Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen



8.2 | 201 votes |
Release date: 21 November 2014
Style: Black metal, Celtic folk metal

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01. Where Greater Men Have Fallen
02. Babel's Tower
03. Come The Flood
04. The Seed Of Tyrants
05. Ghosts Of The Charnel House
06. The Alchemist's Head
07. Born To Night
08. Wield Lightning To Split The Sun

Line-up
Nemtheanga - vocals
Ciáran MacUiliam - guitars
Michael O'Floinn - guitars
Simon O'Laoghaire - drums
Pól MacAmlaigh - bass

Additional info
Produced and engineered by Jaime Gomez Arellano.
Recorded at Grouse Lodge studios, Westmeath, Ireland.
Mixed and mastered at Orgone Studios, London, UK.

Layout and poster artwork by Costin Chioreanu.
Original photos used for front and back cover by Miluta Flueras.

Guest review by
Netzach
Rating:
9.0
If someone were to ask me a "yes-or-no" question such as: "Do you think this is their most accomplished album yet?" my answer would be "yes or no," because such a question simply cannot be answered with a single yes or no. However, would the question be rephrased as: "Did the latest Primordial album fulfill your expectations?" my answer would be a definite "no," whereas the question "Did you enjoy latest Primordial album more than any other Primordial album?" would yield an instant "yes." Did this introduction confuse you? Did I confuse myself? Yes and no.

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published 17.04.2015 | Comments (5)

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
9.0
Primordial once more return to power with the somber grandeur that has served them so well these many years. Most bands tend to attract some kind of criticism for returning to the same sound from album to album without exploring it further or evolving it to any meaningful degree, but few bands have ever crafted a style as unfathomably deep and rich in texture as Primordial; Where Greater Men Have Fallen soars beyond the reach of such petty and feeble barbs.

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published 02.06.2015 | Comments (9)

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18.04.2014 - 01:25
Dentura
Shadow King
It's about time! Comes out around my 21st birthday, I know which album I'll be drinking a pint of Guinness to.
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10.06.2014 - 18:11
Fredd
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Want want want
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01.10.2014 - 13:37
Rating: 9
arj
Give it to me naow!!!
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21.11.2014 - 00:00
Rating: 8
Maco
Handbanana
Leaked.
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I'm derp.
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21.11.2014 - 20:56
telephonebear
Written by Maco on 21.11.2014 at 00:00

Leaked.


No, released today.
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22.11.2014 - 18:48
Fradd
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Babel's Tower is the highlight of the album, the only song reminiscent of their former glory
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23.11.2014 - 08:11
Rating: 8
Death
Written by Guest on 22.11.2014 at 18:48

Babel's Tower is the highlight of the album, the only song reminiscent of their former glory


Are you serious? I loved the whole album.
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23.11.2014 - 10:09
Joe Zombie
Great album. Typical Primordial jams. I feel like some tracks were stretched a bit too long, and the record didn't give me goosebumps like Gathering Wilderness or Nameless Dead. Good stuff regardless. Favorite song: Babel's Tower.
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23.11.2014 - 10:52
Rating: 8
Death
Written by Death on 23.11.2014 at 08:11

Written by Guest on 22.11.2014 at 18:48

Babel's Tower is the highlight of the album, the only song reminiscent of their former glory


Are you serious? I loved the whole album.



Actually I just finished listening to the album for the second time, my rating has been lowered 2 points.
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23.11.2014 - 13:54
Frodd
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Written by Death on 23.11.2014 at 10:52

Actually I just finished listening to the album for the second time, my rating has been lowered 2 points.

Well, 8 is "very good", and it is. It doesnt compare to To The Nameless Dead, but it's as good as any other album of theirs, which are all a notch above the rest.
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23.11.2014 - 22:35
Rating: 8
Xylem
Once again they haven't disappointed me. I suspected after To the Nameless Dead that the quality might drop a little, and I was right, but they're still making music that measures up to a very good standard and is still a cut above many. I might always wish for another The Gathering Wilderness or To the Nameless Dead, but as long as they stay around this benchmark I will at least be happy.
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24.11.2014 - 08:11
Rating: 8
Death
Written by Guest on 23.11.2014 at 13:54

Written by Death on 23.11.2014 at 10:52

Actually I just finished listening to the album for the second time, my rating has been lowered 2 points.

Well, 8 is "very good", and it is. It doesnt compare to To The Nameless Dead, but it's as good as any other album of theirs, which are all a notch above the rest.


And that only because The Seed of Tyrants and The Alchemist's Head are terrible songs I think.
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24.11.2014 - 22:27
Rating: 9
arj
NOt much for Come The Flood, the other stuff is pretty cool
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25.11.2014 - 16:35
Frodd
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Written by Death on 24.11.2014 at 08:11

And that only because The Seed of Tyrants and The Alchemist's Head are terrible songs I think.

yea, seed of tyrants is pretty bad, i dont like that style. i've been skipping it on relistens.
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25.11.2014 - 20:48
Rating: 7
crucifiedjesus
Wont be a classic but its a decent album
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26.11.2014 - 07:25
Lionthrone
Written by arj on 24.11.2014 at 22:27

NOt much for Come The Flood, the other stuff is pretty cool


Funny, that's the one song I'm actually really digging lol.
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29.11.2014 - 02:46
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Masterchief
Well after some official pre album songs I did not gave high hopes, now I simply can not stop playing it, but after 4 times, still hard to judge , typical Primordial sound, same time some sonsg eh did some way experiment or go back to the roots, vocals was more growls .. anyway good album , gonna play it more
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29.11.2014 - 21:47
Lokaeda
Account deleted
First listening of the whole album : sounds like a 7 to me, with a boner for the first and the last track.
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04.12.2014 - 12:50
Rating: 7
Don_Morita
A decent record, but an average one for Primordial. I had the impression that I have heard that a thousand times before.
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05.12.2014 - 12:55
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
I actually thought The Seed Of Tyrants was one of the highlights, along with the title track and Babel's Tower. Come The Flood and The Alchemist's Head are the weakest tracks for me.
The entire album is about on par with the previous one, maybe a bit better even.
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11.12.2014 - 08:37
Rating: 7
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Something missing on this one. It doesn't make me want to fight Italians like their others do. The last 2 songs are the highlights for me.
Anyone else think the title track sounds like viking metal (not lyrically, of course)?
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"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
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25.12.2014 - 16:52
Rating: 9
Netzach
Written by M C Vice on 11.12.2014 at 08:37

Something missing on this one. It doesn't make me want to fight Italians like their others do. The last 2 songs are the highlights for me.
Anyone else think the title track sounds like viking metal (not lyrically, of course)?

Yeah it does but Primordial never did hide their Bathory influences that well... Last two tracks also remind me of similar stuff.

I fkin love Ghosts of the Charnel House with its post-rocky vibe in the middle. Awesome.
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29.12.2014 - 17:56
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Definitely not the best Primordial album ever. It's not a bad album, but it doesn't come close to The Nameless Dead.
Though, some tracks sound very interesting. My personal favourite is the song that I see many name as the weakest - The Alchemist's Head. It's so dark and ominous, and it also contains some interesting drum parts, which, I think, this album in general lacks.
My favourite tracks: Babel's Tower, Come The Flood, The Alchemist's Head, Born To Night, Wield Lightning To Split The Sun.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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17.08.2015 - 20:50
Very solid album, definitely prefer it to Redemption at the Puritan's hand, though this album falls off at the end.
Still, Primordial are always amazing, no matter what they conjure up.

Favourite song: Come the Flood, followed closely by Where Greater Men Have Fallen.
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13.10.2015 - 13:52
Rating: 10
serega25
Another great album from them. My rate is 9.6. Primordial are kings of celtic metal.
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23.01.2016 - 03:23
Rating: 8
Maco
Handbanana
Last track rules supreme.

'And wish for anything but lightening to split the night
Who would praise anything but the sun above
That brings each dawn and our radiant day'

The fanboy in me awakes always when it comes to this band.
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02.02.2017 - 02:50
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by serega25 on 13.10.2015 at 13:52

Another great album from them. My rate is 9.6. Primordial are kings of celtic metal.


and what is Celtic metal? there are no any folk elements even we can discuss last song might be a bit mythological, but not here, its nothing to do whit folk., because there can we say Celtic metal. not here
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03.02.2017 - 23:13
Rating: 10
serega25
Written by Bad English on 02.02.2017 at 02:50

Written by serega25 on 13.10.2015 at 13:52

Another great album from them. My rate is 9.6. Primordial are kings of celtic metal.


and what is Celtic metal? there are no any folk elements even we can discuss last song might be a bit mythological, but not here, its nothing to do whit folk., because there can we say Celtic metal. not here
Some metal pages determine the sound of this album as Dark Celtic Metal.
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04.02.2017 - 09:17
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Masterchief
Written by serega25 on 03.02.2017 at 23:13

Written by Bad English on 02.02.2017 at 02:50

Written by serega25 on 13.10.2015 at 13:52

Another great album from them. My rate is 9.6. Primordial are kings of celtic metal.


and what is Celtic metal? there are no any folk elements even we can discuss last song might be a bit mythological, but not here, its nothing to do whit folk., because there can we say Celtic metal. not here
Some metal pages determine the sound of this album as Dark Celtic Metal.


its not official genre,
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