Summoning - Oath Bound

8.6 | 344 votes |
Release date: 31 March 2006
Style: Atmospheric black metal


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01. Bauglir
02. Across The Streaming Tide
03. Mirdautas Vras
04. Might And Glory
05. Beleriand
06. Northward
07. Menegroth
08. Land Of The Dead

Protector - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Silenius - bass, keyboards, vocals

Guest musicians
Julia Wukovits - flute

Additional info
Released by Napalm Records

Staff review by
I suppose that many people were waiting for the comeback of Summoning with a new album, so here it is, "Oath Bound" is their 8th offering to the world, reviving Tolkien's dark world through their own musical perspective with their exceptional epic/lyrical interpreting manner. I have to admit that the first listen didn't impress me so much, i found the album a bit tiring and monotonous, but no, it was just a first bad impression because from the second listen and on (i can assure you i listened to this album a lot in order to form my final opinion) the dark clouds started fading away and i saw the real face of 2006's Summoning.

published 18.10.2006 | Comments (6)

Staff review by
I think the best way to describe the music of Summoning would be slow paced, epic, atmospheric, raw Black Metal intertwined with folk music. Oath Bound is Summoning's sixth album and was released in the first half of 2006. The album wasn't featured in the Black Metal category of this year's Metal Storm awards perhaps through the fact that not a lot of people have heard this album, but it really is worth a listen.

published 09.02.2007 | Comments (10)

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14.04.2012 - 00:17
Rating: 10

Posts: 3
From: Ireland
Summoning is (the best,excellent)
14.04.2012 - 00:19
Rating: 10

Posts: 3
From: Ireland
Land of the dead is FANTASTIC
14.04.2012 - 00:23
Rating: 10

Posts: 3
From: Ireland
Beleriand AND Northward IS very nice
29.03.2013 - 11:48
Rating: 8

Posts: 291
From: Hungary

Good album. Bauglir is their best intro imo, Mirdautas Vras just totally makes you fear the Nazgûls, and Land Of The Dead is an epic closing track.
29.07.2013 - 14:39
Rating: 10

Posts: 124
From: Iran

Every time I listen to Land Of The Dead I feel like I want to die go there where there is no voice, no sound of a beating heart.... I love Summoning. The Streaming Tide made me cry because its music is absolutely brilliant. I have never heard such a beautiful song in my life. After all these years, I find it even more beautiful every time I listen to it.
Metal should be brutal
04.11.2013 - 23:27
Rating: 9
Erik M.

Posts: 3104
From: The Netherlands

What's new with this band? Everything they release is simply amazing, so this album is nothing different.
19.01.2015 - 09:16
Rating: 7
M C Vice

Posts: 2780
From: Australia

Shame the rest of the album isn't as good as Across The Streaming Tide and Land Of The Dead.
Mum - 21/10/1955 - 19/6/2015. R.I.P.

"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"Thinking quickly, Dave constructs a homemade megaphone using only some string, a squirrel and a megaphone."
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30.10.2015 - 12:36
Rating: 6

Posts: 1479
From: Australia

Man the Land of the Dead conjures up some jaw dropping landscapes for me.

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