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Therion

 

Progressive Metal

4.10 | 134 ratings

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zaxx
5 stars On this album, Therion developped further the concept of symphonic metal. This time, a real orchestra is used as well as a larger choir, and not only samples. The album is much less heavy and much more symphonic, and in a sense much more accessible to a larger audience. Some fans will regret the old times, not me.

Not much to say about the songs themselves - top quality symphonic metal. "Wine Of Aluqah" differs a bit from the rest of the songs, as it is much heavier - same applies to "The Wild Hunt", with Ralf Scheepers on vocals, which sounds a lot like a Helloween song. "Clavicula Nox" is a long epic song featuring female vocals - this song was re- recorded on the next album with male vocals and clearly the re-recorded version sounds a lot better. "Draconian trilogy" is the centerpiece of the album - forget the metal parts on the song and just listen to the symphonic parts. "Raven Of Dispersion" closes the album with a very dark atmosphere.

Rating: 96/100

zaxx | 5/5 |

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