Ratings and Reviews
If you’re a fan of Summoning you don’t need a review to buy the album. You already did.
Most layered and consistent release to date
The composition on this release is the most complex so far of all the Summoning releases. The soundscape is varied yet cohesive. The guitars don't fade too far into the background and yet do not sharply obscure the electronic elements. The vocals are also well balanced with the rest of the sound, clearly audible.
Summoning the best
Buy this cd if u like dark doom, u going field deep in ur head.
An Austrian black metal outfit with a penchant for pairing alternately aggressive and ambient black metal with lyrics that invoke author J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth mythology, Summoning was formed in the city of Vienna in 1993 around the talents of Michael Gregor, Richard Lederer, and Alexander Trondly, who go by the stage names Silenius, Protector, and Trifixion, respectively. The group issued its debut album, Lugburz, in 1995 via Napalm Records, followed closely by Minas Morgul (also in 1995), the former of which would prove to be the first and last outing with Trondly. Gregor and Lederer would continue as a duo for subsequent albums Dol Guldur (1996), Stronghold (1999), Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame (2001), Oath Bound (2006), Old Mornings Dawn (2013), and With Doom We Come (2018) with the help of a rotating cast of guest musicians. ~ James Christopher Monger
- Vienna, Austria