Primal Power Addiction
Review by Jack on September 27, 2002.
Progressive metal/rock is a funny addition to the often boisterous and heavy world of metal. It bridges through a lot of material that normal exclusive metal heads wouldn’t normally listen to. DVS Records are the exclusive prog-metal label that are bringing a lot of bands into the metal fold and expanding new horizons for seasoned metal boys and girls. Heaven’s Cry and their 2nd album “Primal Power Addiction” are the latest cog in the DVS wheel, and as opposed to some other DVS Records bands (particularly Into Eternity and Ashes To Ashes) they bring a calm and ultimately more melancholic side to the prog-metal scene.
Heaven’s Cry are all about serenity. “Primal Power Addiction” isn’t out to shock or surprise, moreover it is a friendly mate that you can pick up from the record store and take home to meet your parents without any raised eyebrows or forthcoming lectures. Safe and steady, Heaven’s Cry are certainly not an earth-shattering or ear-exploding outfit, but unlike some of those aural-ecliptic outfits “Primal Power Addiction” is an instantly appealing album, but also has the tendency to stick by you through thick and thin.
If you are one to like the mellower prog rock and/or metal, I am positive you will be able to find a whole swag of entertaining moments on this CD to check out. And for Midnight Oil fans there is also a cool rendition of the classic ‘Beds are Burning’. “Primal Power Addiction” is not album of the year material, but you’ll kick yourself if you miss out on it.
Bottom Line: To put it very bluntly, “Primal Power Addiction” is not the sort of record that will completely overwhelm you and dominate your CD player, but if you were to lend the record out to a friend, you will find yourself sorely missing the little guy.
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Rating: 7.5 out of 10