Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Primevil - "Smokin' Bats at Campton's" 1974

Primevil were a short lived American hard rock group of the 70's. Their lone release, "Smokin' Bats at Campton's" has been described as "a bona fide stoner rock touchstone." It was later re-released in 2006 and in 2007, the band was mentioned in an article in Classic Rock titled "The Lost Pioneers of Heavy Metal." One can almost hear some Fly By Night era Rush, or even Sir Lord Baltimore within' this collection of songs. It's eight cuts run a wide gamut featuring impressive songcraft and musicianship with it's acustic passages, start-stop riffs, and the hard driving "progress" of it's dual guitars, funky bass, and wailing harp. A relic well worth excavating for any stoner rock/metal enthusiast.

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