Ireland's Primordial began their career as a pagan black metal band, but over time, the black metal influences faded more and more. Now, the band still retains their pagan metal sound with only occasional glimpses of the black metal that they once had. Primordial is definitely not happy music, their sound is incredibly somber and painful. It is a stark contrast to other folk-oriented metal bands such as Finntroll and Korpiklaani. While Primordial does have some decent music, they would be just an average band were it not for vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga. His voice is perfect for the band and is their standout characteristic.
FAVORITE ALBUM: TO THE NAMELESS DEAD