PRIMORDIAL — To the Nameless Dead (review)

PRIMORDIAL — To the Nameless Dead album cover Album · 2007 · Folk Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Warthur
If, as the album title suggests, Primordial's take on blackened folk metal is addressed "To the Nameless Dead", then those dead are being shouted at. It's a loud, explosive release that hammers at the senses like a battering ram. The lyrics, as delivered by A.A. Nemtheanga, aren't typical black metal fare and show a greatly increased thematic and emotional range, establishing Primordial's music as a matter to take seriously, and the powerful emotions driving the performances on here are unambiguous and inescapable. At 54 minutes the album cuts out early enough to avoid outstaying its welcome whilst at the same time delivering a substantial, satisfying experience.
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