Imrama

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Imrama is the debut album o the Erse black metal baund Primordial. It wis originally released in 1995. In 2000, it wis re-issued bi Hammerheart Records wi twa bonus tracks. It wis reissued again, this time bi Metal Blade in 2009 as CD/DVD digipack in slipcase. It is a part o collector series o the first 4 albums reissues.

Immrama, meanin 'voyages' or literally 'rowings aboot' refers tae a category o medieval Erse Christian literature in which a protagonist sets aboot voyagin in penance for sins committit. Medieval catelogues o literature see this genre as contrasting wi Eachtra, 'expeditions' or 'adventures' in which the protagonist visits the Itherwarld o Erse traditional lore.

In Ireland, an owerwhelmingly Inglis speakin kintra, usage of the Erse leid is an ootward expression o Erse identity, which is a central theme o Primordial's aesthetic an appeal. Imrama, correctly pronounced wi a stressed first syllable an voiced labiodental fricative seicont 'm', is pronounced bi the baund themselves (as native speakers o Inglis, ignorant o the Erse leid an its orthography readin the wird woud) wi a stressed seicont syllable an bilabial nasal seicont 'm'.

Trackleet[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Fuil Ársa» (4:47)
  2. Infernal Summer (6:12)
  3. Here I Am King (4:27)
  4. The Darkest Flame (5:19)
  5. The Fires... (5:25)
  6. Mealltach (1:28)
  7. Let the Sun Set on Life Forever (4:27)
  8. To the Ends of the Earth (5:31)
  9. Beneath a Bronze Sky (3:28)
  10. Awaiting the Dawn... (5:00)
  11. The Calling (4:56) *
  12. Among the Lazarae (7:51) *

Note: The "Dark Romanticism" demo tracks are pairt o the 2009 reissue

DVD

Live Cork Ceety, Ireland, Februar 1994":

  1. Among the Lazarae
  2. Let the Sun Set on Life Forever
  3. To Enter Pagan
  4. The Darkest Flame
  5. The Fires

Credits[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Alan Averill - Vocals
  • Ciáran MacUiliam - Guitar
  • Feargal Flannery - Guitar
  • Pól "Paul" MacAmlaigh - Bass
  • Derek "D." MacAmlaigh - Drums