Altar of I was founded in 2016 in Klagenfurt (Austria). In their beginnings, ALTAR OF I was founded to create a modern combination of Metalcore and melodic Death Metal. With a few changes in their line up and the years passing by, these metallers started to define their style by adding progressive elements, blending aggressive and melodic death metal with atmospheric and progressive elements underlaid with passionate vocals, varying from growling to screaming and clean singing. Their lyrics treat social and political issues with a philosophical approach.
"In a world where people pray to faceless gods and obey rules given from above, it is time to realize who the real gods are: everyone of us. We are our own masters. We should be leading, not following blindly. Your body is your altar as it contains your soul and mind. You are your own god. The ´I´ in you is who you should pray to as it is the center of your own identity. Our music and our lyrics represent our personalities and our view on the world surrounding us. We put all our emotions and energy into our music, we hope you can hear and feel it."