Summoning - With Doom We Come

7.5 | 190 votes |
Release date: 5 January 2018
Style: Atmospheric black metal


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01. Tar-Calion
02. Silvertine
03. Carcharoth
04. Herumor
05. Barrow-downs
06. Night Fell Behind
07. Mirklands
08. With Doom I Come
09. As Echoes From The World Of Old [special edition bonus]
10. And Wonder Walks The Forest Eaves [special edition bonus]

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

Guest musicians
Erika Szücs - choir vocals

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Summoning claim to come with doom, but it's still synthy atmospheric black metal, not doom metal. While that would be an interesting turn of events, you cannot blame Summoning for sticking to the formula. You could, however, blame them for the godawful production on this album.

published 13.01.2018 | Comments (24)

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19.01.2018 - 23:35
Rating: 10
Not bad at all
20.01.2018 - 17:28
Rating: 7
Not their best, but a very decent album.
Silvertine and the self-titled track are easily two of their best songs ever though
This is my worship, this is my path...
21.01.2018 - 20:26
Rating: 8
It's not the weakest album of Summoning. But it could be better. I really liked Silvertine, Herumor and With Doom I Come.
29.01.2018 - 00:44
Arcesse Eum
It's good, but for summoning, it's a bit lackluster.
As above, so below.
02.02.2018 - 05:17
Rating: 9
This album was a lot better than the nay sayers on metal storm lead me to believe. I have only listened to it once and i think it is on par with their previous album. I shall continue to listen to see if I still like it as much after a few more spin, but so far I love this album.
22.02.2018 - 21:56
Rating: 7
It is not a bad album;
but not a very good one either.
Silvertine, Mirklands, the title track are all pretty nice songs (for from their best though, for me).
The rest of the album is rather lame IMO. Lacks creativity in songwriting.
Some 7.2 or so for me.
25.02.2018 - 15:36
Rating: 9
The coolest songs on the album are: "Tar-Calion" with its amazing guest vocals, "Herumor" with it's unique melody, and "Barrow-downs" with it's highly atmospheric sounding slave march.
23.04.2018 - 15:40
Rating: 7
So-so. One of the weakest and I think they should not release it as a full album. Protector said that it came out of the previous album's shards. It is not standing the standard Summoning quality. Tar-Calion, Silvertine, Night Fell Behinind and Mirklands were solid tracks.
01.05.2018 - 07:35
Rating: 7
It's decent but definitely their weakest album. The writing is on par with previous works but there's less of a variety and most songs lack something to make them really memorable. The songs seem to build more of a forward march than a winding journey and the atmosphere stays pretty much the same all the way through. The instrumentation layers are usually well done but more parts on this album than any other sound messy rather than complimentary. I also vastly prefer Protector's vocals on every other album more than here. They might have sounded better if some other effects were added to them or something. The choirs aren't what they used to be either, but they weren't bad. The overall mix isn't great and takes some getting used to, With Doom I Come specifically took me a few spins before I liked it at all. This album made me appreciate Old Mornings Dawn more, which I wasn't really expecting and which was kind of disappointing. They made good lyrical choices as always however which helped immensely to craft what atmosphere they had here. At the end of the day there is no better band than Summoning to lead you through the tales of Middle-earth and in this album I still managed to enjoyed a fresh visit to that fantastic land.

Standout tracks for me were Mirklands, Silvertine, Herumor, Tar-Calion, and With Doom I Come.
01.06.2018 - 13:24
Rating: 7
Decent. Nothing more nothing less. And for Summoning it's a disappointment
24.08.2019 - 07:57
Troy Killjoy
If this didn't have the legendary cult name of Summoning attached to it, I honestly believe it would be sewered into the bottom 20 albums of the year. I mean it isn't that bad, but this hardly seems like the kind of effort requiring half a decade to pull off.

Forceful keyboards have never particularly been a strong focal point of any album, especially in the unforgiving genre of black metal, but used appropriately, they can take an otherwise banal release and elevate it into the realm of greatness. Whether or not those keyboards are the primary or supporting element of an album, it's their subtlety and juxtaposition alongside the extremity of the genre that make or break it.

This album is the textbook definition of how keyboard abuse, coupled with an extremely odd production/mixing style that for whatever reason deliberately muffles and buries all other aspects of the album, distracts the listener from being able to engage with it in a meaningful way, as the challenge becomes overlooking the sound rather than deconstructing the message of the music.
I have no memory of this place.
11.09.2020 - 23:08
Rating: 6
Heaven Knight
Tried it couple of times already, but so far I cannot force myself into liking it.
My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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