Relapse doom/sludge titans Primitive Man blew my mind with their most recent EP. Home Is Where The Hatred Is was every bit as crushing as it was devoid of melody or “real music”, if you were to ask a bystander. Since the band appealed to fans for help in funding the purchase of a new touring vehicle, they have now decided to lavish us with a brand new track, “Futility“. Never heard before and definitely not a happy song, you can get the stream over the jump. If you like your doom depressing and your sludge as dank as can be, you’re in for a morose ride.
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“Futility” could definitely have featured on Home Is Where The Hatred Is. As I mentioned in my review, this is music at it’s most belligerent and bludgeoning. Compared to most of the material of the EP, “Futility” does actually bring some speed into play, but again, only for a minute. The bellow of the bass guitar is seemingly bottomless; it even hisses violently when no string is being plucked. The gentlemen of Primitive Man know how to treat their fans. Here’s hoping that more new music isn’t too far away.