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VOVIN

Therion

 

Progressive Metal

4.11 | 123 ratings

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robin_temmink
5 stars Starting reviewing this album of Therion i've to say that this is prog in the vein of the real fusion between rock/metal and classic/opera music. This is not prog with complex structures or rhythm's. I bought this album in summer 1999 and i've always loved this one because "Vovin" is an album were I won't find weak points speaking for my self. When the album kicks off with "The Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah" you know what you're into. Simple '80 rock/metal-riffs combined with violins and classical vocals. The next song "Birth of Venus Illegitima" is my personal favorite,because of the very dark atmosphere. (in fact, that atmosphere is in the entire album). "Wine of Aluqa" is a heavier song, followed by "Clavicula Nox" which is more reposing and this is the longest track. With "The Wild Hunt" there are no brakes, the heaviest song on the album,were vocalist Ralf Scheepers of German speed/power metalband Primal Fear takes his part. "Eye of Shiva" is more relaxing. "The Black Sun" starts with a nice piano-intro and then takes a heavier direction. In "Draconian Trilogy" all the parts that make this album great, fit together. Ending with "Raven of Dispersion" which has a more dreamy atmosphere. Christofer Johnsson has here been very creative again (as he was with the previous album "Theli"). If you don't like (too much) classical influences or even classical vocals, this is not your album, but if you open your mind and discover the creativity of Cristofer you have a masterpiece of prog music in your collection. Robin, Holland.
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