Primordial - Exile Amongst The Ruins



8.2 | 200 votes |
Release date: 30 March 2018
Style: Black metal, Celtic folk metal

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Disc I
01. Nail Their Tongues
02. To Hell Or The Hangman
03. Where Lie The Gods
04. Exile Amongst The Ruins
05. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
06. Stolen Years
07. Sunken Lungs
08. Last Call

Disc II [Limited Digibook]
01. Stolen Years [Instrumental version]
02. Dark Horse On The Wind
03. The Foggy Dew
04. Babel's Tower [Rehearsal Demo]
05. Come To The Flood [Rehearsal Demo]
06. Ghosts Of The Charnel House [Rehearsal Demo]

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

Additional info
Produced, engineered and mixed by Ola Ersfjord.

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
7.8
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.

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published 18.03.2018 | Comments (23)

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18.01.2018 - 18:35
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
"YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES."

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29.01.2018 - 08:09
Rating: 9
Maco
Carnivore
I think I also love this song.
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21.02.2018 - 13:39
Dima
2/2 so far imo

New song makes me want to dance.
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22.02.2018 - 02:02
solar
"To Hell or the Hangman" - really nice song. I need the full album asap. I'm craving some good old Primordial. I like how they seem to have been consistent. Hopefully the full album is gonna be like this, or even better.
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30.03.2018 - 22:18
Rating: 9
Zaph
The Nothingth
Dat opening track doe.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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30.03.2018 - 23:17
Rating: 9
Zaph
The Nothingth
Dat closing track doe.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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31.03.2018 - 22:57
Rating: 9
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
I really like this album - no filler tracks. Solid Primordial from start to finish! So far the first 3 songs are my favourites.
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01.04.2018 - 01:05
Vombatus
Potorro
Overall very good album. Best songs are the previews though, which maybe undermined my initial impression.
Should really stop listening to previews, as it sometimes creates too much hype if they happen to be the best stuff.
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01.04.2018 - 14:01
Fallen Ghost
Craft Beer Geek
I think this is a pretty nice album, seeing many sites are bashing this (angry metal guy with a 2/5) I'm quite surprised and positive to this. Good review man
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01.04.2018 - 14:20
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Really good album, a step up from their disappointing previous two.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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03.04.2018 - 21:26
Bad English
Masterchief
Like I told in last one maybe not, I don't recall, but when I did listen previous and that before(boat are great albums as some tries to deny) , I did not like non of them, but then after 4 times of spinning, they became great and you can understand concept and meaning. Same goes now whit this one, its great after time and even as 1th song that promoted was suxer, in album it fits well, its like each song are different orientated, ----to hell or the hangman ---
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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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05.04.2018 - 22:37
Rating: 10
arj
Fucking love it! Need to hear some of the new tunes live.
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15.04.2018 - 01:20
Rating: 8
Redel
Written by Dark Cornatus on 31.03.2018 at 22:57

So far the first 3 songs are my favourites.

That is interesting.
Five to six spins up to now. The only songs that I did not find particularly appealing so far where the first three tracks.
All the rest (songs 4 to 8) on the contratry is pretty decent stuff, canonical Primordial formula.
They can certainly keep up with the two predecessors (which I enjoyed quite a lot, by the way).
In how far this album as a whole is a step up from their previous work I cant say yet for sure.
I certainly did not detect a "dip in quality suffered by the middle of the record".
I rather have my favorites so far with the title track and Upon our spiritual deathbed.
How you can enjoy To hell or the hangman is beyond me.
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15.04.2018 - 03:41
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
To Hell Or Yhe Hangman is soooooooo good live. Instant live classic.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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15.04.2018 - 04:24
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.04.2018 at 03:41

To Hell Or Yhe Hangman is soooooooo good live. Instant live classic.

You lucky bastard I can only imagine, with its danceable Killing Joke vibe it must have been awesome...
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I am a
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15.04.2018 - 23:07
Rating: 8
Redel
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.04.2018 at 03:41

To Hell Or Yhe Hangman is soooooooo good live. Instant live classic.

Ok, I t think I can imagine that. I didnt see it live yet.
Maybe I was a bit harsh. I do see how you can enjoy this song.
I just do not enjoy it myself.
Too monotonous and too "danceable" for me.
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16.04.2018 - 09:19
Rating: 10
daemonic7
This album becomes better and better after each listening!
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22.04.2018 - 07:54
Rating: 9
Maco
Carnivore
Written by daemonic7 on 16.04.2018 at 09:19

This album becomes better and better after each listening!

Fucking true
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Anti-PC
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26.04.2018 - 11:14
Rating: 8
boo-boo
Though not their best, a solid one and definitely a grower sort of album.
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World won't end today - it's already tomorrow in Australia.
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11.05.2018 - 19:47
Rating: 8
metalbrat
The whole 8/10 for To Hell or The Hangman.
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17.05.2018 - 03:54
Rating: 6
DeathMetal
Meh. Besides To Hell Or The Hangman, this was a snooozer.
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01.06.2018 - 13:30
Rating: 7
Sojgenske
Agreed. To Hell or The Hangman is fantastic !
Also Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed is great.
The rest is a bit anecdotic...
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10.11.2018 - 20:37
Rating: 9
Maco
Carnivore
Yeah just take my 9
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