Monday, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"
"Exile Amongst the Ruins", is the latest full-length album by Irish metal band PRIMORDIAL.
2018 marks the twenty-seventh year of the band's seminal career, and returning with their ninth full-length, "Exile Amongst the Ruins," they have lost none of their vitality.
Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014's "Where Greater Men Have Fallen" is a more raw, "old school sounding" record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as "a direct energy" and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blends elements of Celtic folk and black metal like no one else. Likewise, the evolution of their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that "Exile Amongst the Ruins" is essential listening for both their long-term faithful and those only now drawn into their world and they are one of the few bands that produce consistent, passionate, and sincere albums and "Exile Amongst the Ruins" is one of the strongest records so far.
"Exile Amongst the Ruins" clocks in at 1hr 5mins, all spread over 8 tunes. The album starts with "Nail Their Tongues", an intro of Sunday church clocks and Celtic acoustic guitar before the rest of the members joins. Fuzzy bass-lines and great played powerfully guitar riffs and Nemtheangas typical vocals to nail the last puzzle piece. "To Hell Or the Hangman" have a wonderful monotone melody that takes you away from the present time with it's galloping guitars and the energy that makes your heart pumping some extra bpm's. "Where Lie the Gods" slows down a bit, a tune where Nemtheangas vocal capacity gets some more space, around the complex atmospheric melody. The title track, "Exile Amongst the Ruins", a brilliant melancholic piece of music, see the video below. "Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed" is a mournful piece of music with soulful lyrics. "Stolen Years" is a beautiful slow and emotional piece with slow and scary shimmering guitars and very touching vocals. "Sunken Lungs" lets loose of the energy again with its rolling drums and the turbulent melody. The album closes up with the longest composition "Last Call", it begins quietly and slow with one laidback guitar and sparse drumming before the cup is overflowing, a strong end to an equally strong album that is well worth the time it might take to let it absorb in.
Sum: PRIMORDIAL have released a masterpiece, an emotional and perfectly crafted album that should get more attention and if I would give out scores then this would be 10/10.
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PRIMORDIAL will be touring Europe this April, along with MOONSORROW and DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT, see all the dates below.
Today's tune is the title tune from "Exile Amongst the Ruins", the song is a simple story. "A soldier’s fate that has happened around the world many times and will continue to do so. It is set in Ireland about 100 years ago. Nothing more and nothing less. They are the Ghosts. We are the Ruins.” Enjoy!
Upcoming Heathen Crusade Tour with DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT and MOONSORROW
APR 12 THU Der Weg Einer Freiheit Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
APR 13 FRI 013 Tilburg, 06, Netherlands
APR 14 SAT Le Trabendo Paris, France
APR 15 SUN Der Weg Einer Freiheit Bruges, Flemish Region, Belgium
APR 16 MON Der Weg Einer Freiheit London, P5, United Kingdom
APR 17 TUE Kulturfabrik Esch-sur-Alzette Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
APR 18 WED Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln, Etr, Switzerland
APR 19 THU Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg, Germany
APR 20 FRI Der Weg Einer Freiheit Leipzig, Germany
APR 21 SAT Der Weg Einer Freiheit Praha, Czech Republic
APR 22 SUN Collosseum club kosice Kosice, 03, Slovakia
APR 23 MON Der Weg Einer Freiheit Budapest, 05, Hungary
APR 24 TUE Szene Wien, Austria
APR 25 WED Backstage Halle Munich, Germany
APR 26 THU Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, 02, Germany
APR 27 FRI Der Weg Einer Freiheit Bochum, 07, Germany
APR 28 SAT Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany
MAY 12 SAT Karmoygeddon Festival, Haugesund, Norway
MAY 26 SAT Tivoli Theatre Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
JUN 9 SAT Sweden Rock Festival Norje, Blekinge County, Sweden
AUG 10 FRI FESTIVAL AREA DE LANGE MUNTE Kortrijk, Flemish Region, Belgium
AUG 11 SAT De Lange Munte Courtrai, Belgium
AUG 12 SUN De Lange Munte Courtrai, Belgium
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