Primitive Graven Image - Psychedelic Episodes - Observations on Death and Deathlessness (CD)

Release/Available Date: 3rd September 2012

Label: Envenomation
Catalogue Number: ENVE005
Price: £10.00

Primitive Graven Image - Psychedelic Episodes - Observations on Death and Deathlessness
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Primitive Graven Image's third album picks up where Celebrating Impending Chaos left off - once again raising the bar and pushing black metal in new directions. The black metal sound is infused with blast beats and death metal sections, pushing the extremity of the bands sound, yet also with further influences from psychedelic and progressive genres. Subtle use of moog synths and a heavy influence from Pink Floyd create the bands most cohesive work yet.

Once again the album has been produced by Russ Russell, himself known for his work with bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death and Evile, and the package is topped off with superb cover art by Matt Vickerstaff for Darkwave art.


"A dynamic and well thought out opus.... Powerful and emotive songwriting, an area in which PGI genuinely excel... Emotive and epic discordance, tempered with an occasional Bathory like stomp." - 8/10 - Metal Hammer, November 2012. 

"This is their third full length and by far their best. Don’t be frightened by the words ‘Prog’ or ‘Spacey’ of ‘Clean singing’ because believe me, this album is packed full of absolutely amazing black metal songs, some with new ideas yes, but ideas that enhance the songs and only add to the appeal of the album. UKBM of the highest order and very highly recommended.9/10 - UKEM (United Kingdom Extreme Metal Blog)

"There is no fat here just good solid and at times epic tracks.. Excellent home grown British Black Metal, you should definitely check this out." - 8/10 - Ave Noctum

"This UK black metal horde are growing into quite a force to be reckoned with. Fine production goes hand in hand with solid musicianship and plenty of depth and colour. An excellent effort." - 4.5/5 - Zero Tolerance


1. Eye Of Existence 
2. Ten Thousand Armageddons 
3. Mock The Lifeline 
4. Slave To The Mannequin 
5. Attack The Attacker 
6. Breathe 
7. The Maniacal Laughter Of A Dying Man 
8. The Killer, The Philosopher and the Holy Man 
9. Of Death And Deathlessness

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