Therion

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Country Sweden
Added By Mike
14 years ago
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1991-2018 Metal
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8.2 x15
Symphonic Prog Death Metal/Rock
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7 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, two users rate it lower. five users think it is prog, one user thinks it is merely related to prog and two users think that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 211 studio tracks by Therion.
Track durations range from 38s to 13m 37s, averaging at 4m 35s with a standard deviation of 1m 50s.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 6 days ago
Therion - Beloved Antichrist 2018
8.4
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
Very ambitious project to make a 3-hour rock opera. Definitely too long...
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Comment by PowerWyrm 9 years ago
Therion - Sitra Ahra 2010
9.7
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
Clearly a step back from the previous album. More like a mix of the double Lemuria/Sirius B albums with some extreme parts but less metal parts... the orchestration is pushed in front again.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 9 years ago
Therion - 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 9 years ago
Therion - 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 9 years ago
Therion - 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 9 years ago
Therion - 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 9 years ago
Therion - 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 9 years ago
Therion - 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 9 years ago
Therion - 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 9 years ago
Therion - 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 9 years ago
Therion - 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 9 years ago
Therion - 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 9 years ago
Therion - 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.
Review by Gamemako 11 years ago <Permalink>
Therion - Of Darkness... 1991
1.0
Non-Prog Death Metal
This is the meterstick by which all terrible albums will be measured. At this time in their history, Therion were just an average death metal outfit complete with a name that is merely tribute to a black metal album. The compositions on Of Darkness... are bland and uninspired, and the production is painfully bad for we audiophiles (the bass can hardly be heard, which doesn't really matter since it's not worth hearing). I would recommend listening to this one after your favorite band releases a bad album: you can always take solace that "at least it's not Of Darkness..."
Comment by PowerWyrm
Therion - Sirius B 2005
10.0
Symphonic Prog Metal
For me the best Therion album. The classical and metal parts are perfectly balanced, both classical and traditional metal singers do a great job, the production is awesome...
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Review by PowerWyrm 12 years ago <Permalink>
Therion - Gothic Kabbalah 2007
8.4
Symphonic Prog-Related Power Metal
After the first listen, I found this album quite disappointing compared to "Sirius B". But after more listens I started to enjoy it... it's not a bad album, it's simply different from the previous releases.

In fact the main contributor to the orchestral feeling of previous Therion albums (Christofer Johnsson) did participate less in the songwriting. With the addition of more traditional vocalists (power metal singer Mats Leven, ex-King Diamond/Mercyful Fate drummer Snowy Shaw and two new female vocalists), the result sounds more "metal" and less symphonic. Orchestrations and classical singers are still used, just less...
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Comment by Mike 12 years ago
Therion - Gothic Kabbalah 2007
8.8
Orchestral Prog Metal
Great production, strong vocals and most importantly: Good songs! It reminds me of Ayreon, but it's a bit more heavy and there are less keyboard parts. Definitely recommended!
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Review by Mike 13 years ago <Permalink>
Therion - Sirius B 2005
7.4
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
This is a quite decent album, but somehow the songwriting leaves me cold. It's also quite ordinarily structured, with songs mainly consisting of verse/chorus sections with alternating moods (usually power metal/male metal shouting vocals vs. symphonic power metal/female and male operatic vocals both in choir arrangements and solo). Harmonically it's quite tame, using chord progressions well known from other symphonic metal bands like Rhapsody and Nightwish, and of course also Therion's previous albums. Instrumentation is quite reduced compared to other symphonic metal albums - they're essentially just using drums, bass, guitars and vocal arrangements, keyboards and orchestra instruments are rarely used except for intros, outros and short interludes.

I'd definitely recommend their 2007 album Gothic Kabbalah instead of this one, but if you're a fan especially of Therion's early albums you'll also enjoy this one as well.
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Review by Soul Dreamer 13 years ago <Permalink>
Therion - Vovin 1998
8.5
Prog-Related Rock
The development of Therion is clear,  Vovin is well-placed
between Theli and Deggial: It is one step more away from
metal and one step further to being completely opera/classical
oriented. Technically it's a bit better than Theli, allthough I
regret the exclusion of the more uptempo parts of Theli. The
high female voices are especially beautiful on this album and
resemble "Siren of the Woods" of Theli
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Review by Soul Dreamer 13 years ago <Permalink>
Therion - Deggial 2000
8.4
Prog-Related Rock
Here Therion leave the path of "doom metal" completely. This
album is totally opera/classical oriented. The vocals are
totally classical, except one song (Flesh of the Gods). Some
tracks are 100% classical, with (almost) no rock influence. I
cannot classify this album as any form of "metal", the closest
I can get is "Gothic Rock" but it should be "Opera Rock". 
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Theli 1996
 #1

8.3 x6
Orchestral Prog-Related Power Metal
Vovin 1998
 #2

8.4 x4
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal/Rock
Sirius B 2005
 #3

8.8 x4
Orchestral Prog Metal
Deggial 2000
 #4

8.6 x4
Orchestral Prog Metal/Rock
Lemuria 2005
 #5

8.2 x5
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
Gothic Kabbalah 2007
 #6

8.7 x4
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
Sitra Ahra 2010
 #7

9.6 x2
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
Secret Of The Runes 2001
 #8

8.1 x2
Symphonic Prog-Related Metal
The Crowning Of Atlantis 1999
 #9

9.4 x1
Symphonic Prog-Related Metal
A'arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming 1997
 #10

9.1 x1
Symphonic Prog Metal
Beloved Antichrist 2018
 #11

8.4 x1
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas 1993
 #12

6.5 x1
Experimental Prog Death Metal
Lepaca Kliffoth 1995
 #13

6.0 x1
Symphonic Prog Metal
Beyond Sanctorum 1991
 #14

3.0 x1
Non-Prog Death Metal
Of Darkness... 1991
 #15

1.0 x2
Non-Prog Death Metal
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8.4
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
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9.7
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
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8.8
Orchestral Prog Metal
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8.8
Orchestral Prog Metal
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 12 years ago
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8.8
Orchestral Prog Metal
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8.8
Orchestral Prog Metal
Theli 1996
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4.0
Orchestral Prog Power Metal
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8.8
Orchestral Prog Metal
Theli 1996
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7.8
Symphonic Non-Prog Metal
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 12 years ago
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7.3
Orchestral Prog Metal
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8.8
Orchestral Prog Metal
Gothic Kabbalah 2007
 12 years ago
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8.8
Orchestral Prog Metal
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 12 years ago
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8.8
Orchestral Prog Metal