As I wait outside Camden Underworld to review and photograph Primitai, I notice in the back of my interview book I had written “Primitai, wish I had heard more” from when I first caught them supporting Edguy, thankfully I have got to see them a few times since and was looking forward to tonight’s support slot.
Primitai very quickly won over tonight’s audience. I was instantly impressed by new guitarist Sergio Pedro Girón (the first time I have seen him) whose quality playing perfectly mirrors that of Srdjan Bilic when they do one of their beautiful guitar duets, which are complimentary to Guy Miller’s vocal tone and are the stand out part of tonight’s set. There appears to be a fatherly affinity with Sergio already from vocalist Guy, just giving him some reassurance as he settles into Primitai life.
The Line of Fire’ goes down a storm with those already affiliated with Primitai and certainly wins them some new fans tonight. The fast paced ‘Sin City’ gets the fists in the air in this part of the city of London that is filled with more sinners than there have been members of Deep Purple!
A perfect time to go metal raises itself up from Camden’s gutters with ‘Rockin’ in Hell’. Guy makes great use of his stage, regularly interacting with his fellow bandmates and proving himself a quality front man.
The power metal inspired ‘The Canibal’ is a particular highlight for me tonight with its relentless drumming from Chris Chilcott. Then it’s over to Jamie Lord Castle for the opening lines of ‘Degeneration’.
The last line written on their set list made me smile “What if they want an encore? YOU UNPLUG AND YOU RUN, RUN OFF STAGE! Smiling, smiling of course! NO ENCORES!” and that’s exactly what Primitai did, they left myself and the rest of the audience smiling too!
Set list: Intro, Fortune Favours the Brave, The Line of Fire, Sin City, Rockin’ in Hell, The Cannibal, Degeneration, Scream When You see Us
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