On February 15th 2013, a duo from Utah unleashed one of the best epic black metal albums ever. Caladan Brood took what made Summoning amazing and added their own unique twist to it. Blending folk melodies with tremolo black metal riffs, a steady drum beat with bombastic sound, massive use of tambourine and clean vocals mixed with traditional black metal screams as well as utilizing a story narrative from The Malazan Book of the Fallen series of novels. Yes, it doesn’t get more epic (and nerdy) than spawning something that Summoning fans will adore, whom are already more than likely Lord of the Rings fans, and giving us more diverse music with fantasy lore behind it. My penis can only get so erect.