Origin: Ireland
Genres: Black Metal
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Primordial  


One of a handful of Irish black metal bands making some noise in recent years, Primordial has developed a rather intriguing sound on their later works. While black metal guitars are the dominant feature, the overall style is more laidback and epic, with sprawling, slower riffs and inventive pounding drumming and vocals that rarely are of the typical black metal variety, but are more often a clean, midrange croon (predominantly on Spirit The Earth Aflame) or a slightly huskier growl (on Storm Before Calm). The melodies, at times slightly Celtic-laced, are spirited, sweeping and majestic -- excellent and fairly unique. Having just signed to Metal Blade, the best may be yet in store.

Current Members

A.A. Nemtheanga (Alan Averill)

vocals (Void Of Silence)

Ciaran MacUiliam

guitars

Michael O'Floinn

guitars

Pól MacAmlaigh

bass

Former Members/Guests

Derek MacAmlaigh

drums

Simon O'Laoghaire

drums


Discography



Imrama 
1995 Cacophonous
  1. Fuil Arsa
  2. Infernal Summer
  3. Here I am King
  4. The Darkest Flame
  5. The Fires...
  6. Mealltach
  7. Let The Sun Set on Life Forever
  8. To The Ends of The Earth
  9. Beneath a Bronze Sky
  10. Awaiting The Dawn
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Derek MacAmlaigh

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



A Journey's End 
1998 Misanthropy
  1. Graven Idol
  2. Dark Song*
  3. Autumn's Ablaze
  4. Journey's End
  5. Solitary Mourner
  6. Bitter Harvest
  7. On Aistear Deirneach
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Simon O'Laoghaire

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



The Burning Season 
1999 Hammerheart
  1. The Calling
  2. Among The Lazarae
  3. The Burning Season
  4. And The Sun Sets on Life Forever
  5. Forever
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Simon O'Laoghaire

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Spirit The Earth Aflame 
2000 Hammerheart
  1. Spirit The Earth Aflame
  2. Gods to The Godless
  3. The Soul Must Sleep
  4. The Burning Season
  5. Glorious Dawn
  6. The Cruel Sea*
  7. Children of The Harvest
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Simon O'Laoghaire

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Storm Before Calm 
2002 Hammerheart
  1. The Heretic's Age
  2. Fallen to Ruin
  3. Cast to The Pyre
  4. What Sleeps Within
  5. Suns First Rays
  6. Sons of The Morrigan
  7. Hosting of The Sidhe
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Simon O'Laoghaire

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Gathering Wilderness 
2005 Metal Blade
  1. The Golden Spiral
  2. The Gathering Wilderness
  3. The Song Of The Tomb
  4. End Of All Times (The Martyr´s Fire)
  5. The Coffin Ships
  6. Tragedy's Birth
  7. Cities Carved In Stone
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Michael O'Floinn
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Simon O'Laoghaire
2005 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



To The Nameless Dead 
2007 Metal Blade
  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
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Michael O'Floinn
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Simon O'Laoghaire

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



All Empires Fall 
2010 Metal Blade

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Redemption At The Puritan's Hand 
2011 Metal Blade
  1. No Grave Deep Enough
  2. Lain With The Wolf
  3. Bloodied Yet Unbowed
  4. God's Old Snake
  5. The Mouth Of Judas
  6. The Black Hundred
  7. The Puritan's Hand
  8. Death Of The Gods
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Michael O'Floinn
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Simon O'Laoghaire

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 

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