Summon in Thunder
Style: Modern Thrash Metal
Release date: September 17th 2007

Well... I canít exactly call myself a huge fan of HIMSA and Iím not sure that their brand new album ďSummon in Thunder" will change how I feel about their music. The promo-CD Iím listening to right now contains 11 tracks... style wise quite close to bands like; At The Gates, The Haunted and Shadows Fall. Some choose to call it Metalcore... I would call it Modern Thrash Metal instead.

ďSummon in ThunderĒ is packed with aggression and energy and they mostly Thrash like thereís no tomorrow but even after numerous listen Iím still disappointed with it. Only a few tracks have left a mark in my brain and I must admit that Johnny Pettiboneís vocals are getting on my nerves a times. A tad too monotonous for my taste.

The production done by Steve Carter, Devin Townsend and mastermind Tue Madsen is great. Crystal clear and powerful but sadly it canít save this album from being an average experience for me. Not that I totally dislike it... no, no... There are a few guitar runs that are great, and there are a few tracks that I really like, so this album does have its moments but sadly I wonít be standing first in line at the music store to buy this release.

Fans of this genre should curse me and buy this album without second thoughts, the rest of you should take a listen before you buy.

Label: Century Media Records
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 50/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: September 29th 2007
Website: www.himsa.org