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Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness



8.7 | 385 votes |
Release date: 7 February 2005
Style: Black metal, Celtic folk metal

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01. The Golden Spiral
02. The Gathering Wilderness
03. The Song Of The Tomb
04. End Of All Times (Martyr's Fire)
05. The Coffin Ships
06. Tragedy's Birth
07. Cities Carved In Stone

Top 20 albums of 2005: 18

Line-up
Alan Averill - vocals
Michael O'Floinn - guitars
Ciáran MacUiliam - guitars
Simon O'Laoghaire - drums
Pól MacAmlaigh - bass, bodhran

Session musicians
Aoife King - violin

Staff review by
Undercraft
Rating:
9.6
Primordial is back, after 3 years with almost no news from the band, they pulled this new album "The Gathering Wilderness" out of their sleeve. These Irish Metalheads always have delivered a particular Metal style, while not completely Folk or Celtic, they emit a epic vibe in every song, also, the band is not Black Metal definitively, although some shrieks can be heard throughout the album, the music that Primordial plays is definitively something unique and this album, is with no chance of doubt, a masterpiece.

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published 06.03.2005 | Comments (14)

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29.08.2011 - 01:58
Rating: 10
Thrasher Hungary

One of 10 best metal albums, which I ever heard...
Maybe the best?
No words can describe it's wonderful beauty and deep, meditative emotions...
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16.06.2012 - 17:25
Rating: 10
lord artan

I love this album
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03.09.2013 - 12:21
Rating: 8
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
There is noreason to repieat what I have said million times, this is my fav album each songs is in the best list, so and last 3 is my fav, not from this one but all time Primordial fav songs
Awesome album
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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14.08.2014 - 10:10
Dr. Strawberry

I really don't understand why so many people labeled this band as Black ?!
Besides their first two releases contained a bit black elements the rest of their albums are mixed styles...black, doom, death, heavy metal, folk...all-in-one. I would rather call them Alternative Folk Metal.
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28.12.2014 - 21:37
Maco
Pvt Funderground
I would rather call this brilliant.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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24.11.2015 - 20:56
Gordon Freeman

While the black metal may be largely gone from Primordial's music by this album, I'd hardly consider them a folk anything band.
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God Dammit Doug! Take off your hat, Night Moves is playing. Don't be a prick man!

http://www.last.fm/user/Axl_The_Viking
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12.12.2015 - 16:04
MichaelAngeloT

Love with first sight
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24.09.2018 - 07:46
Rating: 9
DeathMetal

Damn, Cities Carved In Stone, great way to close an album out.
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27.12.2018 - 03:38
Zap

Well, it had been too long since I had listened to this album start to finish. I try to save it for the special moments. I suppose a Shinkansen trainride after two weeks in Japan through amazing landscapes and cities more than qualifies.
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10.01.2019 - 18:04
Rating: 9
Paw!!

~ He counts the hours, days and awful years
To when the children stare into the sun
The mountains crumble to the sea
And our civilisations turn to dust ~

This world is not for
You nor I...

Damn amazing.
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30.10.2019 - 11:28
Rating: 8
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Paw!! on 10.01.2019 at 18:04

~ He counts the hours, days and awful years
To when the children stare into the sun
The mountains crumble to the sea
And our civilisations turn to dust ~

This world is not for
You nor I...

Damn amazing.


band has deep philosophical lyrics in each song, album, its like they thought many years what to write, same time its sinle, poetical whit dark n deep meaning about our cruel life end existence and Irland is catholic country , where priest agrees that IRA can execute women because she had baby from protestant...
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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31.10.2019 - 11:45
Rating: 9
Paw!!

Written by Bad English on 30.10.2019 at 11:28

Written by Paw!! on 10.01.2019 at 18:04

~ He counts the hours, days and awful years
To when the children stare into the sun
The mountains crumble to the sea
And our civilisations turn to dust ~

This world is not for
You nor I...

Damn amazing.


where priest agrees that IRA can execute women because she had baby from protestant...

I don't know whether this story is true or not, but if that was really happen, it must be something wrong whit religious people.
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31.10.2019 - 11:51
Rating: 8
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Paw!! on 31.10.2019 at 11:45

Written by Bad English on 30.10.2019 at 11:28

Written by Paw!! on 10.01.2019 at 18:04

~ He counts the hours, days and awful years
To when the children stare into the sun
The mountains crumble to the sea
And our civilisations turn to dust ~

This world is not for
You nor I...

Damn amazing.


where priest agrees that IRA can execute women because she had baby from protestant...

I don't know whether this story is true or not, but if that was really happen, it must be something wrong whit religious people.


Church is IRA hight outs for weapons and priets love violence, they dont like ''religious'' mixture. I will try find out that BBC radio ulster reportage I heard many years ago about it.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/loyalists-shoot-dead-pregnant-woman-in-front-of-her-baby-1374997.html
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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31.10.2019 - 16:50
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Bad English on 31.10.2019 at 11:51

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/loyalists-shoot-dead-pregnant-woman-in-front-of-her-baby-1374997.html

Before this turns into some religious political discussion, let's talk more The Gathering Wilderness, less pregnant woman shooting.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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31.10.2019 - 23:49
Zap

Oh, I'll talk. Alan just shared a clip of them rehearsing the title track. Pretty much a given that they will play it on their next shows. Hopefully that includes the one in Dublin called "Tracks From The Wilderness." Well, with that event name it probably does...
It's hard to pick a favourite from this album but I think, while Coffin Ships is obviously a contender and an extremely emotional song, that title track just gets to me in a different way that fewer other songs do.
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01.11.2019 - 10:19
Rating: 8
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Zap on 31.10.2019 at 23:49

Oh, I'll talk. Alan just shared a clip of them rehearsing the title track. Pretty much a given that they will play it on their next shows. Hopefully that includes the one in Dublin called "Tracks From The Wilderness." Well, with that event name it probably does...
It's hard to pick a favourite from this album but I think, while Coffin Ships is obviously a contender and an extremely emotional song, that title track just gets to me in a different way that fewer other songs do.

IMO band should play this album live in full
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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29.02.2020 - 06:12
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Written by Zap on 31.10.2019 at 23:49

Praise


Have you checked Arcane Sun's debut from 1998? It's Death/Doom with a Primordial feeling.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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29.02.2020 - 15:12
Zap

Written by Maco on 29.02.2020 at 06:12

Have you checked Arcane Sun's debut from 1998? It's Death/Doom with a Primordial feeling.

I have heard of them, I think one of their members was in Primordial at some point, but never listened to them. Will check it out!
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14.07.2021 - 02:09
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Supurb album! The lyrics are beautifully written and full of raw emotion, Nemtheanga is a masterful poet, and songwriter, probably my favourite lyricist in metal.
Primordial have their own unique sound and style, of course it's folk, but there are elements of doom, aswel as black metal in here, which I really like, the atmospheric build ups are truly epic.
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14.04.2022 - 18:47
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
This album never gets old, and "Coffin Ships" gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. To The Nameless Dead is still my personal favourite of theirs, but this is a mighty close second.
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14.04.2022 - 19:59
Rating: 9
Redel

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 14.04.2022 at 18:47

This album never gets old, and "Coffin Ships" gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. To The Nameless Dead is still my personal favourite of theirs, but this is a mighty close second.

Indeed, what an excellent and timeless album. TTND is untouchable, as for 2nd best Primordial it is a tie for me between this one and Redemption at the Puritan's Hand, which I consider somewhat underrated.
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