If there's an Irish Metal-band that's been able to get their name out, that's PRIMORDIAL! Since they have been founded more than ten years ago, they keep on releasing high quality albums, backed with a special feeling and gifted with a particular own spirit, and no one has ever been able to criticise them or to laugh about them (instead of, and that's an example chosen on purpose, BAL SAGOTH).
"Storm Before Calm" is not an exception to the rule, and keeps all the trademarks of the band, from the recording studios to the arrangements, by the style of the guitars, but there's this time one thing to say: PRIMORDIAL has chosen the path of violence instead of the one of emotion, which makes them more conventional and less special with this album. For example, we can regret that the so special clear vocals of the singer Nemtheanga have been given less importance…
By luck, such a good track as "What Sleeps Within" makes things better, and "Storm Before Calm" remains a good album, though a bit under its predecessor "Spirit The Earth Aflame".