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Release date: 7 June 2013
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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8.5 | 482 votes

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01. Evernight
02. Flammifer
03. Old Mornings Dawn
04. The White Tower
05. Caradhras
06. Of Pale White Morns And Darkened Eves
07. The Wandering Fire
08. Earthshine
09. The Darkening Of Valinor [special edition bonus]
10. With Fire And Sword [special edition bonus]

The Best Melodic Black Metal / Metalgaze Album Of 2013
Top 20 albums of 2013: 3

Review
Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Richard "Protector" Lederer - vocals on track 4,7,8, backing vocals on track 3, guitars, keyboards, drum programming, choir
Michael "Silenius" Gregor - vocals on track 2,3,5,6, keyboards, sound effects, choir

Guest musicians
David Says - spoken words on track 3,8
Erika Szucs - voice on track 1,4


Additional info
Release dates:
- ESP/SWE/NOR: 05.06.2013
- G/A/S, FIN & Benelux: 07.06.2013
- Europe: 10.06.2013
- USA/Canada: 11.06.2013

Recorded and mixed at Nachtschattenstudio by Protector.

Booklet layout and concept: Silenius and Protector.

Staff review by
Apothecary

Rating:
9.0
Rejoice, my metal brethren and fellow LOTR enthusiasts! Earendil has persuaded the Valar with his Silmaril to make war upon Morgoth for the sake of Middle Earth, casting him beyond the Door Of Night into The Void for all eternity (yeah, that was added in there for the nerds like myself that've actually read The Silmarillion). Tolkien references aside, Summoning's new album, no doubt one of the most anticipated releases of the year, is finally upon us, and from the very first moments of its music the band make it quite clear that the 7 years of waiting since Oath Bound back in '06 have been well worth it for 2013's Old Mornings Dawn.

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published 01.05.2013 | Comments (66)

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Lit. - 29.07.2013 at 22:22  
 
Written by Himedal on 29.07.2013 at 14:56

I agree that they are not atmospheric black but I cannot agree they're not metal. the heavily distorted sound of electric guitar and vocals and mixed patterns of drums is so black metal IMO. Their style is just so unique and special. Maybe epic black metal, as you say, can fit pretty well.

At this point, they're probably about as metal as Burzum's ambient albums.
I'm still having trouble comprehending the fact that atmospheric black can still be categorized as metal. Summoning may have sounded metal up to Stronghold, but they sure as heck don't sound like it now.
Array - 29.07.2013 at 22:32  
Rating: 9 I have absolutely no problem with the current style.
psykometal - 29.07.2013 at 22:48  
  ^Agreed.
Mattybu - 30.07.2013 at 20:14  
  This is a neat album, hey I don't listen to this kind of thing ever really but I like whats going on in this album. its actually a good one to put on just before bed, which is not something I would say about much black metal.
sergiod0999 - 06.08.2013 at 18:16  
Rating: 9 Superb
Neroese - 21.08.2013 at 22:23  
  Wintersun's 'Time' is out. New Summoning too - Necrophaghist, now it's your time.
psykometal - 22.08.2013 at 04:52  
 
Written by Guest on 21.08.2013 at 22:23

Necrophaghist, now it's your time.

Hex_Omega - 03.09.2013 at 18:20  
Rating: 8
Written by psykometal on 22.08.2013 at 04:52

Written by Guest on 21.08.2013 at 22:23

Necrophaghist, now it's your time.



I am still waiting for new Virgin Black and Control Denied...
MELANCOHOLIC - 04.09.2013 at 15:56  
Rating: 6 Perfect sountrack for sleep time
MELANCOHOLIC - 10.09.2013 at 17:33  
Rating: 6 Stronghold is their best and for me the only one i enjoy
Ornusashas - 15.09.2013 at 18:43  
  Why do people like this album so much? I don't get it... pooh
PocketMetal - 19.09.2013 at 13:30  
Rating: 10
Written by Ornusashas on 15.09.2013 at 18:43

Why do people like this album so much? I don't get it... pooh


Why do people like the color Blue , Orange or Purple ...?
Ornusashas - 19.09.2013 at 21:14  
 
Written by PocketMetal on 19.09.2013 at 13:30

Written by Ornusashas on 15.09.2013 at 18:43

Why do people like this album so much? I don't get it... pooh


Why do people like the color Blue , Orange or Purple ...?



True, good point.
wintress - 27.09.2013 at 05:24  
  This album is so good, it usually wakes me up in the morning.
Atom89 - 02.10.2013 at 19:29  
Rating: 5 Infinite boring.
garmling - 03.10.2013 at 04:21  
Rating: 10 This album gets better after every listen! remarkable!
Erik M. - 10.10.2013 at 18:38  
Rating: 10
Written by garmling on 03.10.2013 at 04:21

This album gets better after every listen! remarkable!


Hey man, good to see you're still here. Was just enjoying your Youtube videos this afternoon, on which you did an amazing job. For me the album doesn't get better, it just remains an album that is too good to be true even after 15-20 spins. I bet you listened to it more than that, am I right?
garmling - 11.10.2013 at 01:59  
Rating: 10
Written by Erik M. on 10.10.2013 at 18:38

Written by garmling on 03.10.2013 at 04:21

This album gets better after every listen! remarkable!


Hey man, good to see you're still here. Was just enjoying your Youtube videos this afternoon, on which you did an amazing job. For me the album doesn't get better, it just remains an album that is too good to be true even after 15-20 spins. I bet you listened to it more than that, am I right?


well, a lot more than that...I'm actually playing it endlessly while working, it is that good imo I am actually working on new video, but since this one is entirely CG (3d animation and staff) it is going slowly, but it looks damn nice...hopefully I can finish it til the end of this year, since I don't have that much free time lately...well, patience is the virtue
Erik M. - 11.10.2013 at 20:12  
Rating: 10
Written by garmling on 11.10.2013 at 01:59

well, a lot more than that...I'm actually playing it endlessly while working, it is that good imo I am actually working on new video, but since this one is entirely CG (3d animation and staff) it is going slowly, but it looks damn nice...hopefully I can finish it til the end of this year, since I don't have that much free time lately...well, patience is the virtue


Hehe, I expected as much. Not sure if entirely CG would be better, but I'm still looking forward to seeing it. Care to share which song you're going to make a video of? If not, then just let me know (here or via PM).
MSA - 14.10.2013 at 19:10  
Rating: 6 Not sure why this is voted as the best album of the year so far...
Masonics - 15.10.2013 at 12:02  
Rating: 9
Written by MSA on 14.10.2013 at 19:10

Not sure why this is voted as the best album of the year so far...



Want to elaborate? this record may not be either but im interested to hear other views..
MSA - 15.10.2013 at 15:20  
Rating: 6
Written by Masonics on 15.10.2013 at 12:02

Written by MSA on 14.10.2013 at 19:10

Not sure why this is voted as the best album of the year so far...



Want to elaborate? this record may not be either but im interested to hear other views..


Well, I don't wanna start with a scientific study why I don't like the album since I don't know the band very well and it is not exactly "my type" of metal band.

Maybe it is an acquired taste, but it just felt plain boring.
SWAMPL0RD - 23.10.2013 at 17:28  
  ^ I agree. The music never seems to really progress, unless it's just something I'm not hearing. I'm not put off by albums that have long tracks (Opeth is one of my favorite bands) but to me the songs feel like one long, tiresome, drumming noise. "Gong...Gong...Gong...Gong." Reminds me of the old man in Monty Python's Holy Grail, "Bring out your dead (Gong), bring out your dead (Gong)." Except it's that for more than an hour. It's not terrible music, but to me it's terribly boring music. Somebody mentioned above that they like to listen to it before bed, and that's about the only thing I would listen to this album again for.
Dinruth - 24.10.2013 at 21:38  
Rating: 9 It's unbelievably sad that there are really people out there who create accounts just to rate down music ..
Masonics - 25.10.2013 at 12:03  
Rating: 9
Written by Dinruth on 24.10.2013 at 21:38

It's unbelievably sad that there are really people out there who create accounts just to rate down music ..



It's gonna happen sadly, with others bands too.

Thing is summoning have an established sound and wont change, their music is meant to be played late at night with the headphones on, its hardly party music.

I can understand people thinking its boring, but remember great music isnt always played at a mid-fast pace, as with doom/funeral metal.
Skl3ros - 29.10.2013 at 02:43  
Rating: 10 People who find this album boring simply didn't listen it enough. It's a masterpiece and most masterpieces require at least a few listens to unfold their ingenuity.
3rdWorld - 29.10.2013 at 19:33  
  8.5 ratings are now displayed in green? I remember only 8.6 and above were.
Death - 07.11.2013 at 08:28  
Rating: 10
Written by 3rdWorld on 29.10.2013 at 19:33

8.5 ratings are now displayed in green? I remember only 8.6 and above were.


Yeah, a lot of people have lowered their initial rating for some reason.
iratus - 27.11.2013 at 20:36  
Rating: 10 Superb!!!
LeKiwi - 08.12.2013 at 17:37  
Rating: 7 Pretty standard orchestral piece with black metal slapped on top - simple, yet good mix.
BloodJuNkie - 05.01.2014 at 11:31  
Rating: 10 Well, IMO people who find this album boring don't like atmospheric black metal at all, so don't judge or give a rating to an album representing a genre you don't like. At least TRY to avoid doing that.
Mr. Doctor - 05.01.2014 at 14:05  
  ^
Hahahahahahahaha. No.

There are many different kinds of atmospheric black metal. Just because I don't love one it doesn't mean I don't love the entire style. Btw: i think this is just good but nothing more (I prefer older releases tbh).
BloodJuNkie - 06.01.2014 at 10:05  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.01.2014 at 14:05

^
Hahahahahahahaha. No.

There are many different kinds of atmospheric black metal. Just because I don't love one it doesn't mean I don't love the entire style. Btw: i think this is just good but nothing more (I prefer older releases tbh).


Well, maybe i rushed when i said that, but seriously i'm sure that many of those who voted don't prefer atm. black. This album is awesome and the problem is that people can't stop comparing between the old and the new stuff. Like old and new Sepultura.
Lord Dimitriy - 17.01.2014 at 08:33  
Rating: 9 Well, without any doubt I would name this one the best album of 2013! They've got a unique sound and unique performance on each album! What is a little bit irritating is that there are a lot of bands, who can be named as Summoning followers.. Trying just to copy the atmospheric style which characterizes this Austrian band.
Cynic Metalhead - 21.01.2014 at 20:38  
Rating: 8 Shit, title track is damn catchy. Its in my head from past 4 days. Woah, must be some tremendous attraction.
Jiri - 27.01.2014 at 04:49  
Rating: 8 "Earthshine" features some Chester Benington (Linkin Park) style vox (in a good way).
Rsrdaman - 07.02.2014 at 00:16  
  Very good album, I love the horns they implement, really compliments the music.
andreosokin - 14.02.2014 at 07:52  
Rating: 5
Written by Atom89 on 02.10.2013 at 19:29

Infinite boring.


Infinitely agree

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