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Summit : Demo 2011

This is the first demo of Summit and it shows great promise.

Summit come from Trondheim, Norway, and this is their first demo; in it, you’ll be blessed with eighteen minutes of pure old school Epic Doom Metal. 'I Hope To Feel Again' opens the way. It starts with a strong Reverend Bizzare vibe; as the song progresses, it evolves toward a cleaner sound, whose epicness is enhanced by wailing vocals that bear strange similarities to Maxim Adrianov’s voice, the deceased singer from Scald, and actually this song conveys almost the same feel as that ultra-epic sound of the Russian band.

The album continues with 'Pleasing To The Lords', with a heavier and fuller sound and again an excellent vocal performance. The fast mid-part of the track reminds me of mighty Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol: this is a song that might really become a future classic for the band.

The demo ends with 'Sun', a heavy, epic, war-like anthem with great riffs that will not be a classic for the band only but a classic for the genre itself. One thing I appreciated while listening to that very first effort of Summit is the professional feel it gives you; these guys mean it seriously, they’re onto something wholeheartedly and it really is good. Although they are not the most original band on the universe, they have the passion and the will to produce a very professionally crafted work.

In conclusion, this is a fantastic demo that shows great promise for the future of the band but also for the whole epic corner of the Doom scene. Fans of bands like Reverend Bizzare, Solitude Aeturnus, Solstice, Ereb Altor, Doomshine, Doomsword and of course Scald will love this demo in which they’ll find new heroes to worship. You can get it for free from their bandcamp page.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Hope To Feel Again
2. Pleasing The Lord
3. Sun

Duration : Approx. 18 minutes

Visit the Summit bandpage.

Reviewed on 2011-11-10 by Dimitris Plastiras
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