Summoning is a stronghold in Tolkien-blackmetal. You could say they _are_ Tolkien blackmetal. The entire sound and aesthetic of the band could be, in any other instance, summed up as immensly cheesy and low quality. But Summoning is different. Yes, if you see their artwork, shirts, logo's and everything you'd probably not think much of it. When you hear a track for the first time you probably think they're joking. What is this? Some cheesy keyboard crap?
No. This is serious. And this is immense. Summoning take this aesthetic and they run with it. They take the lo-fi and they take the cheese and like absolute masters they create art from it that is withstanding throughout the ages. Everything you hear and see is a deliberate choice and if you allow it to speak to you for even a little, you will feel the urge to follow them into the woods.
Woods in where you will encounter dark magic, foul times and glory in death. They get all the elements just right in such a way that when you close your eyes you see. You see the forgotten kings in fallen kingdoms, you can smell the death on the horizon, you can feel the otherworldly presence in the forests.
There is absolutely no band like Summoning. And there will never be. Period.