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  • All the reviews on this page are spot on; Primordial has quickly become one of my favorite bands. The songs are spectacular and epic: lots of acoustic passages, very, very catchy riffs, and somehow, without keyboards/synths, they manage to convey that folky feel. As another reviewer says, Nemtheanga has really shone on this album. His vocals are haunting and passionate.

    Another tidbit for people who can’t stand black metal / death metal vocals: This album only has clean vocals! Yes, Primordial started out as BM, and their recent albums still have some gruff vocals, but for some reason, there are none in this album (which in no way means that they’re selling out!).

    This album was my introduction to Primordial, and I was hooked from my first listen. You should get it if you like folk metal (or even folk rock.. it’s really good); and you MUST get it if you’re Irish (when I listen to ‘Heathen Tribes’, I wish I was Irish).

    Recommended for fans of: Agalloch, Moonsorrow, Falkenbach, Windir, Bathory.
    Recommended songs: Heathen Tribes, Traitors Gates (that’s just 2 for you to sample, but the whole CD is equally good).

    Go get it!

    Posted on December 27, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • In 2005 I bought their “The Gathering Wilderness” CD and I had a difficult time getting into it. I loved the themes, but the music on that album didn’t grip me. Needless to say I was skeptical when I read about this new album in Terrorizer. After reading the article and the review on this album, I decided to give Primordial another try and I’m glad I did. “To the Nameless Dead” is a complex, dark, hard, and finely crafted work. I absolutely love the themes, which center on war dead and pagan references. Definitely worth checking out if that is your thing.

    Posted on December 27, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Primordial has quickly become one of my favorite bands to listen to. To The Nameless Dead is an incredible step in both dark & heavy Metal and the tragic saga of being Irish.

    Posted on December 27, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • this is a great release! Primordial really raised the bar for themselves on this one. if there is one criticism, it would be the new vocal stylings are too similar from song to song, but if you like it as much as i do, you’ll be able to get into it with no problems.
    what i am annoyed with is how the U.S. labels ALWAYS screw us fans over by not including the “bonus” materials that are available in/on the European version(s). this release should have included a 2nd “Live” CD… but METAL BLADE U.S. is too busy pushing talentless mall-core/un-metal junk instead of delivering the goods with the better bands they license over to the U.S. market from Metal Blade DE.
    a BIG ZERO STARS for Metal Blade US! a label who could have fueled the scene instead of snuffing it.
    (MB U.S. has also stopped promoting their European licenses to internet radio stations… in favor of talentless U.S. mall-core/un-metal)

    Posted on December 26, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Primordial are a band that, in my humble opinion create music that is compelling and thought-provoking. This band will cut no corners in any way. It must have been a painstaking process to compose brilliant music, lyrics and artwork. But, Primordial could not do it in any other way.Period. Nemthanga sings with sadness, and quite frankly, a fiercesome sense of pride. This cat might be the best “frontman” in Metal. The drumming is superb. And the guitars are coming at you in beautiful fluid crushing waves, which contain a completely melodious strain. Sinply put, this band is sincere in their art. This is possibly the absolute best Metal album of 2007. If and when people listen to this, and God I hope they do, if they aren’t moved by this, I truly feel bad for you. Get this yesterday.

    Posted on December 26, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now