Third time out for this US band, and the end result is an album I'd have to describe as promising.
Progressive metal is the name of the game here, and of a variety that I gather many would describe as typical. Not quite in the manner of Dream Theater or Symphony X but related to both, with some passages closer to Norwegian outfit Magic Pie in sound: Organ dominated pieces where the guitars and metal aspects are taking more of a back seat.
Prymary construct quite a few intriguing atmospheres throughout, and I do enjoy the quirky riffs and rhythms often provided as well. That the music is rather dark and bleak at times is an additional bonus. However, frantic, almost chaotic changes is a rather constant factor at play in these compositions too, and for me this leaves an impression of a general lack of coherence. Too many songs and ideas compressed into the individual composition if you like.
Prymary is a talented act, but doesn't quite manage to fulfil their potential on this album in my opinion. Those who like dark and quirky progressive metal might want to give this one a shot though. Especially if they like bands sticking to the classic sound of the genre.