Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn


8.4 | 500 votes |
Release date: 7 June 2013
Style: Atmospheric black metal

Owners:

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117 want it


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

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 (67)

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15.01.2013 - 20:53
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by Cronomaster on 15.01.2013 at 20:26

What... December !? I've heard this one's coming on current quarter... It seems that I was wrong.


When a precise release date is yet to be announced, it is automatically set as "december" on MS. So do expect this on the first quarter
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25.04.2013 - 08:53
Rating: 9
Monolithic
♠♠♠
Just a quick bullet-in: It's been leaked.
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28.04.2013 - 00:11
Rating: 9
Dinruth
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0LfMGZPe9w
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28.04.2013 - 23:24
Rating: 8
Hooman
Still waiting for the June 7th.
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29.04.2013 - 03:12
Rating: 10
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Waiting for the masterpiece!
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04.05.2013 - 08:19
Rating: 10
Wes
Wow, I'm getting teary eyed already.. Uggg (((

What beauty, I think I'm in love. ;;
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04.05.2013 - 15:39
Rating: 10
Arcesse Eum
This may just be the greatest Summoning album ever made - its got the catchy Stronghold riffs, the atmosphere of the older albums and a lot more 'world' inspired instruments. The percussion is extremely well done this round.
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As above, so below.
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19.05.2013 - 05:08
Rating: 10
Wes
Written by Arcesse Eum on 04.05.2013 at 15:39

This may just be the greatest Summoning album ever made - its got the catchy Stronghold riffs, the atmosphere of the older albums and a lot more 'world' inspired instruments. The percussion is extremely well done this round.


Completely agreed : )
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28.05.2013 - 18:25
Rating: 9
Dinruth
Wuhuuu just got my special edition by mail ..
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31.05.2013 - 12:46
Rating: 8
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Of Pale White Morn is where it's at. At least for now.
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Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
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31.05.2013 - 20:14
Vombatus
Potorro
Finally got my copy today !! Great album, possibly among my favorites by them, totally has a Minas Morgul/Dol Guldur vibe with a certain sound update that wasn't necessarily a bad one.... Now just have to wait 2020 for the next one !!!
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03.06.2013 - 02:48
Rating: 10
Erik M.
Written by Vombatus on 31.05.2013 at 20:14

Finally got my copy today !! Great album, possibly among my favorites by them, totally has a Minas Morgul/Dol Guldur vibe with a certain sound update that wasn't necessarily a bad one.... Now just have to wait 2020 for the next one !!!


I apologize in advance if this is a silly question, but what's the deal with the special editions? In other words, since I didn't pre-order, can I still get the edition WITH the two bonus tracks, because I absolutely need that one. And I hope you're wrong about 2020. Maybe they're fast this time and it'll be 2018 when the next album gets released.

Damn, still have to buy LMHSYF and this one (Lugburz too, but already listened to that one enough on Youtube). After that, a "best to worst" list is bound to be made by me.
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03.06.2013 - 13:45
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by Erik M. on 03.06.2013 at 02:48


I apologize in advance if this is a silly question, but what's the deal with the special editions? In other words, since I didn't pre-order, can I still get the edition WITH the two bonus tracks, because I absolutely need that one. And I hope you're wrong about 2020. Maybe they're fast this time and it'll be 2018 when the next album gets released.

Damn, still have to buy LMHSYF and this one (Lugburz too, but already listened to that one enough on Youtube). After that, a "best to worst" list is bound to be made by me.


Bonus tracks are indeed the deal of pre-orders ! Coz as far as I know, you can only get them from the boxset or the vinyl (I got the green edition one.. others were already sold out ).
It's a shame everything got sold out very fast yet you see quite a few copies flying around ebay for ridiculous amounts (I know this always happens, but gets me mad...).

Maybe you might get another chance, as they are going to release some leftover songs from OMD session but no idea about the tracklist...
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03.06.2013 - 14:01
Rating: 10
Erik M.
Written by Vombatus on 03.06.2013 at 13:45

Written by Erik M. on 03.06.2013 at 02:48


I apologize in advance if this is a silly question, but what's the deal with the special editions? In other words, since I didn't pre-order, can I still get the edition WITH the two bonus tracks, because I absolutely need that one. And I hope you're wrong about 2020. Maybe they're fast this time and it'll be 2018 when the next album gets released.

Damn, still have to buy LMHSYF and this one (Lugburz too, but already listened to that one enough on Youtube). After that, a "best to worst" list is bound to be made by me.


Bonus tracks are indeed the deal of pre-orders ! Coz as far as I know, you can only get them from the boxset or the vinyl (I got the green edition one.. others were already sold out ).
It's a shame everything got sold out very fast yet you see quite a few copies flying around ebay for ridiculous amounts (I know this always happens, but gets me mad...).

Maybe you might get another chance, as they are going to release some leftover songs from OMD session but no idea about the tracklist...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s

Seriously though, that sucks and I now I regret now pre-ordering it. Maybe I can still pre-order it seeing as friday's the release date...
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05.06.2013 - 17:11
Rating: 8
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
The pre-order have just arrived
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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07.06.2013 - 11:59
Rating: 10
PocketMetal
Shut up and get a 10 .
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07.06.2013 - 13:03
Rating: 8
IronArkadius666
Wow, i think this album might retain a high score even after the Shade Empire, OG and Persefone fanboys have done their work
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07.06.2013 - 13:48
Rating: 10
CoolMetalBot
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07.06.2013 - 16:04
Rating: 9
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Fantastic album, everything you would expect from Summoning is on this album. SOLID 9/10.
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07.06.2013 - 19:33
quisableed
Account deleted
Just amazing, i needed something new and good, now i have it
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07.06.2013 - 22:09
Rating: 9
3dd
Awesome album, "The Wandering Fire" and "With Fire and Sword (Bonus Track)" are my favorites. Worth the wait.
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08.06.2013 - 00:45
Rating: 10
Randal
randaldepth@hotmail.com
Yeah, "With Fire And Sword" is one of the best track on the album. I'm curious why it is "just" bonus track.
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08.06.2013 - 06:12
Rating: 6
hadriel
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.
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08.06.2013 - 09:05
Rating: 10
PocketMetal
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 .
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08.06.2013 - 12:10
Rating: 10
garmling
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...
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09.06.2013 - 18:15
Paz
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Damn, why this album doesn't lead the "all-time list"
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09.06.2013 - 22:45
Rating: 10
Erik M.
Written by Paz 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.
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09.06.2013 - 23:20
Rating: 6
Rulatore
Written by Paz on 09.06.2013 at 18:15

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

It needs more 53 votes
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09.06.2013 - 23:22
Rating: 10
Erik M.
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...
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09.06.2013 - 23:28
Rating: 6
Rulatore
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
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