SUMMONING - OATH BOUND - NAPALM
What a beautiful and majestic cover picture... too bad the band forgot the music. Flutes, droning drum machine, faint growls from behind a barrier or two and as much production as a lullaby allows are summoned here to constitute an album narrating tales of Middle Earth and yes, the works of Tolkien are beautiful but as a metal album this is like dung dressed up, perfumed and put on parade.
Perhaps Napalm Records would have better luck selling this as a poster or laminated postcard. - Ali “The Metallian”