Oath Bound

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Oath Bound
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Studio album by Summoning
Released March 31, 2006
Genre Atmospheric black metal
Length 69:08
Language English, Black Speech
Label Napalm
Producer Summoning
Summoning chronology
Lost Tales
(2003)Lost Tales2003
Oath Bound
(2006)
Old Mornings Dawn
(2013)Old Mornings Dawn2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Exclaim! Positive[2]

Oath Bound is the sixth full-length album by Summoning. Not counting certain pieces from the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings, "Mirdautas Vras" is the first song ever to be written entirely in the Black Speech of Mordor.[3] The songs "Might and Glory" and "Land of the Dead" both feature a self-sung choir chorus similar to that which was used on the Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame song "Farewell". Being 21 seconds longer than Dol Guldur, this album was Summoning's longest release before the release of the version of Old Mornings Dawn containing bonus tracks. It also contains the band's longest song, Land of the Dead.

Track listing[edit]

All Songs Written By Protector & Silenius, except where noted. (2006 Summoning/Iron Avantgarde Publishing)

No. Title Length
1. "Bauglir" 02:58
2. "Across the Streaming Tide" 10:20
3. "Mirdautas Vras" ("A Good Day to Kill") (Protector, Silenius, Stefan Huber) 08:13
4. "Might and Glory" 08:26
5. "Beleriand" 09:27
6. "Northward" 08:39
7. "Menegroth" 08:12
8. "Land of the Dead" 12:50
Total length: 69:08

Notes[edit]

  • The name Oath Bound was selected because of its relationship with the Silmarillion theme the album has, which is in reference to the Oath of Fëanor.[4]
  • The album cover, as well as pages in the booklet, were made from paintings made by German-American painter Albert Bierstadt.
  • A mini-CD was supposed to be released in 2007 containing at least one song that did not have space on Oath Bound, due to Summoning not wanting the album to go over 70 minutes.[5]

Credits[edit]

  • Protector - guitars, drum sounds, vocals on 2, 4 and 8
  • Silenius - keyboards, vocals on 3, 5, 6 and 7

Production[edit]

  • Arranged & Produced By Summoning
  • Recorded & Engineered By Protector

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