User Page: PowerWyrm

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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - Lemuria 2005
8.9
Symphonic Prog Metal
The most diverse album since Symphony Masses! Orchestral metal with some extreme metal, and many influences (german, spanish, greek, nordic, roman...)
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - Secret Of The Runes 2001
7.2
Symphonic Prog-Related Metal
This album is very strange... a concept album based on nordic traditions done in a Richard Wagner style. But why put those ugly covers at the end?
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - Deggial 2000
9.9
Symphonic Prog Metal
Operatic metal mixed with 80s NWOBHM and power metal. A real dark symphonic rock opera...
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - The Crowning Of Atlantis 1999
9.4
Symphonic Prog-Related Metal
Another album consisting of leftovers from previous albums, re-recorded versions, covers and live songs.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - Vovin 1998
9.9
Symphonic Prog Metal
Probably the most accessible Therion album with the orchestral parts pushed in front.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - A'arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming 1997
9.1
Symphonic Prog Metal
Three albums in one. A metal album with unreleased songs and covers, a Therion album with operatic metal, and a classical album with opera singers and orchestra.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - Theli 1996
9.0
Symphonic Prog Metal
Classic heavy metal with opera singing, "Theli" is probably the album that started the symphonic metal genre. "The Siren Of The Woods" is one in my top 10 favorites songs of all time.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - Lepaca Kliffoth 1995
6.0
Symphonic Prog Metal
The first Therion album with no death metal vocals. Instead, we have hardcore vocals with opera singers on some songs. The music is much more melodic, with more keyboards and even orchestra samples.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas 1993
6.5
Experimental Prog Death Metal
Death metal mixed with classic heavy metal, speed/trash metal, hardcore, classic and folkish
influences. Probably the most experimental Therion album.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - Beyond Sanctorum 1991
3.0
Non-Prog Death Metal
Bribes of keyboards, clean vocals and folkish music diluted in lots and lots of brutal death
metal. Another album to skip if you're not fan of this type of music...
Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionListen - Of Darkness... 1991
1.0
Non-Prog Death Metal
A compilation from the very early years... brutal death metal from beginning to end, and only fans of that type of music will appreciate.
Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
Dimmu Borgir - Abrahadabra 2010
8.5
Orchestral Prog-Related Black Metal
Therion meets Emperor... The result is strange, but really enjoyable.
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Review by PowerWyrm 8 years ago <Permalink>
AgallochListen - Marrow of the Spirit 2010
6.0
Prog Extreme Metal
I sense that a lot of people will love this album and a lot will hate it. So is it a good or a bad album? Probably neither...

If you like extreme metal, you will love this album. The clean vocals are gone, replaced by shrieks, gurgles and (sometimes) whispers. A new drummer has been added to the band, giving a much heavier sound. The black metal elements are back in force, acoustic guitars are almost gone, as well as the melodic parts.

The big problem here is the overall sound. Most of the songs here sound like unfinished versions of actual songs, and worse than that, unfinished versions of old songs. It's really like listening to their first demo...

There are still good moments, but they are diluted in the background noise, distorted guitars, harsh vocals, blastbeats...
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
AlcestListen - Écailles de lune 2010
9.7
Atmospheric Prog Post Black Metal
Quite different from the previous album, this release includes more black metal parts (even shrieks on two tracks) and more atmospheric content (including one of the most beautiful ballad i've ever heard).
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
Blind GuardianListen - At the Edge of Time 2010
8.4
Orchestral Prog-Related Power Metal
A mix of heavily orchestrated metal songs and basic power metal fast songs. Classic Blind Guardian.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
Iron MaidenListen - The Final Frontier 2010
8.3
Heavy Prog-Related Metal
An enjoyable album, in the vein of the previous ones. Not the best Iron Maiden album, but still a strong release.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TristaniaListen - Rubicon 2010
8.4
Non-Prog Power Metal
New lineup, new sound. A turn similar to what Nightwish did on their last album: heavier, less operatic.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
AlcestListen - Souvenirs d'un autre monde 2007
9.9
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal
Black metal guitars/blastbeats mixed with Sigur Ros type of post rock. A musical gem.
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Review by PowerWyrm 8 years ago <Permalink>
Ion - Immaculada 2010
10.0
Minimalistic Prog Post Rock
This is clearly the best album of 2010 for me. A lot of
classical instruments, angelic vocals, spoken parts, folkish
tunes... My rating: eleven out of ten!
Comment by PowerWyrm 9 years ago
Orphaned LandListen - The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR 2010
9.6
Middle-Eastern Prog Extreme Metal
A wonderful album. More melodic than "Mabool", with a lot of folkish middle-eastern interludes. Even the heavy/extreme parts are well blended with the rest of the album.
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Favorite LPs of 2018
Leaves' Eyes - Sign of the Dragonhead
 #1
9.0
Nordic Orchestral Non-Prog Extreme Metal
Joe Satriani - What Happens Next
 #2
8.9
Instrumental Non-Prog Metal
Orphaned LandListen - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
 #3
8.7
Middle-Eastern Prog Extreme Metal
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Joe Satriani - What Happens Next 2018
 12 hours ago
8.9
Instrumental Non-Prog Metal
Leaves' Eyes - Sign of the Dragonhead 2018
 21 days ago
9.0
Nordic Orchestral Non-Prog Extreme Metal
Orphaned LandListen - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs 2018
 2 months ago
8.7
Middle-Eastern Prog Extreme Metal
Pillorian - Obsidian Arc 2017
 4 months ago
9.1
Prog Post Extreme Metal
AnnihilatorListen - For the Demented 2017
 6 months ago
7.2
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Alice CooperListen - Paranormal 2017
 6 months ago
7.0
Non-Prog Hard Rock
Paradise Lost - Medusa 2017
 6 months ago
8.2
Non-Prog Doom Metal
AdagioListen - Life 2017
 6 months ago
9.8
Neo Classical Prog Metal
AyreonListen - The Source 2017
 9 months ago
8.9
Prog Metal
UlverListen - The Assassination of Julius Caesar 2017
 9 months ago
9.6
Prog Post Electronic/Rock
AnathemaListen - The Optimist 2017
 9 months ago
9.2
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock/Metal
KreatorListen - Gods of Violence 2017
 12 months ago
8.4
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Depeche ModeListen - Spirit 2017
 12 months ago
7.7
Non-Prog Rock/Pop
MetallicaListen - Hardwired… to Self‐Destruct 2016
 2 years ago
8.6
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
MonoListen - Requiem For Hell 2016
 2 years ago
9.6
Prog Post Rock
TestamentListen - Brotherhood of the Snake 2016
 2 years ago
7.1
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
OpethListen - Sorceress 2016
 2 years ago
8.6
Prog Rock/Metal
AlcestListen - Kodama 2016
 2 years ago
9.3
Atmospheric Prog Post Black Metal
Tarja - The Shadow Self 2016
 2 years ago
9.1
Orchestral Non-Prog Metal
Dark SunsListen - Everchild 2016
 2 years ago
9.4
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal
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