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2.91 | 31 ratings | 3 reviews | 10% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing

Act I
1. Turn from Heaven
2. Where Will You Go?
3. Through Dust, Through Rain
4. Signs are Here
5. Never Again
6. Bring Her Home
7. The Solid Black Beyond
8. The Crowning of Splendour
9. Morning Has Broken
10. Garden of Peace
11. Our Destiny
12. Anthem
13. The Palace Ball
14. Jewels From Afar
15. Hail Caesar!
16. What is Wrong?
17. Nothing But My Name

Act II
1. The Arrival of Apollonius
2. Pledging Loyalty
3. Night Reborn
4. Dagger of God
5. Temple of New Jerusalem
6. The Lion's Roar
7. Bringing the Gospel
8. Laudate Dominum
9. Remaining Silent
10. Behold Antichrist
11. Cursed By the Fallen
12. Resurrection
13. To Where I Weep
14. Astral Sophia
15. Thy Will Be Done!

1. Shoot them Down!
2. Beneath the Starry Skies
3. Forgive Me
4. The Wasteland of My Heart
5. Burning the Palace
6. Prelude to War
7. Day of Wrath
8. Rise to War
9. Time Has Come/Final Battle
10. My Voyage Carries On
11. Striking Darkness
12. Seeds of Time
13. To Shine Forever
14. Theme of Antichrist

Line-up / Musicians

- Christofer Johnsson / guitars
- Thomas Vikström / vocals, flute
- Christian Vidal / guitars
- Nalle Påhlsson / bass
- Johan Koleberg / drums
- Lori Lewis / vocals
- Chiara Malvestiti / vocals

With: 29 vocalists

Releases information

Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: 3CD, Digital, Vinyl (6 Clear LP's Box)
February 9, 2018
3 hours Rock Opera inspired by Vladímir Soloviov "A Short Tale of the Antichrist"
Artwork: Thomas Ewerhart

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THERION Beloved Antichrist ratings distribution

(31 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(26%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
Collectors/fans only (23%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

THERION Beloved Antichrist reviews

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Review by kev rowland
3 stars There have been many attempts to blend rock with operatic styles over the years, with 'Tommy' being widely regarded as one of the most successful, but in truth that was much more of a rock musical than a real opera. Here Therion, or more accurately Christofer Johnsson, have created a three disc, three act opera, lasting somewhat over three hours. With some thirty singers, there are times when the music is opera, with or without some metallic influences, while at others it is more like symphonic metal. Overall, one has to say that it is an incredible achievement, totally subsuming metal into an operatic setting, and I am sure that they are incredibly proud of their achievements. It has worked so well that this is going to be performed in its entirety at various opera houses around Europe. There's only one problem for me, I don't like opera.

I can appreciate how clever this is, and if any band can claim to have moved more musically than Opeth it has to be Therion, but I just don't like it. True, it has been well recorded, the production and sound are great, and the layers are rich and complex, but while there are a few songs such as 'Never Again' which I enjoyed, they are very different to the album as a whole. I kept checking to see if the album was nearly finished, not initially realising that there are 46 songs here!

There are going to be many who acclaim this as an incredible work, and in many ways I agree with that statement, but just because it is incredible doesn't mean I'm going to enjoy it. When the album finished I had to wash out my ears with some Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Napalm Death just to feel cleansed and ready to face the next one. Yes, this is a true metal opera, or even an opera with metallic tendencies, but it just isn't for me and I wonder how many of their fans will feel the same?

Latest members reviews

2 stars Yes Vladimir Soloviov was a very good philosopher. But this circumstance cannot compensate the flaws of the new album by Therion. Three hours of nothing. And the worst is that it's after six years of silence. Formulaic, primitive and laborious melodic themes, template arrangements, uniform perfo ... (read more)

Report this review (#1951808) | Posted by proghaven | Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Review # 81. This is one of the most difficult reviews I even had to write for many reasons. But I will try to do my best and be as objective as possible. A few weeks ago, the Swedish Symphonic Metal band Therion released its 16th studio album, which is a VERY ambitious (not to say pompous) ... (read more)

Report this review (#1889665) | Posted by The Jester | Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | Review Permanlink

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