Stream the title track from Summoning’s ‘Old Mornings Dawn’
by Fred Pessaro
Their comeback (of sorts) album, Old Mornings Dawn is everything one might hope for it to be, and then some. All the crucial hallmarks are there, from the gleefully over-the-top keyboards, echoing programmed drums, and wild, fanciful latter-day Bathory melodies to the raspy croaks and robust Viking choirs singing to halls up high. The songs are catchy and rousing, all sword-rattling bravado and grandiose keys, and the songwriting harkens back to their earliest, strongest recordings. The Austrian Black Metal Syndicate have returned!