Transcending Obscurity Distribution

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“Cave man metal” is a term often used by critics (including yours truly) to address music that is dumbed down for the least common denominator. Primitiv proves to a be an exception where the band embraces the idea of primitive sounding music to create a death metal album that is unapologetically heavy and relentless in its intent to crush everything. The band’s debut album ‘Immortal & Vile’ comes off as a concept album of sorts, where Primitiv cross the thresholds of sounding old school, taking the music into ancient realms. Every element of the music lends itself to the ancient feel of the music, resulting in a coherent and well put together album.

Primitiv Immortal & Vile

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When I hear of a death metal band from India, I usually think of bands playing the same old school riff that has been done to death. But Gaijin’s self titled EP came as a pleasant surprise. This five piece from Mumbai play a form of technical / progressive death metal that does not compromise on the riffs for the sake of technicality and does not adopt the tired old djent tricks in the name of progression. Their sound follows the path of Gorguts, Death (Symbolic era) and the likes. Their debut EP is a refreshing breath of death metal in the Indian death metal fraternity.

Gaijin EP

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The city of joy, Kolkata has always been one of the cultural capitals of India. It’s contributions to the metal scene is also quite significant. The city boasts a duality of bullet belt wearing old school metallers and modern metal miscreants with their metalcore and nu metal stylings. The band in focus here is of the former variety. Armament is a 4 piece thrash band that parties like it’s still the 80’s. Armed with razor sharp thrash riffs and a never ending flow of energy, the band’s debut ‘First Strike’ is a good way to let out one’s inner thrash monster.

Armament First Strike

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