Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
Style: Pagan Metal
Release date: 26 April, 2011
Playing time: 36:09

An epic intro, folk riffs, atmospherical Primordial launch their seventh album, Redemption at the Puritan's Hand.

After they released (in late 2007) the most honourable To the Nameless Dead, the pagan metal band has soared from the underground and let the mainstream get a touch of them, through their extensive festival touring in the summer of 2008. At that time, I had waited 15 years to see them, holding their first album as a trophy, and with the memory of them playing in the outskirts of Paris back in the days and I being too young to drive and see them. Their live performance struck me all three times I got to see them during that summer.

On Redemption at the Puritan's Hand, you'll still find "passion, intensity, commitment and sheer bloody mindedness". Primordial is a band that have much on their heart and they have found the right language to communicate it.

In this seventh album, Primordial use the same recipe and the same drive in the riffs as in the previous two releases, but not always with the same conviction, as they don't really bring novelty in their music, let alone some new vocal experiments. Personally I always need a band to top themselves.

Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
is still an enjoyable album. Keeping Nemtheanga's words "once a wolf, always a wolf" in mind, I hope this growing band will carry the underground adage further in the future.

01. No Grave Deep Enough (7:10)
02. Lain With the Wolf (8:25)
03. Bloodied Yet Unbowed (8:47)
04. Gods Old Snake (6:25)
05. The Mouth of Judas (8:53)
06. The Black Hundred (6:19)
07. The Puritan's Hand (8:36)
08. Death of the Gods (9:21)
Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 23 April, 2011