Album 0089: Summoning – Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame

Release Date: 2001
Genre: Black Metal

Tracklisting:

1. A New Power Is Rising (04:08)
2. South Away (06:05)
3. In Hollow Halls Beneath The Fells (08:57)
4. Our Foes Shall Fall (07:02)
5. The Mountain King’s Return (08:53)
6. Runes Of Power (05:52)
7. Ashen Cold (06:16)
8. Farewell (09:19)

Total Length: 56:32

A New Power Is Rising is a very good intro track. Unlike most bands though, this intro track really is their sound, unlike other bands who have symphonic intros and then very little trace of those symphonic elements in the rest of the album. South Away is a really cool song, and the guitar presence really solidifies just how cool the band’s sound is. I also really enjoy their vocals, surprisingly. They are somewhat melodic and fit perfectly.

In Hollow Halls Beneath The Fells is very good but not one of my favorites. The keyboards and such are cool, and even the sample works well. Our Foes Shall Fall has some great keys as well, but again the main chunk of the song just doesn’t do much for me. The Mountain King’s Return is much the same. Pleasant but not great.

Runes Of Power is fairly neat, but again for some reason I can’t get into this song a whole lot. I don’t know what it is about this album, but I don’t get lost or entranced in the songs like I have in other Summoning albums. Ashen Cold however sort of remedies this by being a great track. Farewell is also fantastic, being the first use of clean choir vocals and just neat lyrics as well. In the end I really do like this album but it just doesn’t click for me and invite me back like some other albums.

Final Rating: 8/10

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