Monday, April 9, 2018
Summoning: With Doom We Come (2018)
This is most likely a grower for me. I did not really know what to expect in checking this band out, but I was a little taken aback by it. This is certainly not a bad album, far from it, I was just surprised by the band's sound. It is much more laid-back than I thought it would be. There is really nothing aggressive about it. The riffs move very slowly and the vocals are delivered in a variety of styles, some harsh and some clean.
I will grant one thing to the album though, it sounds like it would have made an excellent soundtrack to a fantasy epic movie. Something sort of like the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit movies. I also really enjoy the percussion used throughout the album, in particular the use of timpani, which is not a real common metal instrument. Plus, Summoning has a fucking awesome band logo.
So this one was a little disappointing at first blush, but by the end of the year, it is entirely possible that I will absolutely love it. We will see.