Primitive Origins

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: 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: Granicus’ “Granicus”

August 9, 2018

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

Primitive Origins: The Shiver’s “Walpurgis”

April 12, 2018

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

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.