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PRIMORDIAL
REDEMPTION AT THE PURITANS HAND
METAL BLADE

Ireland’s premiere metal export Primordial are a veteran unit who have enjoyed a recent surge in popularity thanks to the bold and brooding brand of emotionally-wrought pagan metal they have crafted for over two decades as heard on latest release REDEMPTION AT THE PURITANS HAND. Decisively less upbeat and ornate than their peers, Primordial dexterously demonstrates the proper way to strip to bare bones melodies and gritty guitarwork without eliminating any of the structural grandiosity necessary to maintain the epic feel of each composition (“Lain with the Wolf”, “The Mouth of Judas”). Skillfully serving folk and pagan metal without a trace of the bells and whistles most bands in the genre over-employ, Primordial deliver a foreboding sense of Celtic and traditional metallic darkness directly derived from metal’s pagan and folk underbelly on their latest eight-track album.
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