Hey all. It’s Jon, freshly cast out from the land of the employed, and finally ready to stare into the doom that awaits us. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Immersion, the latest from Primitive Man and my first attempt using the Brewer’s Best Scottish Ale Homebrew Recipe Kit.
Denver Colorado’s Primitive Man have been banging out the sickest and gnarliest sludge/doom jams since 2012 and have risen to the top of this heap in very short order. No light, no hope, ear smashing, and soul crushing are all things this band has been doing with aplomb since their debut Scorn. And now, with their third full length Immersion, the band is poised to slaughter eardrums and souls worldwide. They’ve figured out exactly how to build tension and let it simmer to the boiling point and have also figured out how to make it explode into a cauldron of hatred so nasty that many will have a tough time looking inside.
Yeah, so I’ll admit: even I’m a little confused about my choice to go with some drum and bass for this week’s Retrospective. But the fact of the matter is, every so often this thing will pop up on shuffle and I just can’t help but go back and listen through the whole thing, track by track. Released in May of 2010, Immersion was the third studio album by Perth, Australia’s Pendulum. Sure, it’s predominantly drum and bass, with only the occasional flourish of industrial rock, but regardless of how you want to categorize this album, it’s simply a fun, energizing listen from start to finish.