Summoning - Dol Guldur

8.6 | 275 votes |
Release date: 1996
Style: Atmospheric black metal


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01. Angbands Schmieden
02. Nightshade Forests
03. Elfstone
04. Khazad Dúm
05. Kôr
06. Wyrmvater Glaurung
07. Unto A Long Glory...
08. Over Old Hills

Protector - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Silenius - bass, keyboards, vocals

Additional info
Released by Napalm Records.
Recorded and mixed at Tonstudio Hörnix by Georg Hrauda from 21-23.10.1996.
Inner sleeve castle painting was drawn for Summoning exclusively by Christian Sinn.
"Unto a Long Glory" is dedicated to Doris B.

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dark awakening
I noticed this band only a few months ago, but since the first notes it immediately caught my attention. The two "Tolkien-epic-men" Silenius and Protector are two great musicians; and the proof is their melodic reserch into each song. Infact, if you listen to this Summoning's album, there's always a keyboard part that gives strong emotions, completes the base riffs in a really catchy way and creates that atmosphere characteristic of the Atmospheric/Black Metal (a genre in which this band rules since 1993).

published 26.08.2006 | Comments (6)

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15.03.2011 - 13:41
Rating: 10
Better than Stronghold imo.
Evil? I am not Malevolent, I simply am!
Apocalypse, X-Men
16.05.2013 - 14:34
Different than Stronghold imo.
30.06.2013 - 15:33
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
I simply love this album.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
22.12.2013 - 02:09
Rating: 8
High Fist Prog
Already much better than OMD.
29.03.2014 - 22:40
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Written by LeKiwi on 22.12.2013 at 02:09

Already much better than OMD.

It's interesting that you think so. You know me, I love all their albums, but I still think OMD is better than this.

In any case, I recommend you to check out Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame. It was the last album of their discography I checked out but it's my favourite nonetheless. It really doesn't get more epic and majestic than that album. Honestly, Dol Guldur is rather boring compared to that one. Hell, even the likes of Joe love that album. It's a true masterpiece of epic black metal and it also has the most variety going on out of all Summoning albums, no doubt about that.
13.02.2015 - 20:58
Rating: 10
Pure fucking perfection!
30.10.2015 - 06:01
Rating: 5
Really not enjoying this. It's so slow and monotonous. As uneventful as watching cycling.

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