SUMMONING - Old Mornings Dawn CD
After taking 7 long years to release the follow-up to 2006's "Oath Bound" which, to me, was (and still is) Summoning's magnum opus. The atmosphere of that album was perfect and musically, I believe it was what Summoning really set out to create. If that was going to be the band's swansong, it would have been a great place to end. However, the long wait ceased two years ago when this two-piece band dropped its seventh studio album "Old Mornings Dawn". Is it as good as "Oath Bound"? Negative. Not to me, anyway. It's not as good as the band's previous two albums, but really, that's not a bad thing at all because this is still a really good album!
So, did this album live up to my personal expectations? Yes, it did. I remember listening to it the day it came out and it didn't leave my ears for a very long time. It is not as good an album as "Oath Bound" but really, that album is perfect to me and it is unlikely Summoning will be able to top it. In addition, although I personally hadn't been waiting 7 years for "Old Mornings Dawn" to be released, my wait was definitely worth it. I cannot wait for the next album. Hopefully I won't have to wait 7 years this time around!