Summoning - Lugburz


7.2 | 176 votes |
Release date: 20 March 1995
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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01. Grey Heavens
02. Beyond Bloodred Horizons
03. Flight Of The Nazgul
04. Where Winters Forever Cry
05. Through The Valley Of The Frozen Kingdom
06. Raising With The Battle-Orcs
07. Master Of The Old Lure
08. Between Light And Darkness
09. The Eternal Lands Of Fire
10. Dragons Of Time
11. Moondance

Line-up
Richard "Protector" Lederer - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Michael "Silenius" Gregor - vocals, bass, keyboards
Alexander "Trifixion" Trondl - drums

Guest musicians
Pazuzu - invocations

Additional info
Released by Napalm Records.

Produced by Summoning. Recorded and mixed at Beowulf Studio. Mastered at Tonstudio Hörnix.

Guest review by
Paganblood
Rating:
8.5
Summoning's first full length album "Lugburz" (meaning "dark tower" in the Black Speech) was released in the year 1995. The band's lineup for this album is Silenius (Vocals, bass, keyboards), Protector (Guitars, keyboards), Trifixion (Drums) and Pazuzu (vocals at some parts).
The album starts off with a melodic instrumental track (played on keyboards) titled "Grey Heavens." The rest of the tracks give continuity to the melodic tunes. The album focuses mainly on guitar riffs and rhythms instead of keyboards, although keyboards have been used in some songs. I'd call this the fastest Summoning album; Trifixion's work on drums suits the band's music quite well, and the drums speed up at the appropriate moment in the song.

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published 14.01.2007 | Comments (11)

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26.03.2011 - 19:51
Rating: 8
Averus
This definitely isn't one of the best black metal albums out there but I really think it's a bit underrated. While most of the songs are dismissable, Grey Heavens, Beyond Bloodred Horizons and Flight of the Nazgul are three wonderful, consecutive songs.
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26.03.2011 - 20:17
RavenKing
A very underrated album, even among Summoning fans.
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27.03.2011 - 19:32
Troy Killjoy
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^ Definitely. Personally I find the over-the-top epic stuff a little too much for me, while this is "simple" enough to enjoy.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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27.03.2011 - 19:39
RavenKing
Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.03.2011 at 19:32

^ Definitely. Personally I find the over-the-top epic stuff a little too much for me, while this is "simple" enough to enjoy.


It was already atmospheric and a hint at what the band would become, though it is basically raw underproduced Black Metal.
Different from any other Summoning album but a very interesting release. However, lots of people dislike it because, according to them, it "sounds like shit". Imo, the production is borderline shitty here and there but it's part of the album's charm.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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27.03.2011 - 20:05
Jοe
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.03.2011 at 19:32

Personally I find the over-the-top epic stuff a little too much for me, while this is "simple" enough to enjoy.

Which is why Minas Morgul is good, a perfect blend of when they actually played black metal with more than a hint of what was to come. As well as being kinda bland and unspectacular I find this record has far too many annoying characteristics and lacking in the identity the band would carve.
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27.03.2011 - 21:07
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Guest on 27.03.2011 at 20:05

Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.03.2011 at 19:32

Personally I find the over-the-top epic stuff a little too much for me, while this is "simple" enough to enjoy.

Which is why Minas Morgul is good, a perfect blend of when they actually played black metal with more than a hint of what was to come. As well as being kinda bland and unspectacular I find this record has far too many annoying characteristics and lacking in the identity the band would carve.

I put both this and MM on the same scale. I prefer Lugburz slightly as it's more primitive and the production is incredibly raw compared to anything else they've done, but Minas Morgul added a lot of their "epic" influence without going too far.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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29.08.2013 - 07:52
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Not even a minute of boring stuff here, kept me hooked right from start to end. Especially love the atmospheric albeit raw production and the incredibly good songwriting. Overall, a very solid black metal record.
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29.10.2015 - 13:32
Rating: 7
Dima
Grey Heavens is basically Old Runescape material...which is a compliment as that version of the game is just ridden with classic tunes.

The production however is a tad too nasally for me. It doesn't add to the overall sound and tone of the album like Wyrd's Hudrafolk does for example. With that said it's not album ruining like TRoB's Rain Upon the Impure but more along the lines of 'less than desirable' like Edge of Sanity's Crimson. Musically it starts off strong. The first three or four sings are easy replay material along with a nice synthed up song 2/3 through or something but the rest is a bit forgetful. At times the vocals are a bit irritating too. If I had to compare it with Opeth's Orchid ( I only make this comparison because it was them who got a discog run prior to these guys) on which showed more potential I'd go with Opeth but this has enough nice moments to warrant one's high hopes for their future endeavours.
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14.11.2017 - 21:10
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Written by RavenKing on 26.03.2011 at 20:17

A very underrated album, even among Summoning fans.


Because we know summoning from more less ambient some kind a BM sound, its rawwish old school in old Norvegian primitive BM sound what bands had back there in days and many still has.
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