Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

PYRAMIDS

Experimental/Post Metal • United States


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Pyramids picture
Pyramids biography
Pyramids are an unclassifiable band hailing from Denton, Texas that play among many things a charismatic and dense style of ambient, post-rock and metal with many challenging avant-garde influences. Pyramids have released a self titled debut album in 2008, and have collaborated with Canadian Doom Metal band Nadja on a 2009 split LP. Pyramids are currently signed to Aaron Turner's (of Isis fame) HydraHead Records label.

From the band myspace page.

It starts in the upper atmosphere, in that rarefied air where silence sings and time is little more than an abstraction. As it makes its way down through the tree line, to sea level, to the ear canals, elliptical windows and auditory nerves of the great unwashed, the shapes begin to shift. The sine waves become more distinct: swarming, swirling guitars, drums like a churning steam press, a chorus of celestial voices. Instruments collude and collide in a roiling shoal and then dissipate, leaving a cavernous hole, a ghost town, the vestiges and echoes of a brief terrestrial existence. Out in Dallas and ?other parts of the country,? where seemingly mild psychotropic disturbances can have vast and sinister implications for certain elements within the local populaces, Pyramids conjure the cacophonies of the great unknown, one song at a time.

Pyramids official website

PYRAMIDS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

PYRAMIDS forum topics / tours, shows & news


PYRAMIDS forum topics Create a topic now
PYRAMIDS tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "pyramids"
Post an entries now

PYRAMIDS Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to PYRAMIDS

Buy PYRAMIDS Music


They Play to Make Music Fire Pyramids 1973-1976They Play to Make Music Fire Pyramids 1973-1976
Box set
Disko-B Records 2012
Audio CD$29.11
$80.00 (used)
OtherworldlyOtherworldly
Disko-B Records 2012
Audio CD$8.99
$8.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Ankle Bracelet/Hot Dog Dooly Wah - Pyramids (CD Used Very Good) CD-R USD $8.05 Buy It Now 2h
The ORIGINAL PYRAMIDS 45 Ankle Bracelet / Hot Dog on SHELL label DOO WOP w6126 USD $16.00 Buy It Now 2h
Pyramids - Ankle Bracelet/Hot Dog Dooly Wah CD-R [CD New] USD $11.34 Buy It Now 2h 15m
THE PYRAMIDS-TRAIN TOUR TO RAINBOW CITY.VINYL 7"45RPM.PRESIDENT.VGC+ USD $39.24 Buy It Now 3h 2m
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids-We Be All Africans VINYL NEW USD $31.02 Buy It Now 3h 33m
Pyramids With Nadja Pyramids With Nadja Audio CD USD $24.98 Buy It Now 3h 40m
Here History Began~Sound and Light~Pyramids and Sphinx~FAST SHIPPING USD $29.95 Buy It Now 7h 23m
45 ROCK The Green Pyramids/Novel/Opaque/Susstones/USA/NM Minneapolis HEAR USD $6.07 Buy It Now 8h 2m
SHAKIN PYRAMIDS Pharoahs Chant UK 7" w/PS ROCKABILLY USD $5.95 Buy It Now 8h 24m
THE SHAKIN PYRAMIDS "JUST A MEMORY" UK PICTURE SLEEVE 7" RECORD USD $11.16 Buy It Now 9h 59m
THE SHAKIN PYRAMIDS "PHAROAH'S CHANT" UK PICTURE SLEEVE 7" RECORD USD $11.16 Buy It Now 10h 4m
Rare Babybird Portsmouth Pyramids 27th February 1997 Pair Of Unused Tickets USD $6.54 [0 bids]
16h 28m
Rare Nme Geneva,Tiger, Symposium And 3 Colours Red Portsmouth Pyramids Ticket USD $6.54 [0 bids]
16h 28m
Yanni - The Dream Concert Live from the Great Pyramids of Egypt CD + DVD Sealed USD $10.29 Buy It Now 19h 5m
PYRAMIDS (REGGAE GROUP) Wedding In Peyton Place 7" B/w Girls Girls Girls (pt177) USD $8.88 Buy It Now 22h 48m
Pyramids Vinyl USD $32.92 Buy It Now 1 day
Doo Wop 45~THE ORIGINAL PYRAMIDS~Ankle Bracelet/ Hot Dog Dooly Wah~Shell USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS We Be All Afrcans 2016 German 7-track promo CD USD $6.53 [0 bids]
1 day
Dancing on the Pyramids Audio CD USD $36.40 Buy It Now 1 day
Pyramids With Nadja Cd brand new SEALED USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
ariola LP : PYRAMIDS-drunk & disorderly (hear) USD $23.54 Buy It Now 1 day
1SW BEST 13002 THE PYRAMIDS SURF ROCK GARAGE HER COMES MARSHA PENETRATION HODGE USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Angel Guided Meditation CD No 51 - AKHENATON- Healing in the pyramids of light USD $11.76 Buy It Now 1 day
THE PYRAMIDS - THEY PLAY TO MAKE MUSIC FIRE!1973-1976 2 CD + ENHANCED CD NEW+ USD $40.25 Buy It Now 1 day
RUBY WHITAKER & PYRAMIDS - Mark-X 7007 - I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire USD $42.50 Buy It Now 1 day
13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erick, Magic of the Pyramids, Excellent USD $9.39 Buy It Now 2 days
14/11/81PGN38 ADVERT: THE SHAKIN PYRAMIDS NEW MAXI SINGLE OUT NOW 15X5 USD $9.16 Buy It Now 2 days
The Shakin' Pyramids Skin 'Em Up LP Virgin NM vinyl USD $4.99 [0 bids]
2 days
4/4/81PGN24 ADVERT: THE SHAKIN PYRAMIDS DEBUT ALBUM SKIN EM UP 7X11 USD $9.16 Buy It Now 2 days
MEYHEM LAUREN & BUCKWILD Silk Pyramids INSTRUMENTALS LP new USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
MEYHEM LAUREN & BUCKWILD Silk Pyramids CD new USD $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Silk Pyramids [12 inch Analog] Buckwild & Lauren Meyhem LP Record USD $29.83 Buy It Now 2 days
THE PYRAMIDS-BEST 13002 PROMO WHITE LABEL GARAGE SURF ROCK 45RPM PENETRATION VG+ USD $11.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Rare VTG Columbia A3314 Happy Six "Rockaway Baby" "By The Pyramids" Fox-Trot USD $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Pyramids [VINYL] Pyramids Vinyl USD $36.28 Buy It Now 2 days
JULIO ANGEL Y LOS TRES GRANDES Voces, Guitarras y Violines LP Shrink PYRAMIDS USD $3.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Electric Scenes, Soft Pyramids USD $3.15 Buy It Now 2 days
Pyramids to Projects Audio CD USD $20.96 Buy It Now 2 days
Sincere / Two People In World - Pyramids (Used Very Good) USD $8.12 Buy It Now 2 days
At Any Cost / O.K. Baby - Pyramids (Used Very Good) USD $8.12 Buy It Now 2 days
HERE HISTORY BEGAN RARE 2 X LP Pyramids Sphinx Egypt Georges Delerue USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Rare Sleeper Portsmouth Pyramids 11th October 1995 Used Ticket USD $6.54 [0 bids]
2 days
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange Poster - kanye west Jay-Z OFWGKTA pyramids tyler USD $15.70 Buy It Now 3 days
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange Poster - kanye west Jay-Z OFWGKTA pyramids tyler USD $15.70 Buy It Now 3 days
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange Poster - kanye west Jay-Z OFWGKTA pyramids tyler USD $26.17 Buy It Now 3 days
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange Poster - kanye west Jay-Z OFWGKTA pyramids tyler USD $39.25 Buy It Now 3 days
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange Poster - kanye west Jay-Z OFWGKTA pyramids tyler USD $65.42 Buy It Now 3 days
THE PYRAMIDS PROMO SURF GARAGE 45 RPM..PAUL/PYRAMID'S STOMP..BEST..1963..NM- SND USD $9.99 [0 bids]
USD $12.99 Buy It Now
3 days
THE PYRAMIDS I'M THE PLAYBOY/CRYIN CUB 9112 M- USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
THE PYRAMIDS LONG LONG TIME/OH NO YOU WON'T RCA 7556 M- USD $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
WE BE ALL AFRICANS [VINYL] Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids Vinyl USD $36.96 Buy It Now 3 days
PYRAMIDS Penetration reissue lp USD $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Pyramids Ankle Bracelet /Hot Dog Dooly Wah Vinyl 45 USD $5.99 Buy It Now 3 days
THE PYRAMIDS Ankle Bracelet / Hot Dog Dooly Wah SHELL 711 PROMO DOO WOP 45 USD $49.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Pyramids [Indie] Hunch Your Body Love... shaped picture disc UK USD $18.50 Buy It Now 3 days
The Shakin Pyramids Skin Em Up/Shakin Pyramids Excellent Condition 2 LP USD $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Shakin Pyramids - Skin Em Up GOOD CONDITION WITH Inner SLEAVE USD $12.00 Buy It Now 3 days
PYRAMIDS Penetration / Here Comes Marsha BEST Rare Surf Rock 45 USD $7.00 [0 bids]
4 days
Yanni - Dream Concert: Live From Great Pyramids Of Egypt [CD New] USD $13.28 Buy It Now 4 days
LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY - Tue 30th Apr 1996,Portsmouth Pyramids Centre, Concert Ticket USD $1.30 [0 bids]
4 days
The Shakin' Pyramids - Reeferbilly Blowout (CD, Live) - Revival Rock USD $19.69 Buy It Now 4 days
PYRAMIDS Penetration DJ press USD $129.99 Buy It Now 4 days
45 RPM - THE PYRAMIDS - Penetration / Here Comes .. - BEST RECORDS Can. (RA-20) USD $6.83 Buy It Now 4 days
THE PYRAMIDS Carol Ann M- 45 RPM P/C M- USD $9.00 Buy It Now 4 days
IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS-WE BE ALL AFRICANS-Import w/OBI CD F04 USD $26.99 Buy It Now 4 days
THE PYRAMIDS-PENETRATION/HERE COMES MARSHA-BEST 13002 USD $7.99 [0 bids]
4 days
King Of Kings - Pyramids (Vinyl Used Very Good) USD $21.20 Buy It Now 4 days
Pit er Pat-Pyramids CD NEW USD $15.78 Buy It Now 4 days
The Triplets 45 Pyramids Of Pleasure/You Don't Have To Go Home Tonight 1991 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
SIDE EFFECTS-RAINING/FRENCH FOREST/PYRAMIDS/THROUGH 12" USD $12.98 Buy It Now 4 days
PIT ER PAT Pyramids LP 10 Track With Insert (thrill167) US Thrill Jockey 2006 USD $6.53 Buy It Now 4 days
PROMO WHITE LABEL / THE SHAKIN PYRAMIDS SKIN EM UP / WITH OBI USD $99.99 Buy It Now 4 days
PYRAMIDS I'm The Playboy / Cryin' (Cub K 9112) NORTHERN SOUL USD $22.23 Buy It Now 5 days
YELL (INDIE) My Baby's Into Witchcraft CD 2 Track In Card Sleeve B/w Pyramids (c USD $4.11 Buy It Now 5 days
PYRAMIDS (INDIE GROUP) Hunch Your Body Love Somebody CD 1 Track Promo In Special USD $4.71 Buy It Now 5 days
PYRAMIDS (INDIE GROUP) S/t CD 10 Track Promo (wigcd200p) EUROPEAN Domino 2007 USD $6.53 Buy It Now 5 days
TRIPLETS You Don't Have To Go Home Tonight 12" 3 Track B/w Acoustic And Pyramids USD $4.11 Buy It Now 5 days
SHAKIN PYRAMIDS Celts And Cobras LP 14 Track Tiny Tear On The Sleeve Opening (20 USD $10.26 Buy It Now 5 days
YANNI CD - DREAM CONCERT: LIVE FROM THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT [CD/DVD] - NEW USD $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
PYRAMIDS: The Pyramids Play The Original Penetration LP (Mono, original dark-bl USD $100.00 Buy It Now 5 days
DOOMSQUAD Pyramids On Mars Rare 1 Track CD! New! USD $3.27 Buy It Now 5 days
PYRAMIDS--PICTURE SLEEVE + 45---(PENETRATION)--PS--PIC--SLV USD $22.00 Buy It Now 5 days
DOOMSQUAD Pyramids On Mars 2016 UK 1-track promo test CD Bella Union USD $3.91 Buy It Now 5 days
CD We Were Lovers 'Pyramids' toured with Janelle Monae 2013 DIGIPAK USD $2.50 Buy It Now 5 days
78RPM Medallion 8151 Medallion Dance, Dardanella / Imperial Three, Pyramids V- USD $16.95 Buy It Now 5 days
Pyramids by Pyramids (Rock) Maybe promo, Only has first disc, No second disc USD $5.25 Buy It Now 5 days
Dissidenten 12" LP Life at the Pyramids NEAR MINT condition 64004 FREE US SHIPPI USD $15.00 Buy It Now 5 days
The Shakin' Pyramids - Reeferbilly Blowout (CD, Live) - Revival Rock USD $24.19 Buy It Now 5 days
Train Tour To Rainbow City Pyramids (60s) 7" vinyl single record UK PT161 USD $36.57 Buy It Now 5 days
HUMAN PYRAMIDS, PLANET SHHH!, EX/EX, 12 Track, Promotional CD Album, Picture Sl USD $1.30 [0 bids]
5 days
THE PYRAMIDS - PAUL / PYRAMID'S STOMP - U.S. PROMO 45 USD $33.51 [0 bids]
5 days
Yanni - The Dream Concert: Live from the Great Pyramids of CD New USD $17.17 Buy It Now 5 days
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN PLUS GUESTS USED CONCERT TICKET, PORTSMOUTH PYRAMIDS, 1997 USD $2.60 [0 bids]
5 days
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN PLUS GUESTS USED CONCERT TICKET, PORTSMOUTH PYRAMIDS, 2005 USD $2.60 [0 bids]
5 days
Dissidenten 12" LP Life at the Pyramids sealed LP USD $1.99 Buy It Now 5 days
WORLD BEAT SYNTH/ Dissidenten - Life At the Pyramids (LP) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 5 days
THE PYRAMIDS, OTHER WORLDLY, EX/EX, 15 Track, Promotional CD Album, Card Sleeve USD $1.30 [0 bids]
5 days
Pyramids with Nadja [Digipak] by Pyramids (Rock)/Nadja (CD, Oct-2009, Hydra... USD $19.02 Buy It Now 5 days
Project Natale Pyramids & Palms CD USD $4.33 Buy It Now 5 days
Pyramids-Northern Meadow CD NEW USD $16.95 Buy It Now 5 days

More places to buy PYRAMIDS music online Buy PYRAMIDS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for PYRAMIDS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)
PYRAMIDS has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

PYRAMIDS discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

PYRAMIDS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.88 | 6 ratings
Pyramids
2008
3.88 | 6 ratings
A Northern Meadow
2015

PYRAMIDS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

PYRAMIDS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

PYRAMIDS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

PYRAMIDS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

PYRAMIDS Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 A Northern Meadow by PYRAMIDS album cover Studio Album, 2015
3.88 | 6 ratings

BUY
A Northern Meadow
Pyramids Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Conor Fynes
Prog Reviewer

4 stars 'A Northern Meadow' - Pyramids (76/100)

I was once scolded by my editor that I compare too many bands to Blut Aus Nord in my reviews. I'll admit it's an easy go-to source whenever experimental metal of the cold, inhuman variety is being discussed, and their influence of the black metal sphere is so widespread that I'd still stand by most of those comparisons. Even so; this precedent puts me in a stiff position when I come across a band that deserves a reference to Blut Aus Nord as much and as far as anything else I've heard this year.

While this might sound like the preface to a copycat dismissal review, Pyramids have taken that band's atmospheric framework, and used it to make a compelling little world of their own. Think what Blut Aus Nord's 777 - The Desanctification might have sounded like with all overt traces of black metal sifted out of it, replaced with the sort of muffled clean vocals you might expect from baseline shoegaze. This is blackgaze, even 'black metal gone straight post-rock', but it's far too chilling and eerie to be relegated to the soporific annals of Alcest and their wishy-washy following. No; Pyramids and their second album A Northern Meadow cannot easily be pegged down, as much as their 'BAN with clean vocals' high concept might seem to beg to differ.

Given that those French harbingers have already been mentioned in this review more times than I have fingers on my left hand, it wasn't at all surprising to discover Blut Aus Nord's mastermind Vindsval was behind the album's drum programming. Where drum machines tend to be a budget-motivated compromise, thereby cheapening an album's execution, there are a chosen few within black metal that have managed to do amazing things with programming, and none more than Vindsval. Whether it's A Northern Meadow or one from the 777 trilogy, there's an inhuman calculation to his drum arrangements that actually manages to scare me, by sheer virtue of how emotionally cold it is. It's interesting to hear Vindsval's mechanisms paired with a band that have yet retained a grasp of their own hearts.

Once the shock of overt comparison simmers down a little, it becomes a lot easier to take the album on its own terms. A Northern Meadow is noisily ambient; arguably hazier than the majority of shoegaze, despite the fact that the guitars are sharp and cutting. Throughout the album's fifty minutes, Pyramids stay close to a formula of swirling riffs, cold ambient, and a fairly consistent rhythm throughout songs that can make it difficult to single out particular ideas. the most striking thing about the album's first impression were undoubtedly the clean vocals. Although the specific performance duties aren't disclosed on any edition of the album, the main vocalist makes himself heard through the waves of ambiance. Sounding like a cross between Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) and the fragile falsetto of Toby Driver (Kayo Dot), Pyramids' vocals are in good company. While the cool and eerily dissonant instrumentation would seem a more intuitive fit for black metal snarling, the left-field presence of clean vocals is the first (and, for a time, only) thing that sticks while listening to A Northern Meadow. Throughout my first listen, I was having a tough time making out any particular ideas out of their blackgazing ocean of sound, much less anything in the way of song structures. Several listens later, and I can say with some certainty that A Northern Meadow is an album that only reveals itself slowly to the patient listener. By the second or third time, it becomes pretty obvious that Pyramids have a real penchant for melody; they're just sneaky enough to keep it subtle and muddled.

A Northern Meadow is an impressive variation on a sound I know well and love. It's a perfect kind of music to get lost in, provided you've got the patience and mood to accommodate it. To be honest, I'm not sure if I know enough to call Pyramids great songwriters or not; the melodies are carefully integrated, but it's otherwise difficult to find an outline of memorable composition amidst the noise and haze. I might single "Indigo Birds" out as an exception; a brilliant song that dares to make its vocals ever-so-slightly clearer in the mix. Listening to A Northern Meadow is an otherwise slow-burning experience, but their fluid, bending textures are rich enough that you'll want to come back for more.

Originally written for Heathen Harvest Periodical

 Pyramids by PYRAMIDS album cover Studio Album, 2008
3.88 | 6 ratings

BUY
Pyramids
Pyramids Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Any Colour You Like
Prog Reviewer

4 stars This is what cosmic rape would sound like as an art form.

Ok, so maybe that is a little too absurd, but it comes close to describing the 'sound' or more aptly 'noise' that is Pyramids' self titled debut release. At the core of this album is ambient experimental music which takes massive chunks of avant-garde and progressive influences ranging from drone, black metal, noise and post-rock. In fact, it is so dense and challenging, that it is pointless to try and describe this music in conventional terms, so I won't. The layers on this album are majestic, deep, dense and atmospheric. There are no typically 'metal' or 'rock' riffs here, just layer upon layer of noise and ambiance. Throw in the occasional Jesu-style vocal line and some programmed drum beats, and you have an interesting recipe for chaos. That is what this album is, restrained chaos. If I had to name any track from this album as being above and beyond, it would have to be "End Resolve" for what is a truly mind-bending mash of influences and eerie ambient aura. The closing track "1, 2, 3" is also captivating mostly because of the black metal inspired vocals, something which is apt to catch the unwary lisnter off-guard.

Despite a running time of just over 33 minutes, this album is more than enough to satisfy any listener and their hunger for sonic challenges. The second disc contains a few remixes, and while it is a nice touch, the main attraction should overshadow them. Pyramids are a truly captivating band, and this album is testament to that.

4.5/5

Thanks to Any Colour You Like for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music revuew and archives