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Release date: 24 November 2007
Style: Black metal, Celtic folk metal


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Disc I
01. Empire Falls
02. Gallows Hymn
03. As Rome Burns
04. Failures Burden
05. Heathen Tribes
06. The Rising Tide
07. Traitors Gate
08. No Nation On This Earth

Disc II [limited edition, live at Rock Hard Festival 2006]
01. The Golden Spiral
02. The Gathering Wilderness
03. Sons Of The Morrigan
04. The Coffin Ships
05. Song Of The Tomb
06. Gods To The Godless

Top 20 albums of 2007: 1

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Additional info
Label: Metal Blade

The album is also available as a limited first edition in a digibook, featuring another cover design, 40 page booklet, and a bonus CD of Primordial's performance at the 2006 Rock Hard Festival.

Guest review by
Silent Creeper

Did you ever wonder how to make music that is epic and powerful without use of any keyboards, orchestra or samples? Well, if you do not know the answer, you should probably ask Primordial. They certainly managed to achieve that.

Primordial never released an album that would be rated less than amazing, and they still follow this trend with their latest called To The Nameless Dead. As I already mentioned, the first thing that came to my mind when I listened to this album was: "This is what I call "epic" metal!" Album has an amazing beginning with song Empire Falls (which is in my opinion one of the best Primordial have ever done) and all the others that follow are also great of course. Here we have again an outstanding vocal performance from Nemtheanga which sings with such passion that only few vocalists really could. His vocal work is always brilliant, no matter if he sings clean parts or he does harsh vocals. Other members are extremely "well-trained" too, especially the drummer which brings even greater epic feel to the album with his very varied and precise drumming. Album is produced and written as it should be, songs are not only very well composed but also have great lyrics which are written of course by Nemtheanga. Most of them begins with slow intros and then slowly evolve into great, timeless, epic masterpieces.

published 09.11.2008 | Comments (27)

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lord artan - 16.03.2012 at 23:30  
Rating: 10 Gallows Hymn...what a masterpiece
musicalkaratekid - 31.03.2012 at 15:31  
Rating: 9 This album really is something special. You can imagine going to ireland and listening to this album full blast, and just taking in the atmosphere that is created. The only thing i could say negatively is that the drums seem to plod on, however they also flow well with the other instruments, so its not that big a deal for me. I would really like to see this band again, they were amazing at bloodstock.
Vasil de Shumen - 23.12.2012 at 11:26  
Rating: 9 Nemtheanga sounds like Vladimir Vysotsky
Bad English - 06.09.2013 at 13:35  
  Another good one, cant catch up whit The Gathering Wilderness, but this is second best album from the band, one more left(so far) and my journey will be over via this bands disco, excellent album, good songs, lyrics (BTW those would not fit in any other band) , great great masterpiece...
serega25 - 24.03.2014 at 09:50  
Rating: 10 Heathen Tribes!!!
Marcel Hubregtse - 17.08.2014 at 02:02  
Written by amin1987 on 17.08.2014 at 01:54

Really perfect

Please stop spamming and put those three comments into one comment.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.08.2014 at 12:23  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.08.2014 at 02:02

Please stop spamming and put those three comments into one comment.

You should check out his list.
Dima - 17.09.2014 at 15:26  
  Hmm played this a couple times in the car recently. Love it now.
Maco - 17.09.2014 at 19:42  
Rating: 10 Epic as fuck.

telephonebear - 21.11.2014 at 20:54  
Rating: 9
Written by lord artan on 16.03.2012 at 23:30

Gallows Hymn...what a masterpiece

Definitely my favourite off this album.

Maco - 27.02.2015 at 07:21  
Rating: 10 I will say it once more:

Metal can't get more epic than this.
Tomas Piller - 26.04.2015 at 22:56  
Rating: 10
Written by Maco on 27.02.2015 at 07:21

I will say it once more:

Metal can't get more epic than this.

So true! This is damn epic, totally it.
LuciferOfGayness - 11.11.2015 at 13:37  
Rating: 8 Good album but I waited for the black metal parts in vain. Its folk and its post- heavy metal, but not black. Sorry for being such a tagjerker.
Bad English - 11.11.2015 at 18:14  
Written by LuciferOfGayness on 11.11.2015 at 13:37

Good album but I waited for the black metal parts in vain. Its folk and its post- heavy metal, but not black. Sorry for being such a tagjerker.

more BM parts was in 1th and second , maybe 3th (I don't remember)

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