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Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1: Live in Mexico City 2004
1. Blood of Kingu
2. Uthark Runa
3. Seven Secrets
4. Asgard
5. Son of the Sun
6. Invocation of Naamah
7. Typhon
8. Draconian Trilogy
9. Flesh of the Gods
10. Schwarzalbenheim
11. Ginnungagap
12. In Remembrance
13. Wild Hunt
14. The Invincible
15. Melez
16. Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah
17. The Khlysti Evangelist
18. Siren of the Woods
19. Quetzalcoatl
20. Wine of Aluqah
21. Cults of the Shadow
22. To Mega Therion
23. Iron Fist

Disc 2: Tour Report 2004-2005

30 Songs recorded in 16 countries in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Contains a soundcheck, backstage footage, a day in Bolivia and in improvised Soprano A' Capella

Disc 3:
Live at the Wacken 2001
1. Seven Secrets of the Sphinx
2. The Invocation of Naamah
3. Cults of the Shadow
4. Birth of Venus Illegitima
5. In the Desert of Set
6. Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah
7. Wine of Aluqah
8. To Mega Therion

Video Clip Section
1. Pandemonic outbreak
2. A Black Rose
3. The Beauty in Black
4. To Mega Therion
5. In the Desert of the Set
6. Birth of Venus Illegitima
7. Summernight City

Disc 4:
Historical Disc
1. Paroxysmal Holocaust
2. Asphyxiate with Fear
3. Dark Eternity
4. The Return
5. Pandemonic Outbreak
6. Enter The Dephts Of Eternal Darkness
7. Dawn Of Perishness
8. Baal Reginon
9. Wings Of The Hydra
10. Melez
11. Symphony Of The Dead
12. A Black Rose
13. Dark Princess Naamah
14. Let The New Day Begin
15. Dawn Of Perishness
16. Black
17. Cults Of The Shadow
18. To Mega Therion
19. Under Jolly Roger
20. Black Sun
21. Rise Of Sodom And Gomorrah
22. Enter Vril-Ya
23. Behind The Scenes
24. Riders Of Theli
25. The Niemann Brothers Jam
26. To Mega Therion
27. Wings Of The Hydra
28. Behind The Scenes
29. Seawinds
30. Secret Of Ther Unes
31. Summernight City
32. The Beauty In Black
33. Behind The Scenes

Disc 5+6:
Audio cd of the show in Mexico City 2004

Line-up / Musicians

- Christofer Johnson / guitar & vocals
- Kristian Niemann / guitar
- John Niemann / bass
- Petter Karlsson / drums

Live Lineup during the Lemuia/Sirius B tour 2004-2005

- Mats Leven / vocals
- Karin Fjellander / solo Soprano
- Johanna Marlov / choir vocalist
- Suvi Virtanen / choir vocalist
- Risto Hamalainen / choir vocalist
- Jari-Petri Heino / choir vocalist

Previous Members that are on this dvd

- Piotr Wawrzeniuk / drums & vocals
- Oskar Forss / drums
- Sami Karppinen / drums
- Lars Rosenberg / bass
- Fredrik Isaksson / bass
- Anderas Wahl / bass
- Erik Gustafsson / bass
- Magnus Barthelsson / guitar
- Peter Hansson / guitar

Releases information

Includes 4 dvds and 2 live cds

Thanks to King Of Loss for the addition
and to NotAProghead for the last updates
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Review by King of Loss
4 stars This is Therion's perhaps most essential release other than their brilliant 2004 releases of Lemuria/Sirius B. This live dvd consists of over 4 dvds and the live audio cds of the main live performance which was shot in Mexico City in 2004. The other dvds consists of other performances which some are not professionally shot, but just are an extra to this extreme number of cds for a bargain. (I bought it for 22 bucks, so I guess 600 minutes of dvd time and 122 minutes of audio is not that bad I guess)

The first disc is perhaps the best disc on this set. It features the Mexico City 2004 live concert of course featuring a fine selection of 22 Therion songs and the Motorhead cover Iron Fist (Which apparently they really dig a lot and play a lot throughout this disc). The live version of Blood of Kingu is great, it brings out the metalhead in me and the live rendition of Son of the Sun is great too, with its catchy phrase written of course by the amazing "jazz guitarist" of Kristian Niemann. Christofer even mentions in the liner notes that I will talk about later of course about this. What interests me the most is how Therion manages to change songs throughout the set alternating between songs of different intensities, songs like The Khlysti Evangelist and the beautiful ballad, SIren of the Woods. What I really like about this dvd are the choir singers and solo soprano singers, great performances by them and also Mats Leven, which is apparently a new "member" of Therion does a good job on vocals. Overall this dvd as I said earlier is the cream of this dvd/cd set and this is probably one of the better Metal dvds that I have bought in the recent years, probably slightly better than Evergrey dvd that I had reviewed earlier.

The second disc is pretty much a tour report of their long grueling tour in support of Lemuria/Sirius B, but unlike typical reports, they put songs up for some of the concerts and contains an in the dark improvised Soprano A' Capella which apparently was caused by power being shut down in Turkey. Anyways, there is pretty much nothing else to talk about the second disc than the day in La Paz, Therion's rendition of the national anthem of Russia and the songs that they played with Trail of Tears and Tristania.

The third disc consists of a live concert at Wacken with pretty much the same songs as on the first disc, but not as brilliantly shot or recorded as the first disc. Contains a good rendition of To mega Therion, perhaps one of the more classic Therion songs that I really like. This live concert is good, but perhaps more editing would have done the trick. The second part features video clips of certain songs, which is really cool since you get this videos all on one disc. The bonus feature on this disc is the amazing "Golden Embrace" art video, very interesting also is the studio reports from the Lemuria/Sirius B recordings.

The fourth disc is a good disc composing of Therion history, from the beginnings (Brutal Death metal) to the Symphonic "Gothic" Metal that we know Therion as today. The bad thing about it is the video quality, but a good view of their history shows a musical transition that I find very interesting. Not many times will you see a band turn from A Death metal band into a Experimental, unique band that Therion is today. When you buy the dvd/cd set, read the liner notes that our favorite Therion musician (well, he is mine at least considering he wrote everything) have about this disc. They are really interesting and tell you a lot about the band. Reading the liner notes overall give you an indepth, but brief history of the band.

The audio cds of course are amazing as the first disc.

So overall:

Disc 1: 95% Disc 2: 85% Disc 3: 90% Disc 4: 75% Discs 5-6: 95%

But overall the dvd gets 4.5 stars or 92%. I find this dvd set very interesting and well worth the price, but also pick up Lemuria/Sirius B if you have time, that double disc or single disc wherever you can find it is perhaps one of the best Metal albums I've heard in a while. Highly recommended for all fans of "Proggish" music or just generally experimental metal.

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