Summoning
Upon The Viking Stallion


4.5
superb

Review

by CaptainDooRight USER (93 Reviews)
February 7th, 2012 | 24 replies


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: TRVE KVLT

Austrian Folk Black Metal band formed in 1993 release their debut demo entitled Upon the Viking's Stallion. While being a well known band there are hidden gems amongst the demo catalogue from this two piece "dubtet" known as Summoning; particularly being Upon the Viking's Stallion. It's often refreshing and foundation-building to hear the roots of any certain artist before they became what they presently are.

When you listen to recent LP's from Summoning's discography you'll notice a heavy focus on ambient folk metal, whereas in the beginning they started out playing a more straightforward type of Black Metal; occasionally adding tidbits of keyboard work to add an evil sounding balance to the upfront approach. This is strongly noted on the title track of this demo. The song starts with an unconventional dark keyboard pattern with overlaying spoken vocals, only to be interrupted by a double bass attack with accompanying tremolos. This approach adds a great deal of enjoyment; rather than a continuation of repetitive keyboards, which are ever so common in Summoning’s modern discography, the blending of the two gives adequate variation.

The melodic undertones, manifest by use of tremolos, do well to accompany the bleak production style. This demo favors the low end, bass-like atmosphere, so the only treble coming through are the high octave tremolos, drum cymbals, and screeching vocals. This balance adds a dampened musical sound which adds to the bleakness portrayed by the compositional executions.

How can anyone call themselves a true fan if they're not willing to consider the birth place of their idealistic gods" With that being said I present you "Upon the Viking’s Stallion".



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Ovrot
February 7th 2012


13257 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

summoning m/

ValeriusTheImmortal
February 7th 2012


1237 Comments


only listened to minas morgul and didn't care for it really

they still using drum machines?

Ovrot
February 7th 2012


13257 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

does it matter?



and listen to Oath Bound

ValeriusTheImmortal
February 7th 2012


1237 Comments


it matters to me

there will be no drum machine in my metal

they might fool me if it's well done, but as soon as i find out

--->

Ovrot
February 7th 2012


13257 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol



valerius, you rule

Crysis
Emeritus
February 7th 2012


17311 Comments


me wants new summoning album

DarkNoctus
February 7th 2012


10142 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i heard from unofficial and probably bogus sources that silenius from summoning had a heart attack not too long ago, but if he died we'd probably know about it. here's hoping for a new summoning album soon. :]

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Crysis
Emeritus
February 7th 2012


17311 Comments


rip silenius

BallsToTheWall
February 7th 2012


48262 Comments



me wants new summoning album (2)


Need to hear this.

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seedofnothing
February 7th 2012


3425 Comments


m/




Shuyin
February 7th 2012


13075 Comments


m/

DarkNoctus
February 7th 2012


10142 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Kreuzweg Ost

thank you all for your kind words of feedback, for posting the reviews you found (please keep doing so! thanx!) and to jan for his concern for michael/silenius' health - he has fortunately recovered quite well and is, afaik, working with protector on new summoning material... meanwhile, since someone uploaded this to youtube allready: Black Moon!!!

http://www.youtube.com/wa...oXm9Ve5Q&feature=related





Ovrot
February 7th 2012


13257 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

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Wizard
February 7th 2012


20156 Comments


Fuck this band sucks the synth dick.

zaruyache
February 8th 2012


18245 Comments


Summoning are pretty good.

DarkNoctus
February 8th 2012


10142 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

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that's not the relevent bit. read the summoning bit, silenius healed up great and they're working on new material. :]

ValeriusTheImmortal
February 8th 2012


1237 Comments


crap

but was more entertaining than darkthrone

Hawks
February 8th 2012


52543 Comments


Valerius really has to be a moron in every single thread.

Anyways, Summoning rules.

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Funeralopolis
February 8th 2012


14082 Comments


theyre coolio jellio divided by 2 not full jellio just coolio

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RunOfTheMill
June 1st 2013


3308 Comments


That album cover, holy shit



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