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Release date: 7 June 2013
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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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

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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3dd - 07.06.2013 at 22:09  
Rating: 9 Awesome album, "The Wandering Fire" and "With Fire and Sword (Bonus Track)" are my favorites. Worth the wait.
Randal - 08.06.2013 at 00:45  
Rating: 10 Yeah, "With Fire And Sword" is one of the best track on the album. I'm curious why it is "just" bonus track.
hadriel - 08.06.2013 at 06:12  
Rating: 6 Seems like I'm basically the only one that can't get into this album at all. Tried two listens and all it did was make me sleepy. Can't put my finger on what it is exactly that is stopping this from appealing to me, but its just not clicking. Whole album just seemed super repetitive to me, and while the layered instruments are neat the atmospheres just don't resonate with me like other atmospheric bands.
PocketMetal - 08.06.2013 at 09:05  
Rating: 10
Written by Randal on 08.06.2013 at 00:45

Yeah, "With Fire And Sword" is one of the best track on the album. I'm curious why it is "just" bonus track.


Bonus Tracks need to be great to satisfy the people who paid for them .
garmling - 08.06.2013 at 12:10  
Rating: 10
Written by hadriel on 08.06.2013 at 06:12

Seems like I'm basically the only one that can't get into this album at all. Tried two listens and all it did was make me sleepy. Can't put my finger on what it is exactly that is stopping this from appealing to me, but its just not clicking. Whole album just seemed super repetitive to me, and while the layered instruments are neat the atmospheres just don't resonate with me like other atmospheric bands.


you will get into it, trust me (that is if you like Summoning music at all)! I had the same thought about this album after first few listens, I felt it repetitive and flat, but then it suddenly clicked and I can't stop listening it. Give it few more tries and you'll see the magic...
Pazdzioch - 09.06.2013 at 18:15  
  Damn, why this album doesn't lead the "all-time list"
Erik M. - 09.06.2013 at 22:45  
Rating: 10
Written by Pazdzioch on 09.06.2013 at 18:15

Damn, why this album doesn't lead the "all-time list"


It will appear in that list soon, but it needs a minimum of 200 votes.
Rulatore - 09.06.2013 at 23:20  
Rating: 6
Written by Pazdzioch on 09.06.2013 at 18:15

Damn, why this album doesn't lead the "all-time list"

It needs more 53 votes
Erik M. - 09.06.2013 at 23:22  
Rating: 10
Written by Rulatore on 09.06.2013 at 23:20

It needs more 53 votes


I don't think he needs two people to tell him the same thing in a different way...
Rulatore - 09.06.2013 at 23:28  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 09.06.2013 at 23:22

Written by Rulatore on 09.06.2013 at 23:20

It needs more 53 votes


I don't think he needs two people to tell him the same thing in a different way...

Sorry, I didn't see you there
Erik M. - 09.06.2013 at 23:38  
Rating: 10
Written by Rulatore on 09.06.2013 at 23:28

Sorry, I didn't see you there


Ah, that explains it then, haha.
Pazdzioch - 10.06.2013 at 01:11  
  I'd rather the answer that doesn't deserve a spot there
TheCybershifter - 10.06.2013 at 15:55  
Rating: 10 I guess this album will be soon downgraded (especially if/when it hits one of the highest places on Top 200 chart), and the rating will then stabilize somewhere between 8.4 - 8.7 (after few months time).

Otherwise yet another amazing release by Summoning.
Cronomaster - 10.06.2013 at 17:31  
Rating: 9
Written by TheCybershifter on 10.06.2013 at 15:55

I guess this album will be soon downgraded (especially if/when it hits one of the highest places on Top 200 chart), and the rating will then stabilize somewhere between 8.4 - 8.7 (after few months time).


Yeah, it's very likely. Now it have a huge 9.2 rating, but it is just over 160 votes, for example, Stroghold have over 400. So current rating probably isn't even a half of all future voters.
guill62 - 10.06.2013 at 21:27  
 
Written by Cronomaster on 10.06.2013 at 17:31

Written by TheCybershifter on 10.06.2013 at 15:55

I guess this album will be soon downgraded (especially if/when it hits one of the highest places on Top 200 chart), and the rating will then stabilize somewhere between 8.4 - 8.7 (after few months time).


Yeah, it's very likely. Now it have a huge 9.2 rating, but it is just over 160 votes, for example, Stroghold have over 400. So current rating probably isn't even a half of all future voters.


Stronghold have 324 votes not over 400. And if OMD reaches 200 votes with 9 or over, it will maybe the best Summoning release with Stronghold.
Dinruth - 10.06.2013 at 22:46  
Rating: 9 Speaking of ratings .. I totally understand when people say that they don't like that album .. but the three guys who gave it a "1" which by MS definition means "worst ever" that totally smells like "uh why is summoning on first spot on the top 2013 list and not my favorite album .. let's rate it down"
John Shock - 11.06.2013 at 00:58  
 
Written by Dinruth on 10.06.2013 at 22:46

Speaking of ratings .. I totally understand when people say that they don't like that album .. but the three guys who gave it a "1" which by MS definition means "worst ever" that totally smells like "uh why is summoning on first spot on the top 2013 list and not my favorite album .. let's rate it down"

..."...even without listening to it"
Pazdzioch - 11.06.2013 at 01:57  
 
Written by Dinruth on 10.06.2013 at 22:46

but the three guys who gave it a "1"

Burn them alive!
Dinruth - 11.06.2013 at 08:28  
Rating: 9
Written by Pazdzioch on 11.06.2013 at 01:57

Written by Dinruth on 10.06.2013 at 22:46

but the three guys who gave it a "1"

Burn them alive!


I don't know if that's sarcasm or not ( I guess it is), but that's certainly not what I meant .. I'm not a fanboy who is super pissed at people ho don't like summoning I just find those ratings peculiar
Sojgenske - 11.06.2013 at 15:06  
Rating: 10 The more I listen to this album the more I love it. It's even better than Oath Bound (which was my favorite one).
Everything I like in Summoning music is in Old Mornings Dawn and even after 10 listenings I really cannot fault this cd at any point.
I guess that is the definition of "perfect" right ?
Wes - 11.06.2013 at 16:36  
Rating: 10
Written by Sojgenske on 11.06.2013 at 15:06

The more I listen to this album the more I love it. It's even better than Oath Bound (which was my favorite one).
Everything I like in Summoning music is in Old Mornings Dawn and even after 10 listenings I really cannot fault this cd at any point.
I guess that is the definition of "perfect" right ?


Agreed man Awesome stuff.
Cronomaster - 11.06.2013 at 17:22  
Rating: 9
Written by guill62 on 10.06.2013 at 21:27

Stronghold have 324 votes not over 400. And if OMD reaches 200 votes with 9 or over, it will maybe the best Summoning release with Stronghold.


Well, if it'll reach 200 votes, and it still will be 9.2 rating (above 9.15 precisely), it'll have the 1st place on MS All-Time list
Erik M. - 11.06.2013 at 20:13  
Rating: 10
Written by Cronomaster on 11.06.2013 at 17:22

Well, if it'll reach 200 votes, and it still will be 9.2 rating (above 9.15 precisely), it'll have the 1st place on MS All-Time list


Damn, it will be epic seeing this album rule the top 200. However, I have my doubts... somehow I don't think it'll come in at #1, but definitely in the top 10 though.
Elusivest - 11.06.2013 at 23:27  
Rating: 7 Sopor metal side project ?
Góral - 11.06.2013 at 23:39  
Rating: 7 A real "Old Mornings Dawn madness" here.
BloodJuNkie - 12.06.2013 at 01:35  
Rating: 10 "Old Mornings Dawn" & "The White Tower" are my favorites!
Boxcar Willy - 12.06.2013 at 01:48  
Rating: 6 Severely overrated, way too damn long.
Góral - 12.06.2013 at 03:41  
Rating: 7
Written by Boxcar Willy on 12.06.2013 at 01:48

Severely overrated, way too damn long.

I think that this "overrated" results from a long absence. Summoning come back after 7 years and it's normal, that there's so much excitement. Maybe when the emotions subside, some people will start to more objective rating.
Vombatus - 12.06.2013 at 04:49  
Rating: 9
Written by Góral on 12.06.2013 at 03:41

I think that this "overrated" results from a long absence. Summoning come back after 7 years and it's normal, that there's so much excitement. Maybe when the emotions subside, some people will start to more objective rating.


If you look the other Summoning albums (except early Bm-styled ones), they all have high 8s and even a 9. I think this one will have something similar. Basically coz it sounds like the other albums, but still has the little changes they always do.

I think long absence has quite a minor role. Other band that are more popular than Summoning also took shitload of time to release something new, yet didn't automatically end up with #1 solely by excitement/fanboyism.
M C Vice - 12.06.2013 at 10:11  
Rating: 9 C'mon. 9 more votes. (I haven't voted yet, order only shipped yesterday.)
Erik M. - 12.06.2013 at 19:10  
Rating: 10
Written by Boxcar Willy on 12.06.2013 at 01:48

Severely overrated, way too damn long.


How so? Simply because you don't like it a lot isn't a valid reason. If you're not into a certain subgenre, then don't judge it.

On a side note, it just came in as #1 in the top 200 albums of all time. Although it's not going to be #1 for long I suppose.
MechanisT - 12.06.2013 at 20:51  
 
Written by Erik M. on 12.06.2013 at 19:10

Written by Boxcar Willy on 12.06.2013 at 01:48

Severely overrated, way too damn long.


How so? Simply because you don't like it a lot isn't a valid reason. If you're not into a certain subgenre, then don't judge it.


Same as E.Mols86 und ze Nu Metal? :p
Erik M. - 12.06.2013 at 20:56  
Rating: 10
Written by MechanisT on 12.06.2013 at 20:51

Same as E.Mols86 und ze Nu Metal? :p


Yeah, except that almost no nu metal music gets high ratings, which means even people who like the music don't think it's all that awesome. Summoning is either loved or hated by people and it's still rated extremely high. I have yet to come across a ground-breaking nu metal release.
JēkabsFiļi - 12.06.2013 at 21:20  
Rating: 8
Written by Pazdzioch on 09.06.2013 at 18:15

Damn, why this album doesn't lead the "all-time list"


kuz you put 7 with sevens no one has leaded any list ever
Dinruth - 12.06.2013 at 22:37  
Rating: 9 ... aaaaand let the downrating begin .. now people will be like "omg it is top 5 in the best 200 metal albums of all times .. lets give it a 1 or 2"
Dinruth - 13.06.2013 at 00:13  
Rating: 9 Two more people that gave it a one .. those two right after it got into the top 200 ... really guys?
Erik M. - 13.06.2013 at 00:25  
Rating: 10
Written by Dinruth on 13.06.2013 at 00:13

Two more people that gave it a one .. those two right after it got into the top 200 ... really guys?


I noticed too. It's pathetic, annoying and ridiculous to rate something for the sake of a ranking.
Vombatus - 13.06.2013 at 01:32  
Rating: 9
Written by Dinruth on 13.06.2013 at 00:13

Two more people that gave it a one .. those two right after it got into the top 200 ... really guys?


Welcome to Metalstorm !


Nightfall - 13.06.2013 at 02:11  
  It's annoying, but it's something that has always happened to the top albums of the year every year.

On the other hand, though, this discussion has become nothing more than a circlejerk about a pointless rating.
Boxcar Willy - 13.06.2013 at 04:47  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 12.06.2013 at 19:10

Written by Boxcar Willy on 12.06.2013 at 01:48

Severely overrated, way too damn long.


How so? Simply because you don't like it a lot isn't a valid reason. If you're not into a certain subgenre, then don't judge it.

On a side note, it just came in as #1 in the top 200 albums of all time. Although it's not going to be #1 for long I suppose.

You're assuming that I don't listen to atmospheric black metal.

This is overrated in the same way Time 1 was, and how Necrophagists will be. When a band releases a good album, and then doesn't follow it up for a long period of time, they create hype. Time 1 is the perfect example of this, it had a 9.4 with +100 for the first two weeks, then people realized that it was another boring, over produced pile, and started to rate it reasonably. It now has an 8.5 or thereabouts.

So yes, the amount of Summoning Fan boys here is too damn high.
Alex Fenger - 13.06.2013 at 06:19  
Rating: 5
Written by Boxcar Willy on 13.06.2013 at 04:47

So yes, the amount of Summoning Fan boys here is too damn high.

A statement more true has never been spoken
TheCybershifter - 13.06.2013 at 10:30  
Rating: 10
Written by Alex Fenger on 13.06.2013 at 06:19

Written by Boxcar Willy on 13.06.2013 at 04:47

So yes, the amount of Summoning Fan boys here is too damn high.

A statement more true has never been spoken

Considering you two guys are obvious Deafheaven fanboys, I think you understand then.
MechanisT - 13.06.2013 at 10:42  
  I like where this is going.
ManiacBlasphemer - 13.06.2013 at 13:01  
Rating: 10
Written by Boxcar Willy on 13.06.2013 at 04:47

Written by Erik M. on 12.06.2013 at 19:10

Written by Boxcar Willy on 12.06.2013 at 01:48

Severely overrated, way too damn long.


How so? Simply because you don't like it a lot isn't a valid reason. If you're not into a certain subgenre, then don't judge it.

On a side note, it just came in as #1 in the top 200 albums of all time. Although it's not going to be #1 for long I suppose.

You're assuming that I don't listen to atmospheric black metal.

This is overrated in the same way Time 1 was, and how Necrophagists will be. When a band releases a good album, and then doesn't follow it up for a long period of time, they create hype. Time 1 is the perfect example of this, it had a 9.4 with +100 for the first two weeks, then people realized that it was another boring, over produced pile, and started to rate it reasonably. It now has an 8.5 or thereabouts.

So yes, the amount of Summoning Fan boys here is too damn high.


Owh really? I think its a problem with your tastes and not with other people. TIme 1 was a little bit weak, but Necrophagists? I would've taken you seriously if not for this. The album is incredible and it deserves the rating. It might be a little bit high, but if we look at what was released this year for every genre, this one tops pretty much everything up to this point.

And whats with the fan boy thinking? When an album is good and it is rated high because it is good, that means that it has a lot of fan boys? Seriously, you should vent your frustration, its not really healthy...
!J.O.O.E.! - 13.06.2013 at 13:18  
Rating: 6 Currently 18th greatest metal album of all time. I think anyone with a bit of reason can see that that's certainly pretty overrated, especially seeing as Summoning have better albums in their discog. It's definitely far too long as well. This is a worthy 7.5.
zhangjiexun@hotmail. - 13.06.2013 at 14:46  
Rating: 10 Let´s just ignore the rating and enjoy the music shall we?
NocturnalStalker - 13.06.2013 at 18:15  
Rating: 9 You definitely may call me fanboy for the fact that I bought both a limited deluxe box set edition of this album as well as colored double-LP edition.
As for the music on this album. I must confess, I didn't know that I missed Summoning's music this much. Probably that's why my opinion is a bit biased but I don't care. I like this album very much.
Boxcar Willy - 13.06.2013 at 20:07  
Rating: 6
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 13.06.2013 at 13:01

Written by Boxcar Willy on 13.06.2013 at 04:47

You're assuming that I don't listen to atmospheric black metal.

This is overrated in the same way Time 1 was, and how Necrophagists will be. When a band releases a good album, and then doesn't follow it up for a long period of time, they create hype. Time 1 is the perfect example of this, it had a 9.4 with +100 for the first two weeks, then people realized that it was another boring, over produced pile, and started to rate it reasonably. It now has an 8.5 or thereabouts.

So yes, the amount of Summoning Fan boys here is too damn high.


Owh really? I think its a problem with your tastes and not with other people. TIme 1 was a little bit weak, but Necrophagists? I would've taken you seriously if not for this. The album is incredible and it deserves the rating. It might be a little bit high, but if we look at what was released this year for every genre, this one tops pretty much everything up to this point.

And whats with the fan boy thinking? When an album is good and it is rated high because it is good, that means that it has a lot of fan boys? Seriously, you should vent your frustration, its not really healthy...

You're funny, and you need to learn how to read. I said when Necrophagist finally releases their third. You're also assuming I'm frustrated, which I'm not, I just find this hilarious, especially when people like you come here and say that it's not overrated while you give a 10 and get all defensive when people say it's not that amazing. That's totally not a fan boy by any means /sarcasm.

This hasn't even been out a month and people are calling it the best metal album of all time.

Really?

I mean really.

You also lost this battle when you tried to say my taste is wrong, which is somethign i really don't feel like getting into.
Good day.
Boxcar Willy - 13.06.2013 at 20:09  
Rating: 6
Written by TheCybershifter on 13.06.2013 at 10:30

Written by Alex Fenger on 13.06.2013 at 06:19

Written by Boxcar Willy on 13.06.2013 at 04:47

So yes, the amount of Summoning Fan boys here is too damn high.

A statement more true has never been spoken

Considering you two guys are obvious Deafheaven fanboys, I think you understand then.

True enough, wouldn't call myself a fan boy though, I rate their albums fairly, and I know they have flaws etc.
Alex Fenger - 13.06.2013 at 20:16  
Rating: 5
Written by TheCybershifter on 13.06.2013 at 10:30

Considering you two guys are obvious Deafheaven fanboys, I think you understand then.

I gave their latest a 7.8, and if anything that rating will go down.

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