Echoes of Battle is a truly epic album in scope and execution and any fan of the genre will surely find much to love, Many people may write this off as Summoning worship, but it really is much more than that. Caladan Brood have crafted a gem of an album and have a very promising future ahead kick-started by this classic debut album.
Caladan Brood are not simply trying to copy the already successful formula. Instead, these two musicians from Salt Lake City take the basic framework of Summoning’s sound and improve upon it in every way possible. Echoes of Battle shows that Caladan Brood is ready to carry the torch lit by Summoning.
also Caladan Brood do not base their lyrics off J.R.R. Tolkien’s texts, but instead opt to use Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy series. In a genre where almost every band uses Tolkien as lyrical inspiration, it is a breath of fresh air to see a band use other sources.