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Author:  Cyricus [ Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Summoning

Po meni najbolji black, iako nije pravi black. Epic black. Imaju brdo albuma. Totalno su u Tolkienovom svijetu. Jako dobri, iako iz Austrije.

Lost Tales (2003)

This mini-album just contains two songs old songs from the times of Dol Guldur. One song was composed for Summoning (Saruman), the other one (Arcenstone) was meant to be for the dark wave project of Silenius called "Mirkwood". The songs are not in high quality and just taken from the original tape were they have been recorded. A collectors item only.

Originally the band had two other cover layouts, which they wanted to use, but didn't get the permission by the painter's distributer.

1. Arcenstone 9:17
2. Saruman 7:40

Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame (2001)

This release followed the conceptial line of "Stronghold", but also should be seen as a link to the "older Summoning". The new guitarstyle was kept, whereas the stronger keyboardparts of the older releases where braught back. In this release "Summoning" used a lot of word samples from different Tolkien broadcasts which from now on is a permanent aspect of the "Summoning" sound. For the first time "Summoning" used clear vocals on the last song.

Since "Stronghold" Summoning also used lyrcis from other authors than Tolkien.

1. A new power is rising 4:07
2. South Away 6:04
3. In hollow halls beneath the falls 8:55
4. Our foes shall fall 7:01
5. The mountain king return 8:52
6. Runes of power 5:51
7. Ashen cold 6:15
8. Farewell 9:18

Stronghold (1999)

For most fans this CD was the beginning of a new Eara of "Summoning". That means that most of the old fans didn't like everything new that came up of the band from this point on, but in contrary this release brought many new fans to the band who in contrary didn't like the older releases that much. This CD was released in a time when the black metal movement slowliy has faded and many fans,bands and followers moved to other musical territories. In contrary "Summoning" tried to hold their musical and lyrical concept, but nevertheless some renewals have been made. First of all the band stopped recording in "Hörnix Studio" and used their own home-studio instead. Second this release was much more guitar orientated with more compact keyboard-melodies. So "Stronghold" maybe could be seen as the most "commercial" album of the band. For the first time female vocals have been used (done by "Tania B" from "Die Verbannten Kinder Evas"). On this release "Summoning" followed to experiment with spoken word samples; in this case from the movie "Bravehear" again and "Legend".

What many people didn't recognize is that the intro melodie is the same one as the outro, but pitched down a few notes and manipulated a bit.

1. Rhun 3:25
2. Long Lost to Where No Pathway Goes 7:23
3. The Glory Disappears 7:50
4. Like Some Snow-white Marble Eyes 7:20
5. Where Hope and Daylight Die 6:29
6. The Rotting Horse on the Deadly Ground 8:26
7. The Shadow Lies Frozen on the Hills 7:01
8. The Loud Music of the Sky 6:48
9. A Distant Flame Before the Sun 9:43

Nightshade Forest (1997)

This release (for the first time) was mixed in a studio somewhere in Swiss. The production braught some good aspects in cause of the reverb, and hard drum-sound, but unluckily "Summonig" made some bad mistakes with the guitar-sound. In this release for the first time sound samples have been used (in this case battle-sounds from the movie "Braveheart" in the song "Flesh and Blood"). As the songs are the missing songs of the "Dol Guldur" session both CDs are connected, and should be seen as one CD.

1. Mirkwood 9:45
2. Kortirion among the trees 8:50
3. Flesh and blood 7:54
4. Habbanan beneath the stars 7:13

Dol Guldur (1996)

This record is untill now the best selling album of the band. Along with this release for the very first and last time promo posters of the cover have been made which are now very desired fan-articles for the die-hard collecters. The last song "Over Old Hills" is completely based on a song on the first "Ice Ages" CD (the dark, electronic project of Protector).

"Minas Morul" and "Dol Guldur" have been recorded at "Hörnix Studio" in which also "Abigor", "Die Verbannten Kinder Evas" have produced their first outputs.

For the first time some lyrics have been done by P.K. of Abigor.

1. Angbands schmieden 3:30
2. Nightshade forests 10:48
3. Elfstone 10:51
4. Khazad dúm 10:58
5. Kôr 11:00
6. Wyrmvater glaurung 3:05
7. Unto a long glory... 9:37
8. Over old hills 8:58

Minas Morgul (1995)

For the band and for most of the fans this album was the secret debut album. Within this release everything what the Summoning-sound is meant to be found its origin, and so this release brought the band to a larger audience. This album contains both songs of the promo tape namely "Lugburz", "Dor Daedeloth" and "Dagor Bragollach" (on the promo tape this song was followed up by guitars which we droped on the album). Most of the lyrics also have been lost.

This album is still one of the most important releases of the band so far.

1. Soul wandering 2:32
2. Lugburz 7:15
3. The passing of the gray company 9:16
4. Morthond 6:44
5. Marching homewards 8:11
6. Orthanc 1:39
7. Ungolianth 6:37
8. Dagor Bragollach 5:05
9. Through the forest of Dol Guldur 4:47
10. The legend of the master-ring 5:27
11. Dor Daedeloth 10:16

Lugburz (1995)

This album contains most of the demo-songs, but highly rearranged. Most of the basic riffs have been composed on bass-guitar, while protector added the other melody-lines on guitar. On this album keyboards have been used just a accompaniment, and not as the main instrument as on follow up releases. An interesstin fact is that the basic riff of "Where winters forever cry" was composed by Trifixion. This song was one of the highlights of this CD. But all in all Trifixions drum playing was not satifying and his more and more outcomming ego-trips forced the band to kick him out, so that Summoning was then free to develop his very own style. In contrary to the follow up releases, this album was not produced at "Hörnix Studio", but in a our session room by a guy whos name doesn't play any role. In this case "Summoning" had to remix the album at "Hörnix Studio".

Most of the lyrics have been done by Pazuzu; he also did the spoken vocals on "Dragons of Time" and "Through the Valley of the frozen Kingdom". Most of them have been lost a long time ago.

1. Grey heavens 1:44
2. Beyond bloodred horizons 3:42
3. Flight of the Nazgul 7:16
4. Where winters forever cry 4:08
5. Through the valley of the frozen kingdom 6:30
6. Raising with the battle-orcs 5:44
7. Master of the old lure 4:14
8. Between light and darkness 3:34
9. The eternal lands of fire 3:46
10. Dragons of time 6:01
11. Moondance 4:46

Lugburz i Minas Morgul, dakako, najbolji! 8)

Author:  ananga [ Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:20 pm ]
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odličan bend, jedan od prvih metal bendova koji sam počela slušati! oni su krivi za sve :D

Author:  Cyricus [ Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:40 pm ]
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ananga wrote:
odličan bend, jedan od prvih metal bendova koji sam počela slušati! oni su krivi za sve :D

Slično i kod mene. Prvo sam zavolio fantasy, posebno Tolkiena, a onda sam počeo slušati Summoning. Kao da goblini pjevaju.

Author:  Hawk [ Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:19 am ]
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Odličan bend, slažem se. Nažalost nemam mnogo od njih, Nightshade Forest EP i par pjesama, ali to što imam mi je genijalno.

Author:  Ivica [ Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:06 pm ]
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Pitanje je samo koja je faza bolja? 8)

Author:  Hawk [ Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:43 am ]
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šta imaju više faza? mislim ja sa svojom zbirkom to fakat ne bih znao :D

Author:  Thorgrim [ Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:20 pm ]
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pa i nemaju baš,prvi album je bio više black,ostalo je solidno
zadnji album je malo ponavljanje.al sve u svemu isto je to sve

džn džn od viška glava ipak boli

Author:  Cyricus [ Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:25 pm ]
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Ok. Prva dva bi bila (Lugb,Min) bliži 'true blacku', zadnja dva (ne mislim na Lost Tales) su malo melodičnija. Ali sve je to tu negdje. Super su. 8)

Author:  ananga [ Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:15 am ]
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ali stronghold je najbolji. pjesma long lost to where no pathway goes je prejaka!

Author:  Corrupted Soul [ Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:23 pm ]
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meni je to bas pravi bend. Jedan od onih koji stvara jako lijepu atmosferu. I jako mi je melodican, a to jako volim

Author:  ananga [ Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:29 pm ]
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jal rade oni koncerte uopće? njih bi stvarno voljela vidjeti u živo...

Author:  Cyricus [ Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:09 pm ]
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Mislim da oni većinom sviraju kompjuterski, kao i Dargaard nažalost. I ja bih ih vidio. Ma svi ti Austrijanci... -_-

Author:  ananga [ Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:44 am ]
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ah...koja kenja! ma znaš kaj, ja bi bila sretna i da pljunem 150 kuna i slušam njih dvojicu kak puštaju svoje stvari sa cedea, samo da negdje vani mogu dva sata slušati summoning, jer ga stvarno nikada nitko nije pustio u močvari.

Author:  Hawk [ Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:19 am ]
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Onda morate mene pogurati za DJ-a :D

Author:  ananga [ Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:28 pm ]
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Hawk wrote:
Onda morate mene pogurati za DJ-a :D

*gura hawka* jesi uspio? :D

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