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Primal Creation – Demockracy

Three years after the formation of their band, Koen Mattheeuws, singer and frontman, brings us Primal Creation‘s first album called Demockracy. Koen is supported by Clint Dusslier (drums), Ruben Dhaene (lead guitar), Cédric Uyttendaele (rythm guitar) and Ewoud Herregat (bas). This Belgian bunch plays a mix modern metal and thrash metal in which they add all sorts of influences.

Right from the start Primal Creation proves they have some serious potential. With the first song The Mockracy they set the tone for the rest of the record. It’s a thrash song, no doubt about that but in between the normal fast riffs they managed to leave enough room for some groove influences with some changes in pace. This sets the tone for the following songs. It’s not just standard thrash metal, it’s more, the changes in the songs give Koen a chance to show why he is the frontman of the band.

Good Riddance on the other hand is a solid thrash song. It’s fast and it’s tight, no room for mistakes, Ewoud holds it together with his bass lines while Ruben gets to show his skill with a guitar solo.

Right before the end of the record the band mixes things up again with an instrumental song called memories which flows right into …of diminishing returns. An epic last song that provides not only the style of Primal Creation but much more. To complete this 7 minutes long masterpiece Koen is supported by Gerd Hanssens ( the Difference), he brings some heavier grunting to close the record with speed, force and skill.

Release date: June 10th, 2017
Label: independent
Tracklist:
1. The Mockracy
2. Vote Clown (Await the Trap)
3. Cast the First Stone
4. Good Riddance
5. Retain the Fight
6. Emperor
7. Vote Clown (a Lost Cause)
8. Memories…
9. … of Diminishing Returns

Reviews

  • Music8
  • Vocals/Lyrics7
  • Production/Mix8
  • Artwork/Packaging6
  • Originality8
  • 7.4

    Score

    Modern Thrash metal infused with all kinds of different influences by a bunch of Belgians... what can possibly go wrong?