Sound — 8
Primitive is a pretty heavy album. It has some killer riffs and deafening vocals. It's heavy almost all the way through, but then there just had to be a rap song. It's still a hard-rockin, heavy-hittin album, though.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are great. The experimentation with all of the different featured vocalists (example: Chino Moreno, Corey Taylor, etc.) is awesome. I also think it's great that Max put a Portuguese song on the album (Mulambo). Very experimental and creative. Max's voice is wonderfully aggressive, gritty, but melodic, in a way.
Overall Impression — 10
All I have to say is: awsome rockin album, go freakin buy it.