Primitive Origins

Primitive Origins: Winterhawk’s ‘Electric Warriors’

October 14, 2021

Looking back on Winterhawk‘s 1979 album Electric Warriors as it gets set to be reissued next week.

Primitive Origins: Sarcofagus’ ‘Envoy of Death’

September 9, 2021

Looking back on Sarcofagus‘ second album from 1980 as it gets set to be reissued next week.

Primitive Origins: Bloodrock’s ‘Bloodrock’

July 15, 2021

Mining Bloodrock‘s self-titled album from 1970 to determine its metallic quantities and qualities.

Primitive Origins: The Power of Zeus’ ‘The Gospel According to Zeus’

June 3, 2021

Checking out the only album from The Power of Zeus to see if the tunes hold up in heaviness 51 years later.

Primitive Origins: Zarpa Rock’s ‘Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis’

May 6, 2021

Checking out Zarpa Rock’s 1978 album Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis to see if the tunes are as metalhead-friendly as that gruesome cover art.

Primitive Origins: Heavy Metal Kids’ ‘Heavy Metal Kids’

March 4, 2021

Re-examining the 1974 self-titled debut from the curiously named Heavy Metal Kids to find out just how heavy metal they are.

Primitive Origins: Black Widow’s ‘Sacrifice’

October 29, 2020

Re-examining Black Widow’s 1970 debut, Sacrifice, in a seasonally appropriate 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 .