Primitive Origins

Primitive Origins: November’s ‘En ny tid är här…’

June 18, 2020

Revisiting En ny tid är här…, the 1970 debut from Sweden’s November.

Primitive Origins: Highway Robbery’s ‘For Love or Money’

May 21, 2020

Re-examining Highway Robbery‘s only album, 1972’s For Love or Money.

Primitive Origins: Suck’s ‘Time to Suck’

April 23, 2020

Revisiting South Africa’s Suck and their only release, 1970’s Time to Suck.

Primitive Origins: Astaroth’s “Satanispiritus/Lady of the Moon”

February 13, 2020

Looking into the mystery of Detroit’s Astaroth and their 1968 (or 1975, maybe) single Satanispiritus/Lady of the Moon.

Extreme Archaeology: Primitive Origins’ Top Five Proto-Metal Discoveries of 2019

December 12, 2019

Remembering the five best, and heaviest, proto-metal songs we discussed in Primitive Origins this year.

Primitive Origins: High Tide’s “Sea Shanties”

November 14, 2019

Re-examining High Tide’s 1969 proto-metal-with-violin record Sea Shanties.

Primitive Origins: Blue Cheer’s “Vincebus Eruptum”

September 26, 2019

Is Blue Cheer‘s Vincebus Eruptum the first metal record? We dive deep to figure it out.

Primitive Origins: Randy Holden’s “Population II”

August 8, 2019

Re-examining how Randy Holden foreshadowed Eyehategod’s down and dirty sludge in 1969 on Population II.

Primitive Origins: New Trolls’ “UT”

July 18, 2019

Re-examining New Trolls’ 1972 prog-rock odyssey UT.

Primitive Origins: Epitaph’s “Epitaph”

June 20, 2019

Does Epitaph’s debut album, from 1971, live up to its ’91-DM cover art? We dig deep to find out.

Primitive Origins: Toe Fat’s “Toe Fat”

May 9, 2019

Revisiting Toe Fat‘s self-titled debut from 1970 as we continue our proto-metal minings in Primitive Origins.

Primitive Origins: Bull Angus’ “Bull Angus”

April 18, 2019

Underground Soviet metal from the early ’80s? Sure. Bring it on. Bring it all on!

Primitive Origins: Hairy Chapter’s “Can’t Get Through”

March 28, 2019

Looking back on Hairy Chapter‘s very weird 1971 album Can’t Get Through.

Primitive Origins: Gedo’s “Gedo”

February 7, 2019

Exploring the rowdy live proto-metal recording that is Gedo‘s 1974 debut.

Primitive Origins: AKA’s “Do What You Like”

September 13, 2018

Revisiting AKA‘s strange, strange 1970 debut to find proto-metal amongst the Indonesian pop.

Primitive Origins: Granicus’ “Granicus”

August 9, 2018

Revisiting Granicus‘ self-titled 1973 album, an underrated proto-metal rager.

Primitive Origins: Cristal Y Acero’s “Kuman”

May 24, 2018

In which we revisit an absurd and ambitious Mexican metal rock opera from 1984.

Primitive Origins: The Shiver’s “Walpurgis”

April 12, 2018

Revisiting The Shiver‘s one and only album, 1969’s Walpurgis.

Primitive Origins: Dirty Tricks’ “Dirty Tricks”

March 8, 2018

In 1975, Dirty Tricks put out a proto-metal album that had a couple dips into proto-doom; today, we re-examine that record to see how it’s held up.

Primitive Origins: Jerusalem’s “Jerusalem”

February 15, 2018

In 1972, Jerusalem released their one and only album. And it was heavy , as we find out in the latest Primitive Origins .

Primitive Origins: Buffalo’s “Volcanic Rock”

January 4, 2018

Revisiting Australian rockers Buffalo ‘s 1973 foray into proto-metal, Volcanic Rock .

Primitive Origins: Josefus’ “Dead Man”

November 23, 2017

Looking back at the 1970 album Dead Man from early heavy southern rockers Josefus .

Primitive Origins: Black Death’s “Black Death”

October 12, 2017

Checking back in with Black Death and their 1984 album, a very early documentation of an African-American metal band.

Primitive Origins: Aria’s “Megalomania”

September 7, 2017

For this round of Primitive Origins, we go back to Moscow in 1985 to revisit Aria ‘s “Megalomania” (or whatever it’s called).

Primitive Origins: Primevil’s Smokin’ Bats at Campton’s

July 13, 2017

Re-evaluating Primevil‘s 1974 proto-stoner album Smokin’ Bats at Campton’s.

Primitive Origins: Leaf Hound’s Growers of Mushroom

June 8, 2017

Re-examining Leaf Hound’s 1971 proto-stoner album Growers of Mushroom.

Primitive Origins: Socrates Drank the Conium – ‘Socrates Drank the Conium’

May 11, 2017

In which we go back and examine Greece proto-metal band Socrates Drank the Conium’s self-titled debut from 1972.

Primitive Origins: Dust – ‘Dust’

April 13, 2017

You know the cover, now find out more about Dust’s 1971 debut in our most recent Primitive Origins.