User Page: PowerWyrm

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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
TherionMyspace.com - 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
TherionMyspace.com - 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
TherionMyspace.com - 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
TherionMyspace.com - 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
TherionMyspace.com - 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
TherionMyspace.com - 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
TherionMyspace.com - 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
TherionMyspace.com - 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
TherionMyspace.com - 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
TherionMyspace.com - 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>
AgallochMyspace.com - 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
AlcestMyspace.com - 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 GuardianMyspace.com - 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 MaidenMyspace.com - 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
TristaniaMyspace.com - 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
AlcestMyspace.com - Souvenirs d'un autre monde 2007
10.0
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 8 years ago
Orphaned LandMyspace.com - 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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Comment by PowerWyrm 8 years ago
MonoMyspace.com - Hymn to the Immortal Wind 2009
9.9
Instrumental Prog Post Rock
Brilliant. Beautiful. Would have been perfect with better production...
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UlverMyspace.com - The Assassination of Julius Caesar
 #1
9.6
Prog Post Electronic/Rock
AnathemaMyspace.com - The Optimist
 #2
9.2
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AyreonMyspace.com - The Source
 #3
8.9
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KreatorMyspace.com - Gods of Violence
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8.4
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7.7
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AyreonMyspace.com - The Source 2017
 2 months ago
8.9
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UlverMyspace.com - The Assassination of Julius Caesar 2017
 2 months ago
9.6
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AnathemaMyspace.com - The Optimist 2017
 2 months ago
9.2
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KreatorMyspace.com - Gods of Violence 2017
 5 months ago
8.4
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Depeche ModeMyspace.com - Spirit 2017
 5 months ago
7.7
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MetallicaMyspace.com - Hardwired… to Self‐Destruct 2016
 7 months ago
8.6
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MonoMyspace.com - Requiem For Hell 2016
 7 months ago
9.6
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TestamentMyspace.com - Brotherhood of the Snake 2016
 9 months ago
7.1
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OpethMyspace.com - Sorceress 2016
 10 months ago
8.6
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AlcestMyspace.com - Kodama 2016
 11 months ago
9.3
Atmospheric Prog Post Black Metal
Tarja - The Shadow Self 2016
 12 months ago
9.1
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Dark SunsMyspace.com - Everchild 2016
 2 years ago
9.4
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal
KatatoniaMyspace.com - The Fall of Hearts 2016
 2 years ago
9.4
Prog-Related Post Rock
KatatoniaMyspace.com - The Fall of Hearts 2016
 2 years ago
9.4
Prog-Related Post Rock
Zierler - Esc 2015
 2 years ago
7.6
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Metal ChurchMyspace.com - XI 2016
 2 years ago
6.5
Heavy Non-Prog Metal
UlverMyspace.com - ATGCLVLSSCAP 2015
 2 years ago
8.8
Prog Post Rock
MegadethMyspace.com - Dystopia 2016
 2 years ago
7.1
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
New OrderMyspace.com - Music Complete 2015
 2 years ago
9.0
Non-Prog Rock
Arcturus - Arcturian 2015
 2 years ago
8.9
Avant-Garde Prog Post Metal
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