an epic sound that explores raw humanity and delights beyond our comprehension.
“This album has been in the works for over 3 years, and we are extremely excited to finally release it for you! Recorded live over a couple of days in August 2018 at Red Tree and vocals separately in February 2019 at Dead City (both sessions engineered by Chris Ryan), we finally had our friend Aidan Cunningham mix and master it right at the beginning of the pandemic, but it just didn’t feel like the right time to release it. Now is the time, Coming 04/22/2022!”
Emerging out of the gloom, “Broken Spire” introduces the album with a haunting setting. White noise, a distorted narrative, and radio placed somewhere in the background entice with the promise of something dystopian. Falling into compelling chord progressions and interwoven melodies, “Broken Spire” unleashes a powerful, anthemic chorus that hits with a solid wall of sound. “Anathema” ventures into progressive territories with non-standard rhythms emphasising their sound. Meanwhile, “Forest of Spears” descends, exploring further the heavy designs of PYRESHIP’s sound. Drawing from doom, and fuelling those overdriven guitars, the focus shifts with raw, intense vocals.
Leave all behind and embrace the imagination of PYRESHIP. There’s a stunning ambience that flows through Light Is A Barrier, which also blends with a sense of gravitas. PYRESHIP’s sound is both grounded on earth and soaring through the heavens. Despite the shadowy twists and turns, you’ll find yourself craving more.
Musicwebzine – Hi there, first of all, tell us something about the band
Pyreship – Hmm, in short, we are a group of friends that enjoys each other’s company, as well as playing music together. We have no preconceived notion on sound or direction which gives us a sort of freedom.
Musicwebzine – What is the main theme of your album ?
Pyreship – Well, the overall theme came about when most of us were reading through The Shadow of the Torturer books. With the exception of “Anathema”, which is about Cru’s old roommate who chopped up his girlfriend up and burned her in the fireplace…..which he wrote just to process the events and was never intended to be a Pyreship song.
Musicwebzine – What about the cover and the title of your album ?
Pyreship – Jason Jordan took the photo in Chicago while there to see COL. The title is something Sam came up with, which we all felt encompassed the content within.
Musicwebzine – Which bands have influenced your sound ?
Pyreship – Well, I don’t think that this is a question that can be easily answered because a couple of us listen to an eclectic variety of music. That being said, I think of two albums within the metal genre that were on heavy rotation at the time, Cult of Luna-Mariner and Rosetta Utopiod.
Musicwebzine – Do you think you can still live only on music?
Pyreship – I think music is a complement to the many beauties and heartaches life has to offer. Music without those things has no substance.
Musicwebzine – That’s all!! Greet our readers with a message!
Pyreship – If you are reading this, we truly appreciate your time. We value your that and hope you enjoy the release of our album. And above all else, be kind to everyone,,, even those who think differently, because that is what makes the world go round.