Shambles has been around for a long time. The band started as a grindcore outfit in 1997, before venturing into black metal and finally settling down in the death/doom neighbourhood.
Now, the real question here is; does the title hold? Does the music here create a “primitive death trance”? I guess the short answer is “no, it does not”. What it does is create a fine album that has most of what you are probably looking for when it comes to death/doom, without creating that feeling of complete and utter darkness you should feel while listening to it.
There’s no feeling of a pulling from the abyss in this release. There is no darkness. No Satanic Panic. Just one more death/doom mini album destined to be forgotten.