PRIMAL DAWN (Irl): “Zealot” MCd 2006 [demo]


The recording here is excellent to me, raw but clear, the drums being noisy but at the same time powerful in their empty-barrel sound. The definition Death/Black/Thrash fits a bit awkwardly here, as honestly I find this band to be purely Death Metal, one has to explain me why one has to call in Thrash Metal anytime there is some complex structure in a riff. The chords remind me a little bit of Watain (and henceforth, Dissection – ah ah) but the vocals are generally speaking a bit deeper and it’s the hammering drum blast beneath which keeps the songs to another level. Taken in its whole, this is a good 15 minute demo, and a quarter of an hour is the perfect length, becouse I don’t think I would gladly listen to 45 full minutes of Primal Dawn. Not that they’re bad, mind ye you dwarfs, but they just say it all in 15 minutes, period I’s not criticism. The songs are so intense, so varied they seem to last way longer than they actually do. At 3-4 minutes each it’s refreshing to hear a band being able to handle instruments and play so tight.

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