Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn


8.4 | 505 votes |
Release date: 7 June 2013
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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01. Evernight
02. Flammifer
03. Old Mornings Dawn
04. The White Tower
05. Caradhras
06. Of Pale White Morns And Darkened Eves
07. The Wandering Fire
08. Earthshine
09. The Darkening Of Valinor [special edition bonus]
10. With Fire And Sword [special edition bonus]

The Best Melodic Black Metal / Metalgaze Album Of 2013

Line-up
Richard "Protector" Lederer - vocals on track 4,7,8, backing vocals on track 3, guitars, keyboards, drum programming, choir
Michael "Silenius" Gregor - vocals on track 2,3,5,6, keyboards, sound effects, choir

Guest musicians
David Says - spoken words on track 3,8
Erika Szucs - voice on track 1,4

Additional info
Release dates:
- ESP/SWE/NOR: 05.06.2013
- G/A/S, FIN & Benelux: 07.06.2013
- Europe: 10.06.2013
- USA/Canada: 11.06.2013

Recorded and mixed at Nachtschattenstudio by Protector.

Booklet layout and concept: Silenius and Protector.

Staff review by
Apothecary
Rating:
9.0
Rejoice, my metal brethren and fellow LOTR enthusiasts! Earendil has persuaded the Valar with his Silmaril to make war upon Morgoth for the sake of Middle Earth, casting him beyond the Door Of Night into The Void for all eternity (yeah, that was added in there for the nerds like myself that've actually read The Silmarillion). Tolkien references aside, Summoning's new album, no doubt one of the most anticipated releases of the year, is finally upon us, and from the very first moments of its music the band make it quite clear that the 7 years of waiting since Oath Bound back in '06 have been well worth it for 2013's Old Mornings Dawn.

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published 01.05.2013 | Comments (67)

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06.01.2014 - 10:05
Rating: 10
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.01.2014 at 14:05

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Hahahahahahahaha. No.

There are many different kinds of atmospheric black metal. Just because I don't love one it doesn't mean I don't love the entire style. Btw: i think this is just good but nothing more (I prefer older releases tbh).


Well, maybe i rushed when i said that, but seriously i'm sure that many of those who voted don't prefer atm. black. This album is awesome and the problem is that people can't stop comparing between the old and the new stuff. Like old and new Sepultura.
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17.01.2014 - 08:33
Rating: 9
Lord Dimitriy
Well, without any doubt I would name this one the best album of 2013! They've got a unique sound and unique performance on each album! What is a little bit irritating is that there are a lot of bands, who can be named as Summoning followers.. Trying just to copy the atmospheric style which characterizes this Austrian band.
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21.01.2014 - 20:38
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Shit, title track is damn catchy. Its in my head from past 4 days. Woah, must be some tremendous attraction.
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27.01.2014 - 04:49
Rating: 8
Jiri
"Earthshine" features some Chester Benington (Linkin Park) style vox (in a good way).
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07.02.2014 - 00:16
Rating: 9
Rsrdaman
Very good album, I love the horns they implement, really compliments the music.
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14.02.2014 - 07:52
Rating: 5
andreosokin
INFINITY²
Written by Atom89 on 02.10.2013 at 19:29

Infinite boring.


Infinitely agree
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06.06.2014 - 17:22
Rating: 10
Himedal
Approximately one year has passed and I can't get enough of this album.
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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04.09.2014 - 07:47
Rating: 6
Maco
Handbanana
Well this grabbed my attention in the first 3 songs, but sadly the album is too long for its own good. This is just average atmospheric black metal with some interesting moments. Those moments are very few, I have to say.
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I'm derp.
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26.09.2014 - 13:22
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
"Atmospheric black metal", "Depressive black metal"...etc are wrong description for genre.
Almost all types of music are atmospheric...and even all sad pop songs are depressive...In short, adjective should not be added.

I would call this album Folk Metal, similar to Primodial -To the Nameless Dead, there is no Black there.
"Folk" is general enough to include viking, pagan, oriental...elements.
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26.09.2014 - 14:11
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
Written by andreosokin on 14.02.2014 at 07:52

Written by Atom89 on 02.10.2013 at 19:29

Infinite boring.


Infinitely agree

Where is Satan ?
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26.09.2014 - 14:15
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
I am so guilty to say that this is my favorite Summoning's.
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26.09.2014 - 14:23
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Skl3ros on 29.10.2013 at 02:43

People who find this album boring simply didn't listen it enough. It's a masterpiece and most masterpieces require at least a few listens to unfold their ingenuity.

Masterpiece doesn't require many listens.
The main problem here is they're no masters so they can't recognize masterpieces.
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26.09.2014 - 14:59
Rating: 5
mz
I post here just to piss Erik off. He'd be commenting on this and question my "opinion", bringing up many bands I don't like again :p
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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26.09.2014 - 18:18
Rating: 5
andreosokin
INFINITY²
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 26.09.2014 at 14:11

Written by andreosokin on 14.02.2014 at 07:52

Written by Atom89 on 02.10.2013 at 19:29

Infinite boring.


Infinitely agree

Where is Satan ?


Infinitely drifting in outer Space
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11.11.2014 - 09:58
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Desert Mouse
Nothing mind-blowing, and cheesy as hell, but a decent album overall.
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"It is not your sin—it is your self-satisfaction that crieth unto heaven; your very sparingness in sin crieth unto heaven!

Where is the lightning to lick you with its tongue? Where is the frenzy with which ye should be inoculated?"

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13.02.2015 - 20:56
Rating: 10
me<3mertl
These guys didn't do anything less than amazing since Lugburz!
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31.10.2015 - 11:56
Rating: 7
Dima
Some nice soundscapes here. While its methodical and formulaic approach spans basically from beginning to end they hit the right notes more than other albums for me. It's a tad too long because of this.
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21.01.2016 - 07:53
Rating: 9
essbee
After listening to this album a LOT, it got better and better over time, I never thought it would happen with this album but the melodies are so intricate and interesting that I just feel so impressed by it at the moment. I might get sick of it one day but for now this is a well deserved 9.
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01.04.2016 - 14:56
Rating: 9
Reaper_Redeamer
I consider this as a return to albums like Minas Morgul. We are listening to the same structure, two different melodies, a sad and a lively, glorious one, harmonized to act alongside each other. Masterfully produced, one of the best Summoning releases. I love all tracks except " Of Pale White Morns And Darkened Eves" which belongs to some other roof in my opinion.
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