Summoning – Oath Bound (2006) – Review

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Some voices out there declare that only new – as in brand new – records can get a review. To go back and contemplate good ol’ tunes from the past is forbidden devilry. To be squished quickly, blown to smithereens with this mighty Thor’s hammer surely in their possession.

And you know what? From a click rate or sharing standpoint, this is absolutely correct. But RMR likes to do things a bit differently sometimes and break stuff if need be.

And besides, now that I have the scent of Summoning in my nostrils after With Doom We Come, it … [...] Click to raid more!

Summoning – With Doom We Come (2018) – Review

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It is interesting how fantasy novels draw Black Metal acts to them. Yet in truth, the tune they play is no ‘proper’ Black Metal anymore, if there ever was such a thing.

Their theme morphed into some type of a sub-genre already some time ago. It remains blackened in a way but definitely boasts that standalone, plasticky sound that fans will appreciate. A fantasy-laden musical landscape that these backyard studio metal bands exploit. And produce some sort of an over-exaggerated synthesizer-driven and almost artificial sound, decorated in dry, heaving rasps that became their trademark over the years.

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Summoning – Old Mornings Dawn (2013) – Review

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Okay, I am hooked. The Austrian synth pop Black Metal universe gets me feeling all funny inside. Especially if this talks to my benevolent Depeche Mode nerve that was long thought dead, but now tries to resurrect itself. 

Seriously!

Summoning with their 2013 Old Mornings Dawn are marching down their straight Roman road to Middle Earth still after all these years. To be more precise, it is 7 long years of waiting – incidentally the critical period in any kind of relationship. 

And the question here will mainly be: Who delivers the better Atmospheric Black Metal? Caladan Brood – the new [...] Click to raid more!