Extreme metallers Primordial have developed a signature sound over the years that captures Ireland’s melancholy soul and righteous anger while forgoing the flutes and bagpipes generally associated with their home country. While you’d be justified in calling them a black metal band, they like to explore the full gamut of possibilities ranging from folk to black metal and as a result they sound less repetitive than some of their peers. Primordial are one of a dwindling number of bands whose lyrics deliver a worthwhile message.