The Summoned are a band from Lowell, Massachusetts that plays a very technical and experimental mixture of death metal and deathcore and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Sessions" which will be released in June.
A very heavy sound along with atmospheric elements start off the album before speeding up and adding in blast beats along with the vocals being a mixture of death metal growls and high pitched screams and the mid tempo sections of t he songs are heavily influenced by deathcore along with the solos and leads being very technical.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with jazz and prog elements being utilized at times while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear a great amount of melody in both the leads and riffs and as the album progresses melodic singing can be heard briefly as well as the music getting more experimental and there is also a small amount of synths and acoustic guitars and the last track is very long and epic in length.
The Summoned plays a musical style that takes technical death metal, deathcore, experimental, pro and avant garde music and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover concept, space and dreams themes.
In my opinion The Summoned are a very great sounding technical mixture of death metal and deathcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Pendulum Swing" "The Grave Mistake" "Primogenial Birth" and "Satori". 8 out of 10.