SUMMONING "Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame"

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SUMMONING "Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame"
  • Album: Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
  • Year: 2001
  • Label: NAPALM
  • Artist: 
  • Austria

I can finally write with much pleasure about an album that I listen to almost non-stop for the past months. That is curious since the two Austrian musicians have nothing new to bring into the sound structure but what they do...it happens to sound particularly attractive. The fanciful atmosphere embraces the Epic ambiance and the melodic peaceful Black Metal only strike the listener's ears when the aggressive voice can be heard.

No longer after I was mesmerized by "Where Hope And Daylight Die", I thought that "Stronghold" might have been the album to make the resistance bridge between Black Metal and Avantgarde Metal since the voice tonality of Richard's girl friend simply was magnificently mixed with the rest of the sound. I was wrong and from this certain point of view, the album disappointed me. Otherwise, there is still just a track signifying the break of common boundaries and this time Richard's voice valences leave their mark upon the entire sound so that DVKE references are more than appropriate and obvious. I even could find some tunes imitating SOPOR AETERNUS! You should keep in mind "Farewell", as it is a fantastic track, one perfect for closing all the accounts! "Minas Morgul" still maintains to be the best SUMMONING album since ever while "Stronghold" is basically axed on Heavy riffs pointing out the keyboard and the voices so that the melancholic dimension turns out to be their strong point. Silenius and Protector in deed did their job again!

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