Double album on black vinyls with gatefold cover
Known as the true guardians of Middle Earth, Austrian duo Summoning returned in 2018 with “With Doom We Come” which continues to draw inspiration from the myths of J.R.R. Tolkien and it was certainly one of the most anticipated albums of that year. The mystical atmospheres of “Tar-Calion” open this new music journey channelling intense desolation with raw blackened guitar riffs completely surrounded by rich synth arrangements, theatrical vocals and magical folk elements that evoke the natural beauty of a remote forest in an enchanted land as the band here chooses to focus on refined melodic tapestries with scattered epic accents. Even if remnants of primordial black metal infuse the whole album there is nothing insanely heavy on “With Doom We Come” as Summoning brings a shroud of frost and pure poetic gloom constantly evoking surreal soundscapes that will keep you company through these long winter nights.
6. Night Fell Behind
8. With Doom I Come