Origin: Ireland  
Genres: Black Metal
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Last update/review: April 21, 2018

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 (ex-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



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



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



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



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



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 Readers' Album #59





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
2007 Readers' Album #26




All Empires Fall  VIDEO
2010 Metal Blade



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
2011 Readers' Album #41




Where Greater Men Have Fallen  
2014 Metal Blade
  1. Where Greater Men Have Fallen
  2. Babel's Tower
  3. Come the Flood
  4. The Seed of Tyrants
  5. Ghosts of the Charnel House
  6. The Alchemist's Head
  7. Born to Night
  8. Wield Lightning to Split the Sun
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Michael O'Floinn
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Simon O'Laoghaire
2014 Readers' Album #25




Gods To The Godless  LIVE
2016 Metal Blade
  1. Gods to the Godless
  2. Babels Tower
  3. Where Greater Men Have Fallen
  4. No Grave Deep Enough
  5. As Rome Burns
  6. The Alchemists Head
  7. Bloodied Yet Unbowed
  8. The Coffin Ships
  9. Heathen Tribes
  10. Wield Lightning to Split the Sun
  11. Empire Falls
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Michael O'Floinn
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Simon O'Laoghaire



Exile Amongst The Ruins  
2018 Metal Blade
  1. Nail Their Tongues
  2. To Hell or the Hangman
  3. Where Lie the Gods
  4. Exile Amongst the Ruins
  5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
  6. Stolen Years
  7. Sunken Lungs
  8. Last Call
  • A.A. Nemtheanga
  • Ciaran MacUiliam
  • Michael O'Floinn
  • Pól MacAmlaigh
  • Simon O'Laoghaire




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