Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Sound: Primordial's Redemption At The Puritan's Hand

Of the many Metal albums released each year few transcends genre and can keep away from trends and attitude wars. The legendary and underappreciated Irish band called Primordial can easily be the representation of this description. Always staying true to their sound with mostly clean vocals and a great use of rhythm the sometimes mid paced music of Primordial follows what can be named as old school Black Metal that meets classic Heavy Metal. Their latest release Redemption At the Puritan's Hand, aside from being titled ridiculously long, represents the pinnacle of their talent and reach. It is populated with strong songs, far from being too melodic or just simple aggressive music it is a composition of superb songs that elaborates some of the traditional Metal elements while staying true to itself and being contemporary. The melancolia and war hymns of this album will be a sure mark into the pantheon of Metal for the years to come.

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