Monday, 29 July 2013

Primitive Man - Scorn (CD Review)

Denver, Colorado’s Primitive Man was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy, Jonathan Campos, and Bennet Kennedy (current and former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher).

In October of 2012 they recorded their debut LP "Scorn" at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cobalt, Catheter, CTTTOAFF). Scorn was released a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records. After the release of "Scorn" the band parted ways with Kennedy and recruited Isidro "Spy" Soto to take over on drums. The band also self-released a three-song EP in February titled P/M.

They have now unleashed a filthy, malignant maelstrom of blackened doom on their debut album ‘SCORN’.
Thrillingly misanthropic in their approach, PRIMITIVE MAN drench their post-apocalyptic vision of the world in waves of feedback, pummeling guitars and hopelessly frightening vocals.  If a bright end of summer record is what you’re in need of, run as fast as you can from 'Scorn', this is grade-a hateful, soul-annihilating music of the darkest order.

Above are the words from the record company info sheet sent to me, and well you know what they can be like sometimes but i have to say this : Fucking fuck!!! this is so heavy! seriously this is some of the most evil sounding doom laden metal i have heard for many many years!

The first track 'Scorn' is 12 minutes of downtuned, gutteral screaming, mental drumming and chest exploding bass work!

It never lets up for one second track after track then comes 'I Cant Forget' a weird distorted atmospheric nightmare blacker than mst black metal bands could ever imagine, more weirdness with 'Black Smoke' and the rest just a relentless onslaught of pure power!

Rating 10/10

For Fans Of : Cephalic Carnage, Cathedral, Jesu, Sunn O))), Electric Wizard

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