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Released: 2014, Pure Steel Records
Reviewer: Ilias Pap (Greece)
Doom metal is a difficult and tough metal subgenre to deal with as a musician and a listener as well. Primeval Realm another one good doom metal band that keep the doom flag high. PRIMORDIAL LIGHT is their debut album and shows what Primeval Realm is about.
PRIMORDIAL LIGHT is a deeply doom metal album with all the elements that this metal subgenre includes: slow and imposing epic tunes, clear and majestic vocals. The album’s opener, ‘Primeval Realm’ is an great overture to the doom metal kingdom that the band introduces to us. The first song, ‘Black Flames and Shadows’ could be a doom metal classic song without any exaggeration.
The rest of the album flows in the same high standards and almost never drops. Shifting constantly gears, from a higher to a lower one and vice versa, PR constantly changes the speed of their arrangements, while trying to maintain a broader sense of epic proportions.
Bottomline, PRIMORDIAL LIGHT an impressive piece of work (my favorite songs are ‘Night of the Wolfmoon’ and ‘Galaxy Lifter’). Suffice to say, it was worthy of all the anticipation. I can assure you; this album will cast your soul into the deepest chasms of Doom and will leave you craving for some more.
You may not have heard of this band, but doubtless you will be doing so more in the future. With a fresh take on the doom metal dynamic, this, their debut album, provides a master class in modern doom metal.
1. A Primeval Realm
2. Black Flames & Shadows
3. Electric Knowledge
4. Galaxy Lifter
5. Heavy Is This Mind
6. Night Of The Wolfmoon
7. Primordial Light...Departure
Joe Potash – vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums
Reed Thomas – bass,
Mike White – drums, percussion
Brian Leahy - keyboards
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