Temple Of Gnosis are a solo project from Serbia that plays an occult mixture of sludge, doom and death metal with a touch of dark ambient, black metal and symphonic music and this is a review of his 2015 ep "Mysterivm Magnvm" which was released by Goathorned Productions.
A very dark, occult and avant garde sound starts off the ep along with some ambient soundscapes that also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling and after a couple of minutes the music starts going for more of a heavy and symphonic style of doom metal as well as introducing grim growls onto the recording.
The vocals bring in elements of both death and black metal and the music also alternates between atmospheric and heavy parts as well as mixing them together at times and all 4 of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the riffs also mix in a touch of sludge and the whole ep sticks to a very slow musical direction and when spoken word parts are added in the music starts bringing in even more of an ritualistic atmosphere.
Temple Of Gnosis plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in sludge, doom and death metal but also mixes it elements of ritual dark ambient, symphonic music and black metal to create something very original, the production sounds very dark, raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Western Esoteric Traditions, Alchemy and Hermeticism.
In my opinion Temple Of Gnosis are a very great sounding mixture of dark ambient, sludge, doom and death metal with a blackened touch and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mysterivm Magnvm" and "Thoth-Mercvrivs". 8 out of 10.