Nov 30, 2016
You know how you just want to make out with a guy, because he’s a great lead singer? Dudes, they’re Irish (hottest accent ever). He has this Celtic-folk tune to his voice (bro got my 2014’s Best Vocalist); and the band is just epic. I never play a live album unless the songs are new, but Primordial is one of those bands that probably HAS to be seen/listened live. No overdub.
Empire Falls (Live): Primordial (Ireland)(0:28-7:58)
[UGH I HATE MAKING MISTAKES. I called Drought Year”s”, instead of Drought Year, on the live show, I apologize.]
The force is strong with the bassist of Drought Year. They have this atmospheric-infused industrial groove mixed with the horror of deathrock, and the vocalist of a sludge band. I was forced to buy them on vinyl. https://droughtyear.bandcamp.com/
Blood Throne: Drought Year (NC)(9:09-12:42)
Wait, Gnaw Their Tongues is a solo thing? Maybe I knew that? This is the sound of a serial killer drilling your head while you are tied up in a bathtub, watching the blood drain from your body. Aw.
Hold High The Banners Of Truth Among The Swollen Dead: Gnaw Their Tongues (Netherlands)(13:03-17:53)
Riff-tastic, groove thrash pumped with energy and fucking Swedish soul.
Netherworld Emperor: Witchery (Sweden)(18:21-21:24)
Strange atmospheric Portuguese black metal. Because, yeah.
the Smirk of Kings: Monte Penumbra (Portugal)(21:53-28:32)
Somehow it took these Swedish dudes 30 years to release their debut album. That is some perfectionist shit. Don’t judge by one song here, this album runs a gamut.
Chaos Of Reign: F.O.A.D. (Sweden)(Fuck Off And Die)(29:24-34:00)
Guest female vocalist on this song. These dudes are not afraid of empty space.
Mirrors In A Black Room: Ultha (Germany)(34:27-42:43)
Imagine a deathrock dude laying on the ground, just drained of blood from a vampire. Blood splattered, and his skin pale and drawn.
Effundet Saguinem: True Love (Nevada)(43:09-48:39)
In 2014, Dead Congregation got one of my “Best of”. They are relentless, filthy, and soul-crushing.
Wind’s Bane: Dead Congregation (Greece)(49:40-54:10)
There is nothing but torture to the next sound. Obviously it relaxed me.
Ever Downward: Bastard Noise/Sickness (CA)(54:39-END)
Behind the Vocals: Dean Martin, Pearl Bailey, Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Buddy Greco