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Primordial - To the Nameless Dead [official thread, wit

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

  1. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    Perfectly assessed.

    I spun TGE several times in the past couple days and each time it came and went like a blip. Surprising since it's almost an hour long. Once you entirely grasp the scope which is AJE, going back to TGE is like riding the tea cups at Disneyland 20 minutes after skydiving. Graven Idol, Dark Song, Autumn's Ablaze may be the greatest opening trifecta in the history of metal. Absolutely stunning!
     
  2. Climb Thar Hill

    Climb Thar Hill not family oriented

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    received my primordial cd's today from candlelight and the journey's end/imrama case was basically shattered
     
  3. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    Comparing doesn't make sense, or the comparisons here aren't being properly articulated. You people are making it sound like TGW is not a good album, which is wildly incorrect. It's a phenomenal release regardless of where it sits in their catalog, no? I'm also not sure if I understand how something like "The Coffin Ships" can be belittled when some of usl witnessed that as one of the highlights of HC 1 and quite possibly any live performance [I've] ever seen.

    Forget rating Primordial against a CD in your kitchen stereo. Go see them live and tell me the songs from TGW don't leave you floored. :kickass:
     
  4. Dark One

    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    Well said /\
     
  5. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts Smoke Pipe

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    Burning Season and To Enter Pagan will still better live :loco:
     
  6. Demilich

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    Very true! :headbang:
     
  7. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    Saying TGE is the weakest album in Primordial's catalogue, is like saying the busty blonde with the freckle on her nose is the ugliest gal in Hugh Hefner's harem. It's far from an insult my friend.
     
  8. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    yeah yeah, that's not how it reads. :tickled:

    "too much repetition...they lost their epic vibe....all blends together..."

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    "I spun TGW several times in the past couple days and each time it came and went like a blip"

    These are hardly favorable comments. :loco:
     
  9. skyrefuge

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    I'm sure TGW is a good album, and I'm sure "The Coffin Ships" would be awesome to see live, but then, I'm sure any Primordial song would be awesome to see live. For me, it's just a matter of too much music and not enough time. Particularly with a band like Primordial, I like to be able to have a long, loving relationship with their albums. If I try to listen to everything everyone puts out, that spreads me too thinly, and it all just becomes a long sequence of one-night stands. And that's not the kind of guy I am. So some poor maiden usually has to get the cold shoulder from me in order that her sisters can benefit, and in Primordial's case, it was TGW. It seems she's recovered fine from that blow, however, and has found plenty of lovin' from other quarters, so I don't feel so bad for her anymore.

    Neil
     
  10. Ellestin

    Ellestin one-click buy

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    Every Primordial release is essential in their own way, even the Burning Season EP, but none is "perfect", which is what makes them fit for discussion. However I would not compare Primordial album between them either. I'd say there is one best Primordial album for each occasion/mood. If you want your scrotum pulverized by a train, put on "SBC", if you want a constant trickle of epic sweat down your spine spin "StEA", if you're in for some shoegaze go for "TGW". On the whole my favourite is "Journey's End". Maybe it's their most consistant I dunno, more likely I discovered the band back in 1998 and it just humbled me like none of their stuff since then.
     
  11. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    There's not actually that many Primordial albums, and for me at least, they tend to take priority over other bands.

    A couple of years ago I came to realize that approx 92.17% of "heavy metal" is utter tripe so I should just ignore it altogether and focus on the best of the best.

    (I actually went on a quick $300 spending spree earlier this year when I realized just how many '6-7/10' type crappy albums I own compared to how many '9-10/10' "masterpieces" were still missing from my collection.) :loco:
     
  12. Conspicuously Absent

    Conspicuously Absent Linguistically Confused

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    Actually, I really like TGW in certain moods. Other moods I'm Spiriting the Earth Aflame. Watched some primordial live stuff on youtube, and now I really gotta get down to ragnarok to see them live.
     
  13. Susperia

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    Me too. It's incredible.
     
  14. hibernal_dream

    hibernal_dream A Mind Forever Voyaging

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    Anyone noticed the odd-numbered tracks (1,3,5,7) are quite a bit stronger than the even-numbered ones?
     
  15. Dev

    Dev UTF-8 professional

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    To the nameless dead reminds me of Spirit the Earth Aflame in its construction and overall feeling with a slice of The Gathering Wilderness for the more mature songwriting.

    All in all, it's another solid album without being a masterpiece. This title is tied between AJA and STEA.
     
  16. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    I disagree, seeing that Gallows Hymn is my favorite song on the album.
     
  17. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    If you mean on TGW (ninja edit: obviously since there are eight on the new one), then yes. Although I like the title track slightly more than the songs it's bookended by.
     
  18. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    Ah, he meant for TGW. Well my sentiment remains, due to the excellence of the title track.
     
  19. Tranquillian

    Tranquillian Svartmetallist

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  20. aztattooedsean

    aztattooedsean crazed tattooed metalhead

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    woohoo, I have my ltd 2 cd edition ordered.:headbang:
     

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