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To the Nameless Dead

Primordial

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Album Review

While some may be quick to lump Primordial in with the oodles of other black metal bands, these natives of Ireland are certainly not your run-of-the-mill extreme metalists, as evidenced by their 2007 release, To the Nameless Dead. The group thinks in an impressively "epic" scale throughout, while successfully eschewing all the bad habits that black metal has picked up along the way. In other words, there is no high-pitched vocal screeching and no faster-than-the-speed-of-sound rhythms, and the lyrics are not straight out of A Nightmare on Elm Street. In fact, certain metal acts could learn a thing or two from Primordial — playing as fast as your fingers will humanly allow does not always equate with the darkest and most foreboding metal. Sometimes, slow and grinding metal builds up the tension just as much, as evidenced by such standout tracks as "Gallows Hymn" and "As Rome Burns." To the Nameless Dead is arguably Primordial's finest offering to date, and is one of the more pleasant surprises among 2007 metal releases.

Customer Reviews

Superior Black-Folk Metal

This is a great effort by this band. The songs are extremely heavy. When I say heavy, I do not mean in the standard run of the mill, chugga, chugga, overly technical metal, I mean in terms of its atmosphere. This stuff is exremely melodic, emotive, deep, bleak, beautiful and dark. Guitars are well done, singing superb, drums fabulous. The sum of he whole is better than its individual parts. Gets better with each listen a well. Also love that it takes the best of black metal ad discards all its nonsense.

Biography

Formed: 1991 in Skerries, Ireland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Formed in 1987, Irish death/thrash metal outfit Primordial began primarily as a cover band, peppering their sets with the occasional original tune as their confidence grew. Singers came and went, and the band eventually settled into a groove in the early '90s, recording their first demo, Dark Romanticism, in 1993 for around 50 pounds. The EP sold over a thousand copies and the group found themselves heralded as frontrunners in the burgeoning second-wave black metal movement. Primordial signed with...
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