Primeval Mass are a band from Greece that has been featured before in this zine and this is a review of their 2016 album "To Empyrean Thrones" which will be released on January 20th by Katoptron IX Records.
Nature sounds start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction along with some melodic guitar leads and after a couple of minutes the music speeds up and also adds in a raw black metal sound that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats and high pitched screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Some of the songs are very long and epic in length and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and the riffs also mix in influences of heavy, thrash and first wave black metal and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also bring in an instrumental track which displays how talented they are as musicians while the following songs use vocals.
Primeval Mass plays a style of black metal on this recording that is very raw and old school in the second wave tradition while also mixing in first wave, thrash and heavy metal elements to create a very heavy sounding recording, the production sounds very raw yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover Occult, Darkness, and Mysticism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Primeval Mass and if you are a fan of occult black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "For Astral Triumphs" "The Grand Ordeal" and "The Mansions Of the night". 8 out of 10.