Summoning great atmospheric Tolkien inspired black metal from Austria
Many people say they do not know how to "understand" black metal. I consider it a bit like a modern or abstract painting only it is using audio instead of visuals (though there is an enormous visual component). Austria's Summoning is able to evoke the epic grandeur of the Tolkien tales in an artful yet very personal way. What at first seems a primitive and almost laughable cheesy casio synth introduction and wafer thin programmed drums by the end is able to leave you breathless and feeling the enormity of a wholly created universe. Black metal is all about emotion and expression some is hateful and some is beautiful, I tend to go for the more beautiful aspects myself. Hate is such a wasted emotion when there are so many others to explore.