With Primeval Force (Vinyl)
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Recorded over 10 days at Nacksving Studios (Opeth, Dark Tranquillity) with engineer and studio owner Isak Edh, With Primeval Force continues Vampire's commitment to tracking on vintage gear as well as their professional ear for a good, if truculent sound. The new album was handled in split sessions in 2016. One in May. The other in November. The group also revisited Nacksving later on to lay down additional guitar work, keyboards, and vocals. The entire Nacksving experience turned out to be not just routine but enlightening.
If With Primeval Force is Vampire's musical hail to their influences and a statement of their own innovation, then lyrically it's on another Stygian plane. As Hand of Doom intoned earlier, Vampire are well versed in the hideous yet seductive imagery crafted by H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and M.R. James. As with the music, so too the lyrics. They've parlayed Victorian and Romantic visions of the supernatural into their own.
"As suggested by the album title and the cover artwork, the lyrics deal with the obscure and the gro-tesque, with arcane energies and the rise of fallen idols," Hand of Doom reveals. "Recurring motifs are dark aspects of ancient cultures, violent interventions from beyond the grave and elevating experiences of the supernatural or the divine. Compared to previous Vampire songs, these lyrics draw less influences from, and refer less to, already existing works of art in the same genre."
With savage music and spine-chilling lyrics, Vampire are breaking the seals of seven with With Primeval Force. They are readying for supernal battle. And if the beasts and minions of darkness and the warriors of light don't collide in planet-shattering might upon its release, then, at the very least, the Swedes have their bags packed to hit the road in support of With Primeval Force.
|Primary Format - Music||Vinyl|
|Music Genre||Death Metal / Metal|
|Music Genre Primary||Metal|
LP - SIDE A
- 1. Knights Of The Burning Crypt
- 2. He Who Speaks
- 3. Metamorfosis
- 4. Skull Prayer
- 5. Midnight Trial
LP - SIDE B
- 1. Revenants
- 2. Ghoul Wind
- 3. Initiation Rites
- 4. Scylla
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