Now, this is something that has NOT happened to me fer quite some time - to be absolutely gobsmacked by something coz its so original & out there. Many a times, me will have waxed lyrical about some band or another but The Summoning is really something else.
Ladies & longhairs, me proudly presents you AMBIENT METAL based on the lyrics of Tolkien. While The Lord of the Rings has inspired many a heavy metal anthem (eg Led Zep's Battle of Evermore), welded together with this Austrian outfits ingenious use of synth, choirs & reverb (on almost every fooking sound!) has created an album quite unlike any other me has had the pleasure of listening to fer quite some time. (Plus they sing in dem ANCIENT languages of Middle Earth!)
Atmospheric like fook & constructed almost like a soundtrack, Oath Bound is er . . . bound to leave you fooking speechless. Me guarantees you'll not have heard anything like it.
To download Summoning's Oath Bound (2006), please click here: http://rapidshare.com/files/198526087/S-OB.rar .
Trust me, this is one damn original sounding outfit. It is truly well worth yer time & effort!
Happy Labour Day weekend!
ps: This download is especially fer Mr Medieval Warrior - Achilles!
pps: If ye dig this album, you may want to check out their earlier work - Stronghold (1999). Download at: http://metalcentral.blogspot.com/2006/05/summoning-stronghold.html
ppps: Although the tune (below) isn't from the album, its a good representation of the atmospheric sound of the band.