SUMMONING
Atmospheric Black Metal / Black Metal / Non-Metal • Austria

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Summoning is an epic and atmospheric black metal band from Vienna, Austria. Their style has been described as Tolkien black metal - not without reason, for the lyrics on most of the albums they have published yet deal with the mythological world of J. R. R. Tolkien. The notable exception being Stronghold, which takes its lyrical content from many of Tolkien's poems rather than directly from his novels.

Summoning was formed somewhere in 1993 by Silenius ( Michael Gregor), Protector (Richard Lederer) and Trifixion (Alexander Trondl) who met in the sort of pub, where they used to drink. Before his activities in Summoning, Protector was playing drums in a kind of "old fashioned" thrash/death metal band Marlignom, that nearly got a record deal at Peaceville Records, but in that time the band broke up. His very first musical experience was a rock band (he was 15 years old then )
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.. Album Cover 3.37 | 9 ratings
Lugburz
Black Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 3.53 | 7 ratings
Minas Morgul
Atmospheric Black Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 4.37 | 9 ratings
Dol Guldur
Atmospheric Black Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 12 ratings
Stronghold
Atmospheric Black Metal 1999
.. Album Cover 4.45 | 8 ratings
Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
Atmospheric Black Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 3.67 | 9 ratings
Oath Bound
Atmospheric Black Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 4.26 | 11 ratings
Old Mornings Dawn
Atmospheric Black Metal 2013

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.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Urilia Text
Black Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Creation of a Dark Age
Black Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 4.35 | 4 ratings
Nightshade Forests
Atmospheric Black Metal 1997
.. Album Cover 3.91 | 4 ratings
Lost Tales
Non-Metal 2003

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SUMMONING Lugburz

Album · 1995 · Black Metal
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After the explosion of the second wave of black metal in the 90s, it seemed that everyone was getting in on the act. What started as an aggressive noisy means of expressing disdain for Christianity and espousing hatred in the world turned into a free for all by the mid-90s with ever growing diversification in lyrical content creeping more towards fantasy than fury. SUMMONING was not a Scandinavian act but rather emerged from the icy Alpine terrain of Austria, well Vienna on the edge of the Alps to be more specific, but the point is that black metal had pretty much made its mark on the entire continent of Europe if not the entire world quite yet. SUMMONING like many other bands adopted the Mayhem turned Darkthrone approach of musical expression in order to disguise their true intentions as many a 90s black metal band did in order to launch their own creative outlets into new musical arenas. SUMMONING like many a metal band that began as a “pure” and “unadulterated” black metal band would evolve their sound fairly quickly and usurp unconquered territory in the musical spectrum. LUGBURZ is the debut album by SUMMONING and in all reality is the only “true” black metal album from the band before they would take black metal elements and unapologetically mix them with atmospheric soundtrack symphonies that would allow them to break into the music world on their own terms.

SUMMONING was created by Silenius, Protector (Protector Of All Endless Sleeps formally at Satanic dinner parties) and Trifixion (Of The Horned King) in 1993 and released a few demos that led up to LUGBURZ which is Black Speech (a fictional language created by J.R.R. Tolkien) that really means Barad-dûr which is the Dark Tower on Middle-earth in the Lord Of The Rings novels. The title and subject matter of Tolkien’s fictitious universe began right at the very start and the mood is set right away on the very first medieval folk inspired intro “Grey Heavens” which right off the bat tells the listener that they are in for a melodic ride through the darkened lands, perhaps the only thread of sanity when it seems eminent that the ring of power will utterly usurp control of Middle-earth and all living beings will be enslaved into the clutches of Sauron. As the first “real” track “Beyond Bloodred Horizons” commences with a lo-fi aesthetic that utilizes the expected 90s kvlt sensibilities that incorporate buzzsaw frenetic guitar riffs, liquid bass lines that merge into the guitars and the schizophrenic screams that are sure to raise the dead just in time to suffocate the Orks in full glory. Also unique to this debut album is the use of a real drummer. Trifixion is the only carbon-based lifeform to perform percussion on any SUMMONING album as he would be replaced by a drum machine starting with the followup “Minas Morgul.” Careful listeners will note that this guy provides a unique stamp on this album as well. This isn’t a blastbeat saturated album at all but rather one that carefully crafts its percussive magic in mysterious ways that at many moments offers a nonchalant methodology of keeping rhythm but adds fills and breaks when needed. Of course this is a black metal album and blastbeats are present.

Far from being a generic clone of the initial divaricators of early extreme metal especially of the black metal branch of perpetual expansion, after delving deeper into the compositional sounds that make up LUGBURZ it’s quite easy to differentiate their musical direction to the point where in hindsight to recognize LUGBURZ as a prognosticator of their future sound albeit nobody could have foreseen exactly how far they could have taken it. For me the main difference between SUMMONING and contemporary acts of the day is their use of the folklore musical scales and Tolkien subject matter as well as the sublime use of keyboards to add a more subdued element of melody at this point. True that the guitar, inaudible bass, psychotic vocals and hyperactive drums are firmly placed into the realms of the black metal world however the keyboards create a subdued pacifying effect that don’t dominate at the forefront as was heard in bands like Emperor or Dimmu Borgir. SUMMONING was doing their own thing from the get go. While frantic in overall nature LUGBURZ has moments of tender reflection as with the unexpected piano transition in the middle of “Flight Of The Nazgul” and the dominating keyboard effects that steer the beastly effects of “Dragons Of Time.”

Personally i believe that LUGBURZ is a woefully underrated album in the magnificent discography of SUMMONING. I can actually understand the psychological dichotomy and reactions of the diverse black metal universe in regards to this debut release. First of all i can see that the fans of the later albums tend to be more attracted to those epic video game soundtrack themes that recur in a hypnotic thematic unfolding while the black metal elements dance somewhat in the background which is really a form of black metal “light.” And on the other hand the hardcore kvlter-than-thou types will want to punish SUMMONING for “selling-out” by using a drum machine and creating what they deem “un-kvlt-music.” Personally i am not as judgmental and appreciate both aspects of the band. While SUMMONING would truly continue the lesser emphasized aspects on LUGBURZ and find a pot of gold where no pot had sprouted before, i am truly enthralled by the mesmerizing beauty of LUGBURZ as it’s not the mere generic clone of an album that it’s made out to be.

Just an interesting piece of trivia. Some of the guitar riffs actually sound like video game melodies especially from the 8-bit era (think Super Mario Bros). This subtle effect was not only given steroids for the hypnotic effects of future SUMMONING albums but also inspired fans such as Xexyz whose debut album “Primeval Mountain” album cover not only replicated the black mountain seen on the cover of LUGBURZ but also utilized the same overall franticness in both vocals and musical delivery that only he (Xexyz is essentially the one-man band of Rev) recreated to recreate a version of this album and used chiptune video game sound effects in lieu of the keyboards which i my opinion works quite well. Whether LUGBURZ becomes your favorite SUMMONING album or not (not necessarily mine), it certainly should not be missed as it is an essential piece in the birth of the SUMMONING experience but beyond that i actually LOOOOOVE this album a lot! It is the SUMMONING experience at its most primeval black metal roots and although i truly adore the soundtrack experiences of SUMMONING that follow, i’m very grateful for this album as it is utterly unique in the SUMMONING canon and for that matter the entire black metal world experience.

SUMMONING Old Mornings Dawn

Album · 2013 · Atmospheric Black Metal
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Summoning's best and most consistent album since Stronghold

Ah, the new Summoning album. This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and it delivered! My 2013 AOTY.

With each listen, I come to love this album more and more. It's definitely a grower. The band presents their trademark dark and rich atmosphere as powerfully as ever, with each song sending you into an epic journey through misty valleys and dark wintry forests.

Flammifer, Caradhas and Earthshine will join songs like "Land of the Dead" and "Long Lost To Where No Pathway Goes" in the elite group of Summoning's best songs. Tracks 6 and 7 are slightly weaker in my opinion, keeping the other six from reaching 5/5 status.

Lots of superb lyrics from the duo once again, performed passionately alongside melodies that will make you weep and guitar chord progressions send shivers down your spine. I also love their use of choirs and brass instruments in this album. They are used frequently, in just about every song in fact, but not overdone or tacky.

If you like any of Summoning's previous work, just do yourself a favor and get this album. .

Highlights: Flammifer, Old Mornings Dawn, Caradhas, Earthshine

SUMMONING Old Mornings Dawn

Album · 2013 · Atmospheric Black Metal
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Protector and Silenius take Summoning's music to a glorious new level on Old Morning's Dawn, with their compositional skills displaying a subtlety and magnificence that's a cut above just about everything they've done previously. The Wandering Fire, the climax of the album, is a particular treat. How you go from the basic idea of mashing up black metal guitar riffs and cheap-sounding keyboards to something with this glorious sweep is a matter of incredible accomplishment, and if Summoning never put out another album, we'll be able to point to this and say that it represents everything they'd been working towards for all these years.

SUMMONING Old Mornings Dawn

Album · 2013 · Atmospheric Black Metal
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Old Mornings Dawn (2013) is the seventh full-length studio album by Austrian black metal act Summoning. This one can be considered quite the long awaited release since it's been a whopping seven years since the release of Oath Bound (2006), although from a personal perspective this is my first encounter with the band. Pretty odd that really given that Summoning in my experience are one of black metal's most talked about acts and I listen to Protector's non-metal side project Die Verbannten Kinder Evas, but somehow I never got around to giving Summoning a go until the promo pack for Old Mornings Dawn arrived. Despite my unintentional reluctance to listen to them before I was expecting good things from Old Mornings Dawn.

And it does deliver good things, but I have to say not in the way I expected or really in a quantity that I really like to hear in an album. The brand of black metal on Old Mornings Dawn is one of the most atmospheric takes on the genre I've ever heard. There's some instances of cross over into symphonic black metal's territory but for the most part Summoning don't vary what they do an awful lot here. What they are doing is more unique within the atmospheric black metal genre than any other artist I've listened to but when we're dealing with generally long (7+ minutes, introductory instrumental aside) tracks and an over hour long running time after my initial interest has been piqued the album does seem to drag.

It's not that what Summoning has done on Old Mornings Dawn is bad, I can quite imagine that if this is the sort of sound you dig then it'd be quite the easy album to get immersed in, but for the rest of us there's something distinctly lacking here - song identity, especially when considering the more traditional black metal elements found here (meaning, in simpler terms, what the guitars are doing). I have genuine difficultly telling these tracks apart. Evernight, which is that intro I mentioned, aside on account of it isn't actually metal, everything seems done by the book. Their own book certainly which for me gives them a few brownie points put when the music is presented in such a quantity as on Old Mornings Dawn by the time a couple of tracks are down unfortunately the album shows itself as one of those that fails to hold my attention.

Even Evernight, really, is done by that same book. It's basically what the rest of the album would sound like it you stripped away the black metal elements. I'm drawing attention to this because through the whole thing is feels like the black metal is playing second fiddle to the atmospheric stuff, for which I've seen the term 'fantasy music' used to describe. Not a term I've come across before to be honest but all things considered I'd say the boot fits, although 'medieval music' is the term I'd personally use. It's not the dark and evil sort of sound in other words that early black metal stood for, although it can have a melancholic effect at times. But at others it's something which sounds surprisingly cheery. I'm all for doing things different to what genre originators intended but all the same in this case I can't shake the thought that if I want to listen to happy metal, I have plenty of European style power metal bands to choose from.

As far as Old Mornings Dawn is concerned because of its nature it's hard to single out of best track to recommend, so I guess I'll say Flammifer, which is the first proper song on the album and so is the one that keeps my attention the most, or perhaps the title track which directly follows. Maybe If I'd listened to other songs individually I'd have ultimately chosen another, but Old Mornings Dawn didn't leave a strong enough impression on me to give it that sort of time. The melodies themselves are usually brilliant and the best aspect as the album as a whole, but at the end of the day I've got to review this as a metal release and despite what it has going for it, Old Mornings Dawn has been found wanting. An above average tier rating seems fair in this case.

64/100

(Originally written for Heavy Metal Haven: http://metaltube.freeforums.org/summoning-old-mornings-dawn-t3061.html)

SUMMONING Oath Bound

Album · 2006 · Atmospheric Black Metal
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Summoning's first album after a long period of silence shows no significant musical progression for the band - if anything, they seem to have regressed a little. Their epic, slow, black-ish metal dirges on Lord of the Rings themes are present and correct, but unfortunately so is a fairly lousy production job and really cheap-sounding instruments. It wouldn't be so bad if I had the impression that the band were going for a lo-fi aesthetic, but the symphonic, epic stylings of the music is the sort which really lends itself to the opposite approach. Why the band can't, after all these years, get themselves some better keyboards I have no idea.

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