Label: Primitive Reaction – PR056
Released: 21st August 2020
Style: Black metal
The glory of Precambrian is at least revealed with the band’s longawaited debut album, Tectonics. Immediately, the ominous surge of classic Hate Forest is felt, mesmerizing and hypnotic and utterly engrossing, all while being barbarically unleashed through savage, searing speed. It’s a peculiar disconnect – throttling violence vs. trance-inducing levitation, one birthing the other (or perhaps the other way around) – but it coalesces with power and poignancy around the grandly guttural throat of Sayenko. But, to simply liken Precambrian to Hate Forest Mk II is to severely undercut the strident ‘n’ stringent artistry of Tectonics, where its
undeniably martial aspect betrays a wealth of textural imagination; the finest of details and most subtle of nuance are explored and expanded upon with paradoxical uncompromising fervor. Thus, in that latter element, perhaps it is accurate to sire Precambrian as the rightful successor to Hate Forest’s cherished legacy… Any way one wishes to absorb the vast, violent world of Tectonics, the sum result is the same: Precambrian perform austere-yet-grandiose black metal art exclusively.