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Also known as Forsaken (1987-1991)

Country: Ireland
Label: Metal Blade Records

Links: Official Site
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Formed in: 1987

1987- Black metal
1987- Celtic folk metal
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1987-  Ciáran MacUiliam - guitars
1987-  Pól MacAmlaigh - bass
1991-  Nemtheanga - vocals
1997-  Simon O'Laoghaire - drums
2002-  Michael O'Floinn - guitars
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1987-1997  Derek MacAmlaigh - drums
1987-2002  Feargal Flannery - guitars
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2005  Aoife King - violin
2008  Dave Murphy - bass
2008  Gerry Clince - guitars
2010  Cathal Murphy - drums

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The low-key, reflective "Stolen Years" and suspiciously danceable "To Hell Or The Hangman" painted Exile Amongst The Ruins as an unusual progression for Primordial, but in truth the band's typically bleak and battering black metal remains largely intact. Rather than the stylistic approach, it is the band's ineluctable presence that has shifted gears, diminishing somewhat from the overwhelming aura Primordial has always projected.   Review by ScreamingSteelUS ››
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.   Review by ScreamingSteelUS ››

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