Kathir - Vocals and Bass
Selvam - Guitars
Shiva - Drums
Kannan - Guitars
After the ancient war themed, Kurukshetra in 2003, these Vedic Metal originators have now produced their 4th album with immaculate precision! The music here echos the 3rd album's raw aggression but it's also many decibels louder, meaner & faster than the previous Rudra releases that we've heard.
Primordial I, no doubt keeps true to the trademark Sanskrit mantras, chants and traditional Indian percussions. However, after repeated plays you'll find that there're many hidden elements in the music that makes this album irresistable despite its non-friendly attitude.
Although, the music is harsh, brutal and devasting in its approach, it also grips you with spine chilling intricate melodies and grooves. Not to mention the classical female vocals spewed throughout this recording gives a brilliantly calming touch to the chaos and adds that extra mysticism to the already richly laden arrangements.
Musically Rudra have outdone themselves yet again here with this 4th outing and it only augurs well for their future! If you've never heard Rudra play this way before, well then, this could be the one album that you will either hate or learn to worship. Having said that, its hard to resist these intelligent musicians in any case.