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THELI

Therion

 

Progressive Metal

4.09 | 135 ratings

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bonsiachamp
5 stars This album is where I first made my entry into metal *belch*, and it may be unwise to say this to a community of self-indulgent fish friers but this album seemed to me then as if it was sent from some angel claw, who in turn received it from a muddy space blob, in turn who received it from...who knows? How far back can you go? This is beyond thought, if there was such a thing termed as "cool ethereal", this would be it. As young as I was, I had never commuted with such unheard of sounds, and I thought it then more likely to comprehend the birth of these sounds from something other than the flesh, something other than the law of instrumentation.

I see in the above reviews, the songs have been covered, but I'd like to add in saying that this album as whole can't really be desrcibed on numbered song terms, as everything musically adds and compliments each other to such a point of extent that it's hard to make way of the the quality of the songs. This to me is their most brilliant of works, you'll find richness in their later albums too as far as quality goes (where they take a more choirish symphonical route), but this album contains just so much more. The lyrics are interesting, as normally i'd hate unclear ethereal prose (as is in style to do), but on this occasion it would be blasphemous to act on such economic style movements as the lyrics here- not only contributes, but also takes shape. You'll need the lyrics as the choirs can often sound unclear (as is with most quires). The lyrics of "The Siren of The Woods" is not published, and can only be found in rare collector's fan clubs, and I want to take this time to contradict my earlier self in saying that this has proved to be without a doubt one of the the most important, most pleasing and most fascinating songs that I have ever come across.

Before you go out to purchase it, I'd like to say the following requirements that you'll be needing in the liberation of this album (and if you don't meet them, go out and pruchase it anyway): 1. You have to be openminded (as most prog fans are), but here you'll need to adapt to "growls" which shows itself on a minimal basis, they aren't harsh. If you dsilike growl, who cares? This adds to the agressiveness, the impurity (followed by some negative words) which is needed in SOME of the parts to make this the special album that it ought to be. 2. To a certain sense this is almost avantgarde in its uniquenes of sound, so if you're not in the perfect rested state that every human being was meant to be, you'll have to give it a few listens to find the setting. 3. You have to appreciate beauty when it's in your face, forget about your fad moral ground basis for beauty and make love to this album!!!!!!!

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