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  • Summary: The tenth studio release for the drone metal band led by Dylan Carlson, features guest appearances from Mark Lanegan, Brett Nelson of Built to Spill, Rabia Shaheen Qazi, and Jodie Cox.
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  1. Sep 18, 2014
    90
    Primitive and Deadly will take you to the highest heights of doom, high enough to see the end in its coming. It’s all over now, there’s no need to come down.
  2. 85
    This is properly heavy fare, a sound utterly bereft of light yet still richly, intensely, rewardingly musical that makes the evil posturing of the extreme metal posse seem even more daft.
  3. Sep 2, 2014
    80
    Primitive And Deadly, in part, represents an encapsulation of Earth’s discography, but more importantly it also sees the band moving on, entering a new phase and expanding their dimensions.
  4. Sep 2, 2014
    80
    The addition of bassist Bi;ll Herzog lends Earth a gnarliness absent in recent folk-inflected outings. [Oct 2014, p.71]
  5. Sep 19, 2014
    80
    This album is as relevant as anything Earth have released to-date and may be the dawning of another new era for the Seattle legends.
  6. Sep 15, 2014
    70
    Primitive And Deadly is imbued with an energy of its own: a bold, if flawed update on the Earth model.
  7. Sep 11, 2014
    60
    It’s satisfying enough to nod off to, even if it confirms suspicions that the band peaked at Pentastar.

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