Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tunes from Middle Earth (Summoning: Oath Bound)

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.

22 comments:

.ani said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaa AD I like the clip you posted here la wei ... downloaded the file (or downloading as I type with streamyx crawl speed!!!)

If the rest of the stuff sounds like this ... like out of this world man!!

anfield devotee said...

wooooah ani! Finally something you dig! Glad you like this & yes, the album is even better!

.ani said...

heheh maybe just maybe because it's LOTR related eheheheh since I totally dig the movies ... :)))) but this is good music ...

Thanks AD for sharing - so apparently there's a form of metal that I **gasp** like ahahahha ... wonders never cease ... eh where la everyone else - ohhhhh got life and enjoying weekend ehehehehehehehhe

anfield devotee said...

Look forward to reading yer review on ye blog, Madam Ani!

Azer Mantessa said...

Hola

Just created a new blog

Mantessa.blogspot.com

It’s about music, writing music, music and animation programming and anything in between. Your suggestion regarding music is highly appreciated.

anfield devotee said...

Yo Azer, Roger that!

BTW, did you check this out? This is something totally different. Damn fooking cool.

Do check it out!

mozHASturnedINTOaMartian said...

chief - managed to download the vid, have initiated download, just have to wait a while ..i think the traffic is heavy. will let it run and give it a good once over and fair listen. could not grasp much from the vid..come out sekat-sekat la...my bad la...tak cukup power la download sepeed...

you were right, looks seriously epic. i mean like each song would befit a soundtrack on its own, but let me give it a good spin.

having said that, if this shit is done by 2 blokes - the question that would arise in my fazeddampened mind would be - wHAT THE HELL ARE THESE FELLAS ON LA DUDEEE??? mwahahhahhahaha...kidding..kidding....but sometimes it just makes yu wonder yu know..about how an idea, a thought, a point of view be it imagery, captured, written down, articulated, freezeframed culminates in the mind of the originator - that gapes the both mind of mouth. will rant after i basuh and blowdry.

tentative POV: gives yu this..."i'm walking down the street after the beers along AND AIN'T NOTHING GONNA BRING me down" type of nervetrack

er...here's a shameless pathetic disclosure: i get the same vibe when i put on..er..uhm...on the slim fatboy's..right here..right now...mwhahhahaaaaa...not comparing it, but i think yu get what i mean..that epic-y riffages.

later mon, and thanks a lot.

appreciatively,
moz IS A MARXIST FOR THE REST OF THE DAY

anfield devotee said...

Ah ha ha . . . Fatboy Slim!!?!

Not quite grasping yer analogy but me thinks its all good!

As fer what these dudes are on, its probably some form of mushroom or other fungi that grows only in the fields of Middle Earth . . .

Azer Mantessa said...

i was here earlier but my kids insisted me to hurry ... they are so glued to their myspaces.

am impressive. not bcos the footage is LOTR (i thought i may get biased) BUT i really am impressed by the gothic sound of it.

Summoning sure gets my attention now onwards.

.ani said...

AD i simply have not had any luck with the Stronghold download .. .but I have listened to the Oath Bound and lyrics aside I like the album ...

:D

anfield devotee said...

Azer: Cool. Hope this inspires you to compose some dark shit dedicated to Barisan Najis . . .

Ani: Me managed to download Stronghold. So probably yer internet connexion ada busy. Try again tomorrow. Can vouch that download link is fine. Had trouble with another album though, Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Praises. Cool title or what!??!

.ani said...

I listened to some snippets on their webpage.

Did you read about how they kicked their 3rd person out?? it's hilarious that one line :D

Achilles said...

AD: What can me say that has not been already said.... fooking awesome. it awakens the inner warrior within. hehehehehehe

But got trouble downloading-lah.... hint hint.

anfield devotee said...

Achilles: Macha, please, please, keep trying. It'll be well worth yer time.

There will be times when the download just doesn't get thru. Patience me friend & ye shall be rewarded.

.ani said...

Rajan I got Oath Bound ... but try as I did I could not get Stronghold to download - am sure we can arrange to transfer songs :))

AD: Stronghold you got full album ke???

anfield devotee said...

ani: Yes. Am in the midst of trying to download other LPs by them.

Perhaps, you can send Oath Bound to Mr Rajan via email - zip file? Me dunno how to do all this, you IT expert mah . . .

.ani said...

AD: can break the zip down to smaller parts the current zip is 146MB no email will take as is...

Rajan: if I sent you a few zips would you know how to recompile? to get the whole album?

anfield devotee said...

ani: tengah hantar to achilles tune by tune. Let's see whether he gets it.

premo said...

Cool stuff Bala. Rather inspiring and epic. Been trying to download as well but guess will have to keep trying. Cheers

Achilles said...

Auntie Ani: Thanks so much. i will check it once i get home and let you guys know. I hope i can burn into a CD tonight. will let you guys know.


AD: Me is just excited to play this in me car-lah. Been looking for some new music and at lasts the God's have bestowed upon me... a mighty band worthy for a warrior's ears and heart. hehehehe

anfield devotee said...

premo: Hope some poor animal didn't lose its hide after listened to this!

Aunty Ani is supposed to have emailed the album is bite sized pieces to both & me & achilles, so will forward you the album if it works.

Hence me requested fer yer email by sms. No reply?

Achilles: Hope it works & ye enjoy it!

.ani said...

Am emailing it in bits ... the total would be about 36 files at 4MB a file ... given Rajan and Bala the instructions how to put it back together ... make sure have either WinZip or WinRAR on your pc ok ....

damn fooking slow internet in the office ... only managed abt 11 parts out so far ... will continue from home later ... so by tomorrow you will have all the bits ...

*****for REALLY REALLY fast internet!!!!!!******