Man, I'm so happy I get to start this thread as well. Here's a place to discuss Caladan Brood, the band that I feel has ALMOST captured that exact same magic Summoning commands. I can't wait to hear their new material, because with how close Echoes of Battle was, I feel like there's a good chance they could finally take a place right beside Summoning in this type of metal. This is definitely my favorite off of Echoes of Battle:
"I am a knight of Solamnia. I am the hand of Paladine, of Kiri-Jolith and of Habbakuk on this world. You are on Krynn. You are mine, Queen of Darkness."
Post by crystallogic13 on Dec 19, 2016 13:11:44 GMT -5
If anyone hasn't noticed this is from a few days old new Tribute to Summoning.. Really AWESOME cover completely same level as the EPIC original by Summoning.. Especially at the end of the song where in this version instead of clear vocals, they chose black for "Don't you know.." at the end, awesomeness both original and this one.. And since we're at it, I saw it on another thread but didnt comment there but since it was brought up, unfoortunately I didn;t like a lot Lord Lovidicus cover of this , while musically it WAS GREAT indeed, vocals were not doing justice nor to the original or the cover..
Now, back on Caladan Brood, it's a great album, I think they hinted towards a new release soon lately.. On Echoes of Battle my fav is easily Wild Autumn Wind, already posted on another thread too.. EPIC EPIC great all time classic song.. Respect..
Loved the first album, and I hope that the new album will be just as good or perhaps even better. I see why people compare them to Summoning, but I also find their overall sound is pretty different. Caladan Brood is perhaps even a bit heavier/fuller in sound that Summoning, imo.
Echoes of Battle song itself is pretty catchy as well, with the flute.
Here's a place to discuss Caladan Brood, the band that I feel has ALMOST captured that exact same magic Summoning commands.
I actually disagree here. The reason I love Caladan Brood so much is that they captured a different magic than what Summoning does. The Summoning influence is everywhere, but there's more than just that. This part of Book of the Fallen is one of those times where they're doing their own thing, and I love it. It's warlike, it's scorched and arid, and it's unique. It's practically a musical picture of the Bonehunters' march. I love it.
I was actually disappointed by Ered Wethrin quite a bit, although everything else connected to Caladan Brood is great.
I liked Ered Wethrin more than most of Gallowbraid's metal stuff (the acoustic/choral bits are sublime). It's probably the Malazan connection again, since they have a couple of Jaghut songs that are right on the money (Frozen Rivers and Realm of the Tyrant). Frigid Tides is an interesting look at the Siege of Pale, and Requiem for the Fallen brought back feels from the end of the series. On musical merit alone, though, I can see Tides of War being disappointing.
I honestly think Echoes of Battle can go toe-to-toe with any of Summoning's best albums. Summoning have an inconsistent quality to them, in my opinion, largely down to the way in which they compose much of their music. It involves a significant level of repetition and a very slow addition of layers to the overall sound. Which is clearly absolutely fine to many people, and I'm not making any objective claims here, but to me it often ends up - frankly - quite dull. But when Summoning shine they really do shine. I was particularly enjoying their songs 'The Glory Disappears', 'Marching Homewards', and 'Nightshade Forests' yesterday.
Obviously Caladan Brood have the advantage that they only have one release, but to me I find them much more consistently invigorating and exciting to listen to. I can listen to Echoes of Battle from front to back without once getting bored, whereas I can only do that with some of Summoning's albums (Stronghold and Oath Bound mainly). I also like that Caladan Brood took on the Malazan universe - one that I'm currently exploring (I'm about half way through Deadhouse Gates so far!), rather than yet another Tolkien-focused band.
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