Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Primordial - To The Nameless Dead

Primordial is a folk/black metal band from Skerries, Ireland, formed in 1987 but not really active until 1991.
They play a rather distinct form of music... it's not the sound that comes to mind when one reads/hears something like a "combination of folk and black metal." That sounds like cliché black metal with the folk influence here and there... I could name a hundred bands. Not necessarily bad, but I find Primordial's take on that set of words very refreshing indeed.
This band creates special atmospheres. I cannot describe them obectively, or by anything resembling objectivity. I won't make an attempt at ranting about it, because I don't feel like it today; but I'll just say, this is music I can get lost in, let my mind wander off...
In conclusion; if I had to describe this band and album in a few words, I'd go with: epic (overused at as it may nowadays), somber, atmospheric, sincere, intelligent, persistent. Great lyrics and amazing musical atmosphere that flows underterred.

Primordial - To The Nameless Dead


1. Empire Falls
2. Gallows Hymn
3. As Rome Burns
4. Failures Burden
5. Heathen Tribes
6. The Rising Tide
7. Traitors Gate
8. No Nation On This Earth

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