Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, comes hardcore supergroup Primate and their debut EP “Draw Back a Stump,” which has been thankfully re-released this month by the good people at Relapse Records.
Comprised of current and former members of Brutal Truth, The Despised, Javelina, and Mastodon, Primate deliver a blistering lesson in classic hardcore reflective of decades spent mastering the art. In true grind fashion, “Draw Back a Stump’s” ten songs leave you winded and hurt in twenty minutes flat, without a single song hitting the 3 minute mark.
Each track stands alone as a celebration of all the best parts of 80’s hardcore and grind, hearkening back to pioneers such as Poison Idea, GBH, and Black Flag, while still maintaining to sound relevant and fresh.
Standout cuts include the ferocious “Hellbound,” which boasts vicious group vocals and Bill Kelliher’s best lead playing of the record, as well as the S.O.D. sounding “March of the Curmudgeon” and the vicious forty-seven second bruiser “Get the Fuck Off My Lawn.”
Those of us who do not tire of break-neck speed punk rock, and are familiar with all of the member’s previous works, should find this record to be nothing short of awesome. Get the album and understand that you are liable to break something (or someone) when listening to this record at high volumes.