As Sahar began as an unnamed thrash metal band in 1987 and rehearsed covers of their primary inspirations in Sodom, Kreator, Destruction, Poison (Ger), Mercyful Fate, Venom, Hallows Eve, Postmortem, and Fantom Warior. Although they soon began to write their own original music, obligations such as required military service prevented them from recording for years. As Sahar’s first full demo, “Primitively Eastern Winds,” was subsequently recorded over two days in October of 1993 at Freeway Studio and released on cassette later that year, originally in 200 units. In the twenty-five years since its original distribution, “Primitively Eastern Winds” has mostly languished in obscurity, but Nuclear War Now! seeks to refocus deserved attention on it with this reissue. This material demonstrates the dominant influence of Nordic bands such as Burzum and Darkthrone as this Singaporean horde evolved further from its thrash metal roots.