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Primordial - To the Nameless Dead [official thread, wit

Discussion in 'RC' started by JayKeeley, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Susperia

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    Well I've only listened to it twice so far, but I have mixed feelings about it. I could fall in love with it in the next few listenings but something tells me I won't. Although it's very epic and awesome sounding, and the drumming, which I love about Primordial is still nice and tribal and catchy, there's something missing. There are no really steller, stand-out songs like The Coffin Ships or End of All Times, which when I heard them just once I fell in love. Nothing is really standing out to me.

    However I will keep listening... it is still good. It is still Primordial.
     
  2. Demilich

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    This one has really become a favourite for me. That, and Cities Carved in Stone are the highlights of the album.
     
  3. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    After indulging in the bands entire discography over the course of the past several weeks I feel confident in saying that TGW is on the weaker end of the spectrum.
     
  4. Demilich

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    Overall, maybe, but it has a couple of gems that are up there with the best.

    A Journey's End is the pinnacle of the discography.
     
  5. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    Indeed, though Spirit the Earth Aflame is right on its heels.
     
  6. circus_brimstone

    circus_brimstone Forest: Sold Out

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    But you're already in love with Jerry. :loco:
     
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    She's a whore.
     
  8. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    Maybe it needs a few more spins for you but I can honestly say that now when Gallows Hymn kicks in, it leaves my jaw hanging to the floor. Also the production is just stellar -- listen to when the guitars get amped up on that song and it's like being hit by a wall of sound.

    There are actually 3, 4, maybe 5 standout songs on this album already. Too early to compare it to other Primordial releases, but obviously it's better than Storm Before Calm, that much is certain
     
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    100% agreement here
     
  10. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    Yeah I gave in and downloaded it. I'm pretty sure this album fuckin rules.
     
  11. Demilich

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    I never ever listen to this one, and I think most of that is because of some quip you made about it being inferior several years ago

    I still bought it though :erk:
     
  12. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    Son of the Morrigan is great, though.
     
  13. Susperia

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    Examples? I love how people claim this, but never give reasons why. TGW is great.
     
  14. Crimson Velvet

    Crimson Velvet Sønn av Syperi

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    best Primordial song, EVER.

    TGW is more song-based than earlier releases, losing some of that "journey feeling" in the process. Also a lot of uninspired riffs that get a LOT of repetition (The Golden Spiral).
     
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    Yes, too much repetition. And they went more for a melancholy feeling,losing that epic, triumphant vibe that StEA had in spades. Journeys End had a perfect blend of sadness and power. Storm Before Calm was pure rage. A good thing.

    I like some of the songs, but it all blends together after a while on TGW. Not their finest by any stretch. AJE and StEA are unbeatable.
     
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    That sounds right to me on all counts, except I'm not that crazy about AJE. Maybe I need to listen to that one more. As for TGW, that's the only one I deleted after a few listens. "Skipping" that one probably makes it easier for me to get into the new one, since it's been a while since I've really delved into any new Primordial. (I did re-download "The Coffin Ships" after coming here and finding it at the bottom of a bucket full of RC-semen, but I don't think I've even listened to it again. I shall do that now, I think.)

    Neil
     
  17. Susperia

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    It's really strange how two people's ears can hear such different things. Because I feel that TGW is not monotonous or anything of the sort. I feel it has perfect highs and lows, great choruses, great drums, pacing... and I feel more passion in those recordings than much else they've done before or since.
    I also like the production on TGW because it is somewhere between bad and pristine....It's cozy. =]

    I don't know. When it comes down to it it's just differing opinions...but damn! How do you not hear it man?!
     
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    Hmm, "The Coffin Ships" sounded ok, but not really worth digging it out of that bucket. I'll let you guys keep it.
     
  19. WhiteBeastofWotan

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    I love TGW, especially Coffin Ships of course. Listening to thew new one a few times today, its definitely giving TGW a run for its money. Gallows Hymn is fucking powerful.

    I'M A HEATHEN... SEARCHING FOR HIS SOOOUL *Double bass* :kickass:
     
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    Agalloch The Purest of Doom

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