Yes, dark ambient. We're back in times long forgotten, a time where ancient spirits wandered among the hunter-gatherers that we once were. Forests were still surrounded in mystery. Shamans, druids or ancient priests performed strange rituals where hypnotic percussion enforced deep, organic drones. Those were different times. Mankind had other things to worry about, survival mostly, but we were connected with nature, way more than we are today.
Paleowolf is a ritual, or tribal ambient project from Belgrade, Serbia. The project want to evoke those ancient spirits, or at least represent them, with a number of gloomy soundscapes, throat singing and deep, hypnotic percussion. The result is quite brilliant, reminding me of the likes of Sephiroth, Lustmord and Raison D'Etre. Needless to say that most Cold Meat Industry fans will probably immediately embrace this album and so they should.
The four pieces on this album vary little from each other but that's perfectly fine. It gives the whole a nice flow and a decent representation of the entire ritual. The use of a number of different traditional instruments adds a lot to the mysterious atmosphere. Besides, title track 'Primordial' mixes that feeling with a great Calva Y Nada like industrial rhythm that is quite irrisistable. I can only recommend this album if you're a fan of decent, high quality dark, tribal or ritual ambient, that's for sure.