SUMMON - BAPTIZED BY FIRE - BAPHOMET/ NECROPOLIS
Formerly known as Masochist, Michigan's Summon is now releasing their second album and despite the band's long presence in the underground it is quite vicious in most departments. The vocals are from the 'screamed whisper' school of old Bathory, while the music rages ferociously like a cross between Incubus and old Sodom with a touch of Immortal et al. There are moments of keyboard-driven drivel and other slower detritus, but overall Summon have the kind of drive to be proclaimed true black/ death. - Ali "The Metallian"