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Metal Hammer of Doom: Primus - The Desaturating Seven

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The boys are back to review the latest Primus album, The Desaturating Seven!

The Desaturating Seven is the ninth studio album by American rock group Primus, released on September 29, 2017. It is the band's first album of original material since 2011's Green Naugahyde, and is the first LP featuring original material with drummer Tim Alexander since 1995's Tales from the Punchbowl.

The album is a concept album, based on the children's book The Rainbow Goblins, written by Italian author of children's books, Ul de Rico. Les Claypool used to read the book to his children when they were younger, and was fascinated and inspired by the vibrant artwork and use of colors of the book. Claypool always felt the book's story would make a fascinating musical project, and eventually approached his fellow band members about recording original music based on the story of the book. This is the second Primus album based off of a movie or book, the first being the 2014 album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble.