Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Summoning - Stronghold (1999) (320 kbps mp3)

Genre: Epic Symphonic Atmospheric Pagan Black Metal
About: It's rather fitting that for my 100th post I have the most epic band and album of all time. The band is heavily inspired by the POEMS of J.R.R Tolkien rather than his books (More specifically this album is based on tales of the Nibelungs, Rhein Gold, Siegfried and Brunhild).

Every song just has this epic feeling like you're riding on the back of a Flaming Minotaur through an infinite battlefield slaying trolls while you're being fired at from a Pirate ship in the middle of a typhoon. Also, they have the best logo ever. (EDIT- I stand corrected.) If your heart is currently beating (or even if it's not) you NEED to hear this album.

More detailed reviews here

(For those wondering, the singer in track 5 is Tania Borsky, Richard Lederer's ex-girlfriend who sings for the band "Die Verbannten Kinder Evas"... that band is not metal but it has a similar epic atmosphere)

Download pt 1
Download pt 2

1 comment:

Velkaarn said...

I love your description for this album (which I love too and everyone should buy it).


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