The Winter Warrior
9/18/2021 - Review by: David Loveless
All-out assault of resilient retro grade madness
Black metal is alive and well and any pre-conceived notions that metal is dead is a complete myth. Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) is doing its part based on the valiant efforts of the one-man black metal band, Primordial Serpent. Ferocious riffs, pounding drums and a trance-like cadence fuse to complete an all-out assault of resilient retro grade madness.
On the latest effort, 'The Winter Warrior', Primordial defends the throne of darkness with a pummeling riff attack, corpse-like vokills and early 90's production techniques to construct a cold and ethereal metal machine. Songs like "A Dawn Of Another Winter" and "Mighty Darkwolf" waste no time setting a speedy pace, as these tracks are not only brutal but have a tinge of melody that showcases a superb writing campaign. "Skadi's Warth Upon The Prairies" gallops like an early Iron Maiden track with a tasty twin-guitar rhythm section. The album's title track is one of the fastest songs on the album but also dives into a sludgy mid-section that is reminiscent of some of my favorite Marduk tracks.
Don't sleep on this one, as Primordial Serpent is a serious contender for Black Metal allegiance.
Recommended for fans of: early 90's Black Metal
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