Summon are a band from Portugal that has been featured before in this band and plays a mixture of black, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Helios" which will be released in February by Godz Ov War Productions.
Tortured black metal screams start off the ep before going into a heavier direction while all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with the solos and leads being done in a very dark style.
During the faster sections of the songs a decent amount of blast beats can be heard along with some death metal growls also being utilized at times. At times the music also captures a ritualistic atmosphere while the music also brings in a great amount of 90's influences as well as the songs bringing in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the closing track is very long and epic in length and also introduces whispers and spoken word parts onto the recording.
On this recording Summon remain true to the mixture of black, doom and death metal that they had established on their previous release. The production sounds very dark and old school while the lyrics death and mythological themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Summon and if you are a fan of black, doom and death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Helios III". 8 out of 10.