Review: Primitive Man - Immersion
Immersion opens up with “The Lifer”, a beautiful seven and a half minute piece of crushing agony. I don’t know what it is about this band, but singer Ethan Lee McCarthy sounds borderline possessed. Following “The Lifer” is “Entity” which opens with this dissonant feedback delay for over two minutes before breaking into this slow, droning piece of bliss. “Menacing” begins with unrelenting blast beats, a complete change of pace from the previous songs before going into easily the heaviest song on the record. “♾” comes blistering in after, a two minute harsh noise track that abruptly puts the listener on edge. “Foul” sounds like the gates of hell opening up, and sucking you in. The record ends on “Consumption”, a six minute piece with the coolest drum beat at the very beginning, and a perfect closer for an album.
With each release, Primitive Man continue to be the measuring stick for bands that are relentless in sound. Each time they put out a record, I ponder what’s next for this band. If they can put out a record heavier and more disgusting than Immersion, I will be amazed. It’s unbelievable how heavy Primitive Man are, and I really wish I smoked weed.