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Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen

8.2 | 272 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

Nemtheanga - vocals
Michael O'Floinn - guitars
Ciáran MacUiliam - 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
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.

published 17.04.2015 | Comments (5)

Staff review by
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.

published 02.06.2015 | Comments (9)

Guest review by
Where Greater Men Have Fallen is the type of album that gets better and better with every song. By this I also mean that the first song doesn't manage to catch your, or at least my, full attention (one would assume the very first song should give us an overview of the entire work, which is not the case here). If I had to go with the first impression of the first and second songs, I probably would have stopped listening to this. Luckily for me, I'm a freak, and for some reason I can't just drop an album and not finish it.

published 09.10.2019 | Comments (1)

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05.11.2017 - 16:30
Rating: 6

Revisited this again today. Just a very 'okay' album. Primordial let themselves down by starting the record off with an absolute banger title track that none of the other songs can live up to. The album has lot of songs that have some interesting ideas but never truly develop into anything all that attention-catching. Ghost of Charnel House and the final track are decent but realistically would be considered of poor quality on any of Primordial's classic releases like To The Nameless Dead.
05.11.2017 - 17:58
Rating: 6

Also, the riff from 'Born to Night', (whether intended or not) is a rip-off of the one from 'Roisin Dubh' by Thin Lizzy.
01.10.2020 - 00:08
Rating: 8

Written by Maco on 23.01.2016 at 03:23

Last track rules supreme.

That is true.
But it is even slightly "overruled" here by the second to last track I think.

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