Thy Primordial are a band from Sweden that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 1997 album "Where Only Seasons Mark The Path of Times" which will be re-issued in June by Dissonance as a part of a box cd set called "The Blackend Years".
A very heavy yet melodic sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and the vocals are also high pitched black metal screams.
A great amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style and as the album progresses rain and thunder sounds as well as some acoustic guitars and clean vocals are also used briefly on a couple of tracks but also focusing mostly on a heavier sound.
On this recording Ty Primordial played a style of black metal that was very fast, raw and melodic in the true Swedish tradition, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Swedish and English and cover evil, darkness, death, apocalypse and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording and if you are a fan of fast Swedish black metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Conquest" "Forthcoming Centuries" "Hail Unto Thee...Who Travels Over Heavens" and "Dodskuggan". 8 out of 10.
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