Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame


8.8 | 377 votes |
Release date: 31 October 2001
Style: Atmospheric black metal

Owners:

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01. A New Power Is Rising
02. South Away
03. In Hollow Halls Beneath The Fells
04. Our Foes Shall Fall
05. The Mountain King's Return
06. Runes Of Power
07. Ashen Cold
08. Farewell

Top 20 albums of 2001: 7
Top 200 albums of all time: 138

Line-up
Richard "Protector" Lederer - vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
Michael "Silenius" Gregor - vocals, keyboards

Additional info
Released by Napalm Records

Guest review by
Ellrohir
Rating:
9.7
It is always kinda weird to post a review of an album which means so much for you, you will place ultimate rating just because "you feel it so". I will try to state my reasons why I am rating this album so high anyway.

I know many people who claim Summoning are an uninteresting band whose best works were the first ones, when it still was "black enough". I have listened to almost all their works including very first demos, when it was nothing but "ordinary" black metal. As the time flows, they began to develop their specific style, different to almost all other bands. And in my opinion, Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame, is the flashing point of their carrier. Yes, the rest of their albums are great too and I would rate each of them (except Lugburuz) at least 9.5 at once, but LMHSYF means the most for me.

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published 18.08.2009 | Comments (12)

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02.09.2013 - 19:46
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
I'm actually starting to like this band a bit more. Lugburz is still my favorite with Minas Morgul being a close second, but I don't find their other albums quite as boring as I used to. This one in particular is nice
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15.10.2013 - 18:24
Rating: 10
Wes
Amazing
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14.02.2014 - 22:41
Rating: 10
Erik M.
My fucking god, what a totally brilliant album yet again by these Austrian masters of epic black metal.

This is easily their most LotR-themed album and probably most epic one as well. I'm not so sure anymore about Old Mornings Dawn being my favourite album, as this one might top it.
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02.11.2014 - 15:28
garmling
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Written by Erik M. on 14.02.2014 at 22:41

My fucking god, what a totally brilliant album yet again by these Austrian masters of epic black metal.

This is easily their most LotR-themed album and probably most epic one as well. I'm not so sure anymore about Old Mornings Dawn being my favourite album, as this one might top it.


I told you about this album fucking brilliant!
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02.11.2014 - 21:07
Vombatus
Potorro
Without doubt the worst Summoning album.

(it's still nice).

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03.11.2014 - 21:07
Rating: 10
Erik M.
Written by Guest on 02.11.2014 at 15:28

I told you about this album fucking brilliant!


Indeed you did, but so did a few other MS'ers (Joe and Mr. Doctor, I think). Then again, I would've checked it out regardless of that, seeing as this was the last full-length album of them I had to check out, so I had it on my list for months already.

In any case, yeah I can't get enough of this album. True masterpiece indeed! The ultimate Tolkien-themed album, in my opinion.
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03.11.2014 - 21:12
Rating: 10
Erik M.
Written by Vombatus on 02.11.2014 at 21:07

Without doubt the worst Summoning album.

(it's still nice).




To me it's the best Summoning album, closely followed up by Stronghold and OMD. But honestly, I love all their stuff except for Lugburz (which is still nice ).

This one is epic, majestic and has a total LotR feel to it and has more variety than most, if not all, other Summoning albums, vocal-wise and sound-wise (melodies). In terms of pure atmosphere I'd go with Stronghold as the best, but overall this album is their best.
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13.02.2015 - 21:03
Rating: 10
me<3mertl
10/10 My second favorite album of all time!
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28.09.2015 - 19:29
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Had this album on the entire time while going to my uni and back home. Farewell usually on repeat two or three times before replaying the album. It's incredible how a song so minimal can evoke so much emotion. I love the album but that song in particular has perfect songwriting. One of those rare times you can't describe a song in any other way that isn't simply "Epic".
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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30.10.2015 - 09:24
Dima
Farewell is their magnum opus. A sculpture carved by brilliance. So straightforward in its design yet so powerful in its delivery. You almost wish it was their last album just so you could look back and marvel at the absolute high they ended on.
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14.03.2017 - 16:52
Rating: 10
Mextremist
I have been listening In Hollow Halls Beneath The Fells repeatedly. It gives a different feeling and atmosphere in mind. Each of their song is so different. Farewell is another example. When i listen this band more, i like it more. I think that after discovering Summoning, i will get very less songs of this music.
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05.07.2017 - 23:16
Rating: 10
Redel
Took me a couple of spins. Now I like it.
South away is the highlight for me. But actually all songs are good here.
Overall pretty much at par with Stronghold, I would say.

Edit: Actually a lot better than Stronghold.
Best Summoning by far, IMO.
Incredible how this grew on me over time.
I can remember having a 6.4 here initially. Now it is somewhere around 9.5.
I cannot remember such a shift with any other album before.
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03.02.2018 - 15:12
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Tage Westerlund
To slow, I have a feeling next one will be crap, but if you listen all disco in its time like after week, you can heart that its not so bad
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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08.04.2020 - 20:48
Rating: 10
TheRisen8
This is literally what keeps me alive at the moment. I just want to have a full body armor, richly engraved, a spear in my hand and just roam some grand valleys, canyons and mountains. If I am lucky maybe a lightning will strike me or maybe I will die in some snow storm.

Who thinks this type of music is slow or boring should just fuck of and not leave any rating.
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"Dreams of sweetest emotion touch my heart and smother my daily suppressed cries, while a vision of beauty, pure and dear inspires me with a glimpse of paradise."

Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
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09.04.2020 - 00:38
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by TheRisen8 on 08.04.2020 at 20:48

Who thinks this type of music is slow or boring should just fuck of and not leave any rating.


I don't think many people miss out Summoning due to their rich discography - ranging from Stronghold, Lugburz, Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame all the way down to Old Mornings Dawn.

One band who spat back to back epic metal tracks, but mine has to be hands down "Old Mornings Dawn". It gets repeated 3 to 4 times before it switches to another track.
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29.04.2020 - 03:56
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by TheRisen8 on 08.04.2020 at 20:48

Who thinks this type of music is slow or boring should just fuck of and not leave any rating.

Or people should feel free to voice their own opinions and rate albums accordingly even if it means they don't reflect how you feel 🤷‍♂️
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29.04.2020 - 08:57
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.04.2020 at 03:56

Written by TheRisen8 on 08.04.2020 at 20:48

Who thinks this type of music is slow or boring should just fuck of and not leave any rating.

Or people should feel free to voice their own opinions and rate albums accordingly even if it means they don't reflect how you feel 🤷‍♂️

Ok

Slow and boring
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29.04.2020 - 11:14
Maco
Classless
Written by TheRisen8 on 08.04.2020 at 20:48

Who thinks this type of music is slow or boring should just fuck of and not leave any rating.

hey look
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29.04.2020 - 16:23
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by RaduP on 29.04.2020 at 08:57

Ok

Slow and boring

I agree for the most part. Summoning used to be among my favorite bands when I first started exploring black metal but nowadays there isn't anything enjoyable I get out of listening to them. I appreciate what they represented at the time but that's about it.
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02.05.2020 - 21:13
Rating: 10
TheRisen8
Help. epic me and this epic album are being raided by spiteful degenerate russian hackers
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"Dreams of sweetest emotion touch my heart and smother my daily suppressed cries, while a vision of beauty, pure and dear inspires me with a glimpse of paradise."

Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
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02.05.2020 - 21:14
Rating: 10
TheRisen8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.04.2020 at 16:23

Written by RaduP on 29.04.2020 at 08:57

Ok

Slow and boring

I agree for the most part. Summoning used to be among my favorite bands when I first started exploring black metal but nowadays there isn't anything enjoyable I get out of listening to them. I appreciate what they represented at the time but that's about it.


what are you doing? u took the bait
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"Dreams of sweetest emotion touch my heart and smother my daily suppressed cries, while a vision of beauty, pure and dear inspires me with a glimpse of paradise."

Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
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02.05.2020 - 21:18
Rating: 10
TheRisen8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.04.2020 at 03:56

Written by TheRisen8 on 08.04.2020 at 20:48

Who thinks this type of music is slow or boring should just fuck of and not leave any rating.

Or people should feel free to voice their own opinions and rate albums accordingly even if it means they don't reflect how you feel 🤷‍♂️


meh. before having the right to voice your opinion, a intelligence and morality test should be taken first lol
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"Dreams of sweetest emotion touch my heart and smother my daily suppressed cries, while a vision of beauty, pure and dear inspires me with a glimpse of paradise."

Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
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02.05.2020 - 21:18
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by TheRisen8 on 02.05.2020 at 21:14

what are you doing? u took the bait

I don't think anyone rating this a 1 is baiting with an opinion that it's slow and boring. Unless Radu is overly committed to the troll, that is.
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02.05.2020 - 21:32
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Ok, lads, the jest is over
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Father: How can a picture of a field be sad without a sad person looking sad in the field?
Young Woman: That's an interesting problem. Yeah, I struggle with that.
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03.05.2020 - 00:23
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by RaduP on 02.05.2020 at 21:32

Ok, lads, the jest is over

I've been bamboozled. Though your 8 for this is surprising. What about it do you think is great?
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03.05.2020 - 00:42
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.05.2020 at 00:23

I've been bamboozled. Though your 8 for this is surprising. What about it do you think is great?

I admittedly haven't listened to this particular album in a pretty long while, since whenever I feel like returning to Summoning, it's either Stronghold or Oathbound, but I don't remember there being any major dip in quality.

Maybe I actually would get bamboozeled myself if I actually do find it slow and boring upon returning to it. But I doubt it.
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Father: How can a picture of a field be sad without a sad person looking sad in the field?
Young Woman: That's an interesting problem. Yeah, I struggle with that.
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