Okay, I am hooked. The Austrian synthie 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 flavor on the market (well, not quite that new anymore) – or Summoning with their last record? Well, interestingly, whilst the latter have certainly invented this genre to a very large extent, the former really delivered from their perch in Utah. Sorry guys, ’tis just the way it is. [...]