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THE EARLY CHAPTERS OF REVELATION

Therion

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2000

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This set contains the first three Therion albums, remastered with bonus tracks
and common artwork.

CD 1. Of Darkness... 39:29
1. The Return (5:15)
2. Asphyxiate With Fear (4:00)
3. Morbid Reality (6:05)
4. Megalomaniac (4:10)
5. A Suburb to Hell (4:47)
6. Genocidal Raids (5:15)
7. Time Shall Tell (5:07)
8. Dark Eternity (4:45)

Bonus tracks:
9. A suburb to hell (demo version)(5:19)
10. Asphyxiate with fear (demo version)(4:41)
11. Time shall tell (unreleased version)(4:06)
12. Dark eternity (unreleased version)(4:19)

Total Time: 57:49

CD 2. Beyond Sanctorum 49:59
1. Future Consciousness (4:57)
2. Pandemonic Outbreak (4:20)
3. Cthulhu (6:08)
4. Symphony of the Dead (6:48)
5. Beyond Sanctorum (2:34)
6. Enter the Depths of Eternal Darkness (4:45)
7. Illusions of Life (3:20)
8. The Way (11:05)
9. Paths (2:01)
10. Tyrants of the Damned (3:46)

Bonus tracks
11. Cthulhu [demo version] (6:10)
12. Future Consciousness [demo version] (5:07)
13. Symphony of the Dead [demo version] (6:13)
14. Beyond Sanctorum [demo version] (2:29)

Total Time: 69:43

CD 3. Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon, Ho Megas 37:49
1. Baal Reginon (2:13)
2. Dark Princess Naamah (4:20)
3. A Black Rose (Covered with Tears, Blood and Ice) (4:02)
4. Symphoni Drakonis Inferni (2:35)
5. Dawn of Perishness (5:53)
6. The Eye of Eclipse (5:02)
7. The Ritualdance of the Yezidis (2:11)
8. Powerdance (3:08)
9. Procreation of Eternity (4:07)
10. Ho Drakon Ho Megas (Act 1: The Dragon Throne) (1:26)
11. Ho Drakon Ho Megas (Act 2: Fire and Ecstasy) (2:52)

Total Time: 37:49

Total Time 02:07:17

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Line-up / Musicians

Of darkness-
- Peter Hansson / lead & rhythm guitar
- Christofer Johnsson / vocals, rhythm guitar
- Oskar Forss / drums
- Erik Gustafson / bass

Beyond Sanctorum
- Oskar Forss / drums
- Peter Hansson / guitar, keyboards, bass
- Christofer Johnsson / lead guitar, bass, vocals

with
- Magnus Eklov / lead guitar (4,5)
- Anna Granqvist / vocals (4,9)
- Fredriq Lundberg / vocals (4,9)

Symphonic masses
- Magnus Barthelson / guitar
- Christofer Johnsson / lead guitar, vocals, keyboards
- Andreas Wallan Wahl / bass
- Piotr Wawrzeniuk / drums

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Review by Easy Livin
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2 stars Warning - Danger of death

This three disc set gathers together Therion's first three albums, namely "Of darkness" (1991), "Beyond sanctorum" (1991) and "Symphony Masses - Ho Drakon Ho Megas" (1993). The bonus tracks included on subsequent reissues of those albums are also here.

Those who have discovered Therion through later albums such as "Theli", "Vovin", "Sirius B" etc. should approach this set with extreme caution. This is not the band who recorded those classic albums of operatic and symphonic metal. These albums are by a death metal band who revel in growling and heavy riffs. The band leader, Christofer Johnsson may be the same, but the rest of the line up is completely different.

The style of death metal is not quite as abrasive as others of that ilk, indeed at times the music borders on the melodic and there is the briefest of hints at the band's future direction. Such diversions are fleeting though, this set must be seen for what it is and indeed what it is not.

Those with an interest in the development of Therion will find this box set a useful way to explore their early years. I can only emphasise once again though, if you do not already know what to expect and come to this collection in search of more of Therion's unique sounds, you will not find what you seek here. Be warned also that the original packaging of the albums is replaced by matching artwork for the contents.

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