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Album: Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen

November 24th, 2014

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Primordial
Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Metal Blade
24 November 2014

by Pete Long

It is impossible to discuss Primordial without talking about the music’s emotion as much as the music itself. Pride, grief, rage; these things meld into each other and every note, giving the band a resonance and sincerity that politicians and Christmas adverts alike would kill for. Where Greater Men Have Fallen is very much in the same vein as its predecessors, and for a band of Primordial’s consistency, that can only be a good thing.

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Album: Primordial – Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand

April 25th, 2011

Primordial
Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand
Metal Blade
25 April 2011

by Tom Dare

Part of Primordial’s enduring appeal is their distinctiveness within a genre where sounding like everyone else is all too often worn like a badge of honour. Obviously another part is that they have released scorchingly brilliant records, both in recent times and stretching back into their long career. Four years on from the peat-encrusted diamond that was To The Nameless Dead, the long wait for a follow up is now at an end, with Redemption At The Puritan’s Hand emerging from the mists of Eire.

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2008 into 2009: Primordial

December 8th, 2008

Mental vocalist, Alan “Nemtheanga” Averill from Irish black metallers Primordial talks about a troubled 2008 and Canadian black metal as well as a bright end to the year for the Dubliner.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Family members overcoming the odds.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Close friends burying their relatives.

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