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Band
Primitai
Title
The Calling
Type
LP/EP
Company
Dissonance Productions
YOR
2018
Style
Traditional
Band / Release Notes
Primitai are a London based melodic metal band drawing inspiration from classic heavy metal and combining it with a modern production, intensity and a subtle progressive edge. Whether sharing the stage with NWOBHM bands like Saxon, power metallers Edguy, thrash bands like Warbringer, or even Scandinavian sleaze rock like Crashdiet, the power, melody and intensity of Primitaiís songs and performance has struck a chord with fans across a wide spectrum of metal.
6/19/2018 - Review by: Eric Compton
Smooth, polished, mid-tempo power metal with a nod to AOR and melodic rock
The last time I heard this UK act was back in 2013 with the stellar full-length 'Rise Again'. Since then, I've missed the 2016 record 'Night Brings Insanity', but I've heard the ring of 'The Calling' this year. Dissonance Productions never misses the hometown, traditional talent and Primitai represents that. This is smooth, polished, mid-tempo power metal with a nod to AOR and melodic rock at times. Fairly heavy, exceptional leads and great vocals make this one another winner for these vets.
Recommended for fans of: Messiah's Kiss, Crystal Ball, Audrey Horne
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
3
LYRICS
3


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

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TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
The Calling
2018
Dissonance Productions
Eric Compton6/19/2018
3.5

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