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Release date: 7 June 2013
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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8.5 | 499 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: 7

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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TheCybershifter - 13.06.2013 at 20:33  
Rating: 10
Written by Boxcar Willy on 13.06.2013 at 20:09

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.

I believe what you are saying. That just confirms that the perception of "who really is fanboy", is quite subjective. I also think that I rate albums by Summoning (for example) quite fairly, but on the other hand I understand if other people see me as "Summoning fanboy".
TheCybershifter - 13.06.2013 at 20:35  
Rating: 10
Written by Alex Fenger on 13.06.2013 at 20:16

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.

I see that now, therefore I withdraw my previous statement.
Alex Fenger - 13.06.2013 at 20:42  
Rating: 5
Written by TheCybershifter on 13.06.2013 at 20:35

I see that now, therefore I withdraw my previous statement.

Thank you for that. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, I guess I'm just a bit dumbfounded as to how this album could get such an immense amount of praise (on MS at least) and still seem so ordinary to me. Don't get me wrong, it's a good album, just not as incredible to my ears as everyone else seems to think. Oh well, I guess Tanner (boxcar) and I are in the minority on our opinions.
Nightfall - 13.06.2013 at 21:19  
 
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?

Since the people here seem to be so bothered by ratings, instead of nitpicking the low ones you should take notice of the following too:

http://www.metalstorm.net/users/koenig/profile
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/Arthurwarrior/profile
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/lordiscariah/profile
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/cynthykitty/profile
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/sonnometal/profile

Those are only a few examples. Literally, over 40 of the 10/10 ratings were made by false accounts. Also, look at the registration date; almost all of them (or in the case of this example all 5 of them) range between October 17th and 30th, 2012.
Unhealer - 13.06.2013 at 21:29  
 
Written by Nightfall on 13.06.2013 at 21:19

Since the people here seem to be so bothered by ratings, instead of nitpicking the low ones you should take notice of the following too:


I always found funny how people make fake accounts just to get their bands up in the ranking, but still some of them give random 9 and 8 scores for some albums It's like they had a momentary lapse of guilt.
ManiacBlasphemer - 13.06.2013 at 21:45  
Rating: 10
Written by Boxcar Willy on 13.06.2013 at 20:07

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.


I give it a 10 because I like it and I don't find anything wrong with it. Would you rate an album you like 6 just because other people said that they don't like it or that they think that it's "moraly incorrect" to rate it high? The fact that I like the album means I am a fan boy? Wow, great logic over there, too bad its overshadowed by your own frustration. If you do not like the album its ok, if you think its overrated, I'm fine with it, but when you start crying that other people don't have the same tastes like you and somehow they like this album, then the problem does not lie with those people.

I did not get defensive because you thought this album sucks, I got defensive because you started badmouthing people that actually like this album rated it accordingly. I got defensive because, instead of complying with the rating as it is (not saying that this album is the best ever, because it is not) you start bitching about "fan boys". I never said this album is the best ever, I said it is the best record released in 2013 up to this point IMO! And yeah, I do have the right to express my opinion. Whether you like it or not, whether you agree with it or not, that's none of my concern.
Erik M. - 13.06.2013 at 23:53  
Rating: 10
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.



Actually, I know for a fact that it's one of your favourite subgenres. However, bands like Summoning and Caladan Brood are TOTALLY different from for example WITTR (I actually agree completely with you on their second album, since I saw you also gave it a 9), those being the more (overly) epic, fantasy-influenced bands that you either love or hate (it seems). I love it, you don't... fine with me, but if you dislike most (or all) albums a certain band has released, then the music just isn't for you.

However, calling this the best album of all time is ridiculous though. It's my favourite of this year though. And yes, you're right... there are many Summoning fanboys here, but it's not surprising seeing as this album has kept people waiting for many years, so that indeed makes a big difference I guess.
Boxcar Willy - 14.06.2013 at 01:35  
Rating: 6
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 13.06.2013 at 21:45

I give it a 10 because I like it and I don't find anything wrong with it. Would you rate an album you like 6 just because other people said that they don't like it or that they think that it's "moraly incorrect" to rate it high? The fact that I like the album means I am a fan boy? Wow, great logic over there, too bad its overshadowed by your own frustration. If you do not like the album its ok, if you think its overrated, I'm fine with it, but when you start crying that other people don't have the same tastes like you and somehow they like this album, then the problem does not lie with those people.

I did not get defensive because you thought this album sucks, I got defensive because you started badmouthing people that actually like this album rated it accordingly. I got defensive because, instead of complying with the rating as it is (not saying that this album is the best ever, because it is not) you start bitching about "fan boys". I never said this album is the best ever, I said it is the best record released in 2013 up to this point IMO! And yeah, I do have the right to express my opinion. Whether you like it or not, whether you agree with it or not, that's none of my concern.


Again, you need to learn to read. I'm not going to continue this, because frankly I don't give a rat's ass, so once more, I say, good day.
Dinruth - 14.06.2013 at 10:47  
Rating: 9
Written by Nightfall on 13.06.2013 at 21:19

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?

Since the people here seem to be so bothered by ratings, instead of nitpicking the low ones you should take notice of the following too:

http://www.metalstorm.net/users/koenig/profile
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/Arthurwarrior/profile
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/lordiscariah/profile
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/cynthykitty/profile
http://www.metalstorm.net/users/sonnometal/profile

Those are only a few examples. Literally, over 40 of the 10/10 ratings were made by false accounts. Also, look at the registration date; almost all of them (or in the case of this example all 5 of them) range between October 17th and 30th, 2012.


That is just as retarded as giving it a 1 for downrating it .. I just don't understand people like that
God Alone - 14.06.2013 at 15:28  
Rating: 6 Indeed, I've seen people complaining about a handful of low ratings but the hype and the praises around this album are much more excessive - if not absurd.
Anyway, a fairly solid work but overlong and nothing really new or even so special; their best is still Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame imo.
A rounded up 6,5.
MechanisT - 14.06.2013 at 18:26  
  All pleasant and goodsy, I found it to be.
The insane hype tho' I fail to see.
'verall worth one or two a glee.
BOOBS
>:[
Dinruth - 14.06.2013 at 21:43  
Rating: 9
Written by God Alone on 14.06.2013 at 15:28

Indeed, I've seen people complaining about a handful of low ratings but the hype and the praises around this album are much more excessive - if not absurd.
Anyway, a fairly solid work but overlong and nothing really new or even so special; their best is still Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame imo.
A rounded up 6,5.


In my opinoin Stronghold shits on everything
Headbanger93 - 15.06.2013 at 00:33  
Rating: 10 Sad to see that people are rating this album by what they see, not by what they hear...
Lit. - 15.06.2013 at 02:23  
 
Written by Headbanger93 on 15.06.2013 at 00:33

Sad to see that people are rating this album by what they see, not by what they hear...

I'd rather see than hear in this case.
M C Vice - 15.06.2013 at 04:54  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 12.06.2013 at 20:56

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.

Or they lack the numbers to make a difference in the ratings. If Limp Bizkit were here I'd give all the albums 8s and 9s. But most would probably give 4-7.
Erik M. - 15.06.2013 at 18:33  
Rating: 10
Written by Vombatus on 12.06.2013 at 04:49

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.


I can confirm Vombatus is right. I'm only into Summoning for about a year (became a pretty big fan immediately) and Old Mornings Dawn still blew me away more than any of the previous albums. Hell, I wasn't even planning on listening to this album when it got released, but I did because of the high rating and because everyone was saying how awesome it is. I was still busy with their other music and was planning on checking OMD out as the last one, but now the last one I check out will be LMHSYF (which will arrive somewhere next week).

So there you go people, the long wait actually has nothing to do with the fact that this album is rated a 9.1... at least not in my case. Just get over the fact that this album is simply excellent and if you don't like it, then it's just not your cup of tea. Heck, in comparison to Oath Bound (which I bought a few months ago) this is WAY better, so I'm not just implying everything Summoning is releasing is brilliant. This album and Stronghold are the cream of the crop when it comes to Epic/Atmospheric Black metal, although LMHSYF might be just as good or even better, but I'll find out next week.
theembryo - 16.06.2013 at 07:36  
Rating: 9 "Todays' great sadness, or tomorrow's fear.........." Also I find the horns and such do bring added atmosphere to the theme, "....and heard no echo of the world's distress" Great release, Of Pale White Morns and Darkened Eves grows to be among the favorites.
Masonics - 16.06.2013 at 12:29  
Rating: 9 Well Im getting the record in the post this week.. Going by reviews so far there have the usual comments.. I expected alot of people to critisise the general slowness and amount of symphonics to add to their sound.., and the general repetitiveness summoning are known for. Hopefully its worth it
Korah - 18.06.2013 at 01:11  
Rating: 7 I didn't know this band before. The first listen was pretty boring : I use to listen many songs with long length but here, nothing really happens. Always the same thing during 9 min with tiny changes as useless as hard to detect. But I did it : 5 listenings and I don't want to go ahead even more (I really tried!). However I admit the album is well produced and well worked, plus, some moments are interesting sometimes so 5/10 (maybe 6/10 if I'm gentle).
Night Sight - 19.06.2013 at 19:36  
  Umm... that sounds good.some parts are boring but overall that's good
Skl3ros - 19.06.2013 at 22:14  
Rating: 10 Lol boring.......
i think it's besides minas morgul their most varying album. but yeah if you don't know the band and are uncommon with this kind of music it seems boring at the beginning.
for me it took me although i listened to all their albums 3 listens then boom started to love it. can't stop anymore and i'm sure i listened to it more than 10 times already.
BlueMobius - 20.06.2013 at 17:23  
Rating: 9 This album was a grower for me, but those melodies are so addicting after a few listens. I guess a turnoff for some people would be the fake drums and stuff, which seem more noticeable on this album due to the relatively clean production sound, but I kind of like that about Summoning. It's kind of campy, in a good way.
Himedal - 21.06.2013 at 01:23  
Rating: 10 It's difficult to get used to it but when you do, you'll find it a masterpiece.
quisableed - 22.06.2013 at 00:54  
Rating: 8
Written by Himedal on 21.06.2013 at 01:23

It's difficult to get used to it but when you do, you'll find it a masterpiece.

definitely !
Erik M. - 22.06.2013 at 01:54  
Rating: 10 Unlike most Summoning albums, I was immediately totally blown away by this album. Have yet to hear LMHSYF, but ignoring that one, I'd say OMD is Summoning's best release to date.
Himedal - 22.06.2013 at 12:18  
Rating: 10
Written by Korah on 18.06.2013 at 01:11

I didn't know this band before. The first listen was pretty boring : I use to listen many songs with long length but here, nothing really happens. Always the same thing during 9 min with tiny changes as useless as hard to detect. But I did it : 5 listenings and I don't want to go ahead even more (I really tried!). However I admit the album is well produced and well worked, plus, some moments are interesting sometimes so 5/10 (maybe 6/10 if I'm gentle).

How many bands do you know playing atmospheric black metal?
Himedal - 22.06.2013 at 12:30  
Rating: 10
Written by BloodJuNkie on 12.06.2013 at 01:35

"Old Mornings Dawn" & "The White Tower" are my favorites!

So are mine. I write poems in similar approach.
Erik M. - 23.06.2013 at 13:18  
Rating: 10
Written by Himedal on 22.06.2013 at 12:18

How many bands do you know playing atmospheric black metal?


Honestly, as I said before here, Summoning isn't really a good example of a band who plays atmospheric black metal. It's way more epic and over-the-top than pure atmospheric black metal bands (like WITTR, Ancient Wisdom and Vordven). Summoning and Caladan Brood are two examples of bands that are totally different from those and many people who are into atmospheric black metal still dislike Summoning. For the record, I love both styles.
PocketMetal - 24.06.2013 at 19:44  
Rating: 10 IMO this album is not "hard" to get into ... I loved from the first listen , even with the shitty leak quality. I think it's my "most listened to" album in the recent 6 or 7 years .
Sulac - 25.06.2013 at 20:36  
  Summoning is one of the very first black metal bands I listened to, and consistently one of my favorite. They gated me into more atmospheric stuff, like Wolves and Austere, but I appreciate their epic atmosphere as opposed to a darker, deeper one. I never really had difficulty getting into the band, as I've always liked cheesy soundtrack music and found echoes of that in their atmospherics, but I understand how it can strike some people as boring. It's definitely not music for everybody.
AtrumHiberna - 03.07.2013 at 04:02  
Rating: 8 It's a very good album. they picked it up from where they left their last album. but... i don't know, something is missing
Erik M. - 03.07.2013 at 15:35  
Rating: 10
Written by AtrumHiberna on 03.07.2013 at 04:02

It's a very good album. they picked it up from where they left their last album. but... i don't know, something is missing


I have the exact opposite, since I feel something is missing from Oath Bound. When I listen to that one, I always feel a bit unsatisfied somehow. OMD however, is better in every aspect for me because musically it's much more dense, less monotonous, has a much better atmosphere and all the songs are easily recognizable while I still can't tell some the songs from Oath Bound apart somehow.
AtrumHiberna - 03.07.2013 at 16:56  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 03.07.2013 at 15:35

Written by AtrumHiberna on 03.07.2013 at 04:02

It's a very good album. they picked it up from where they left their last album. but... i don't know, something is missing


I have the exact opposite, since I feel something is missing from Oath Bound. When I listen to that one, I always feel a bit unsatisfied somehow. OMD however, is better in every aspect for me because musically it's much more dense, less monotonous, has a much better atmosphere and all the songs are easily recognizable while I still can't tell some the songs from Oath Bound apart somehow.


Don't get me wrong. It wasn't my intention to compare those two albums. I really liked OMD, actually I can't find a bad song in the album. Songs like The White Tower or The Wandering Fire I think are among the best songs of the band. But no matter how much I like the album, it still doesn't convince me 100%.
At my first listen I didn't like it, but the it grew on me. But on the other hand, when I listened to Rotting Christs's Theogonia when it first came out I really didn't like it and now I consider it among my all time favorite albums. Who knows? Maybe OMD will turn out to be like that as well
CWA - 04.07.2013 at 19:46  
Rating: 9 Wow this album blew me away. It took me a month to get this album because I though this album was mainly hyped because of the band's long hiatus, boy was I wrong. This is the best new album I've heard since 2009's Cybion by Kalisia and I also think this album is much better than "Stronghold" though I haven't heard anything else by the band. It has also taken the place of my favorite black metal album which was recently held by Satyricon's "Dark Medieval Times".

About the album itself I find the first half to superior to the latter half; which I also found to be the case with Strong. I wonder to myself if that this is the bands method of making an album, though they always close strong. When I first heard both Evernight and Flammifer I must admit I became quiet overwhelmed with emotion. To me they showed the qualities of true modern day artists. Flammifer is definitely my favorite track due to the beautiful oriental melody use throughout the song, something I would like to see a lot more metal band dues do. Also, how could I forget the subtle eagle cries that are placed throughout the album which gives it that majestic feel. My only real complaint is the redundant use of certain sounds and effects sprinkled throughout the album.

9.5
Fredd - 12.07.2013 at 02:19  
Rating: 9
Written by MechanisT on 14.06.2013 at 18:26

All pleasant and goodsy, I found it to be.
The insane hype tho' I fail to see.
'verall worth one or two a glee.
BOOBS
>:[

Rate it not, how dare thee?
The Galactican - 12.07.2013 at 18:36  
  Hmm, it's rare for me to say this about anything in the top 5 (in fact I don't think I ever have), but I don't get it. Maybe it was my mood while listening? Nothing grabbed me about this record.

I like atmospheric black metal, so maybe I just need to give it another shot when I'm feeling all atmospheric and black and stuff.
Masonics - 13.07.2013 at 13:01  
Rating: 9 I first got into summoning not long after their last release: oath bound, and loved every record they have put out. I as we all have been thinking "when was the famous duo getting that LOTR inspiration and releasing their next record?" Well the time has come and gotta say:

WOW.

Everything is here from you what expect from summoning, but as stated by some reviewers and posters here its more of a "triumphant" sound than ever before. Also gone is the tremolo type of BM they used so much in their earlier records. But this more melodic sound is just as good.

Music these days doesn't have to be fast or big tempo changers to make great sounds, this pace is slow-mid pace with catchy programmed drums giving this an oragnic feel, with great vocals from Richard and Micheal still providing that magic.

Every song is a highlight but the ones I keep coming back for more are:

The Wandering Fire: give this song 10/10. one of my favs ever from them.

Caradhras: Goregous opening tone and love the clean backups in this one. Most "Upbeat" song ive heard from them

And of course the title track....
garmling - 13.07.2013 at 13:16  
Rating: 10
Written by The Galactican on 12.07.2013 at 18:36

Hmm, it's rare for me to say this about anything in the top 5 (in fact I don't think I ever have), but I don't get it. Maybe it was my mood while listening? Nothing grabbed me about this record.

I like atmospheric black metal, so maybe I just need to give it another shot when I'm feeling all atmospheric and black and stuff.


Man, Summoning is just not Atmospheric Black Metal. People are wrong when trying to label them like that. They are unique (untill Caladan Brood debut this year, you just couldn't find band that plays anything similar to Summoning), they just transcends genres and that can be problem for many Metal fans. If I would label them in any genre, that would probably be Epic Fantasy Ambiental with a little Black Metal touch (more in vocals, less in music). Hell, even band members, Protector and Silenius, admitted in some recent interview, they are not listening to Metal at all. Just open your mind and try to accept them like a Non Metal band and it will do wonders for your imagination. If not, well the tastes differ and that's just a personal thing...
Erik M. - 13.07.2013 at 17:12  
Rating: 10
Written by garmling on 13.07.2013 at 13:16

Man, Summoning is just not Atmospheric Black Metal. People are wrong when trying to label them like that. They are unique (untill Caladan Brood debut this year, you just couldn't find band that plays anything similar to Summoning), they just transcends genres and that can be problem for many Metal fans. If I would label them in any genre, that would probably be Epic Fantasy Ambiental with a little Black Metal touch (more in vocals, less in music). Hell, even band members, Protector and Silenius, admitted in some recent interview, they are not listening to Metal at all. Just open your mind and try to accept them like a Non Metal band and it will do wonders for your imagination. If not, well the tastes differ and that's just a personal thing...


I said the same thing here before when someone called them atmospheric black metal. Summoning are more like epic black metal, although I'd just call it epic atmospheric black(ened folk) metal if anything (going by official subgenres). Vordven's debut reminds me of Summoning at times. Check that one out, I'm sure you'll like it (not quite as good as Summoning though, obviously ). Although Summoning is still metal no matter what if you ask me, just totally different from anything else (except of course Caladan Brood, which you mentioned too).
Boxcar Willy - 14.07.2013 at 06:17  
Rating: 6 It's atmospheric black metal. It's black metal, it has atmosphere. Boom.
Masonics - 14.07.2013 at 12:43  
Rating: 9 Only thing really "black metal" is both vocals in the typical Black metal "rasp". There is no tremolos in this record, and the guitars have a bit of a black metal type distortion, but imo it could be classified "epic metal, with folk tinges" due to the catchy drumming and folk instruments. Some people classify it as "not black metal" and hence they give it a low score, or some people dont appreciate it, which is fine. Each to their own.
Boxcar Willy - 14.07.2013 at 19:56  
Rating: 6 Epic metal isn't a genre.
Ruin - 16.07.2013 at 21:27  
  I really love the intro song. I don't know why, but when listen to it, remind me the churches varg burnt. I know it's irrelevant
ravendeath - 17.07.2013 at 20:44  
Rating: 10 I don't understand how anyone could rate this with 1. This means that is "worst ever" record. If that's is true than someone must be deaf. If you don't like the record you give a vote 4 (Bad) or 5 (Not Good). Here are four votes that rate this album with 1!?! Rating 1 is reserved for real shit, bands and artists without musical talent, etc... I don't know?
psykometal - 18.07.2013 at 16:10  
 
Written by ravendeath on 17.07.2013 at 20:44

I don't understand how anyone could rate this with 1. This means that is "worst ever" record. If that's is true than someone must be deaf. If you don't like the record you give a vote 4 (Bad) or 5 (Not Good). Here are four votes that rate this album with 1!?! Rating 1 is reserved for real shit, bands and artists without musical talent, etc... I don't know?

A couple of those were obvious rating abuse...so they got nuked.
LeKiwi - 19.07.2013 at 20:16  
Rating: 7
Written by ravendeath on 17.07.2013 at 20:44

I don't understand how anyone could rate this with 1. This means that is "worst ever" record. If that's is true than someone must be deaf. If you don't like the record you give a vote 4 (Bad) or 5 (Not Good). Here are four votes that rate this album with 1!?! Rating 1 is reserved for real shit, bands and artists without musical talent, etc... I don't know?


Man that happens to all records on this site that are associated with hype or critical acclaim. Like you say I gave it a 6 because I didn't see anything special in the release. Going to give it a shot in a couple of months....my tastes are always evolving.
Array - 19.07.2013 at 20:19  
Rating: 9 Ear ordered.
Boxcar Willy - 20.07.2013 at 02:57  
Rating: 6
Written by ravendeath on 17.07.2013 at 20:44

I don't understand how anyone could rate this with 1.

Same way people rate it with a 10.
psykometal - 20.07.2013 at 03:15  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.07.2013 at 02:57

Same way people rate it with a 10.

Or any of the other 8 numbers. They just assign a 1-10 point value based on their opinions. Some of those opinions are positive, some are negative, some are selfish and some are just being assholes...and we all know about opinions and assholes.
Himedal - 29.07.2013 at 14:56  
Rating: 10
Quote:
Man, Summoning is just not Atmospheric Black Metal. People are wrong when trying to label them like that. They are unique (untill Caladan Brood debut this year, you just couldn't find band that plays anything similar to Summoning), they just transcends genres and that can be problem for many Metal fans. If I would label them in any genre, that would probably be Epic Fantasy Ambiental with a little Black Metal touch (more in vocals, less in music). Hell, even band members, Protector and Silenius, admitted in some recent interview, they are not listening to Metal at all. Just open your mind and try to accept them like a Non Metal band and it will do wonders for your imagination. If not, well the tastes differ and that's just a personal thing...

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.

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