Viking's Choice: Primitive Weapons, 'Night Eyes' : All Songs Considered The New York post-hardcore band is adept at mixing metallic violence with eerie, melodic sweetness.
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Viking's Choice: Primitive Weapons, 'Night Eyes'

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Here's a quick way to get your blood pressure boiling: Turn out the lights, ease yourself into a state of calm with some aromatherapy candles, and play the strobe-light-incarnate post-hardcore of Primitive Weapons as loud as possible.

Okay, for some of us, that's just Friday night. The New York band is adept at mixing metallic violence with eerie, melodic sweetness, which makes sense given guitarist Arthur Shepard's previous projects with members of Quicksand. Four years after its debut, Primitive Weapons' members return to wreak sonic havoc with The Future Of Death. Here's the savage "Night Eyes."

The Future Of Death comes out April 15 on Party Smasher Inc.