Front-woman Yoshiko Ohara lifts Bloody Panda to a chilling new plateau with her death-defying wails, a cross between the lamenting and the operatic. Her rapturous vocal delivery is underpinned by the monolithic, dirge-like rhythm section that gives this beast its foundation. Ohara, an accomplished visual artist, is also responsible for the artwork that graces the cover. Summon comes as a dual-disc set that includes a DVD with an abstract visual interpretation of the 20-plus minute track "Miserere." Filmed in Brooklyn, New York, and Jaliluhur Dam, Indonesia, this dark and mysterious visual companion features renowned Butoh dancer Yuko Kaseki.