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Therion

Originating as a death metal band in 1987, Therion (or Megatherion as they were first called) took their name both from the Celtic Frost album To Mega Therion and the Greek word for "wild beast". Acheiving some success in their home country of Sweden, the band began to take a new direction, inspired both by Cristofer Jonnsson's desire to experiment, and various lineup changes. The change in sound was fully realised by their third album Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas, a death metal album featuring many elements of jazz, c ...read more

Originating as a death metal band in 1987, Therion (or Megatherion as they were first called) took their name both from the Celtic Frost album To Mega Therion and the Greek word for "wild beast". Acheiving some success in their home country of Sweden, the band began to take a new direction, inspired both by Cristofer Jonnsson's desire to experiment, and various lineup changes. The change in sound was fully realised by their third album Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas, a death metal album featuring many elements of jazz, classical and folk music. In the traditional death metal scene of Scandinavia at the time, this was tantamount to popular suicide. Indeed, Therion did lose a lot of casual fans, but amazingly, a core of dedicated listeners lapped up the new style, urging Cris and the rest of the band into more progressive styles of music.The next three albums saw Therion gradually move away from their death metal roots into the realm of power metal. By the release of Deggial their seventh album in 2000, the band were a full symphonic power metal act, employing accomplished classical vocalists and musicians to complement the bands own musical ability.At present, Therion is a quartet of musicians who act just as much as conductors and composers as actual players. The band has rocketed back into the mainstream on the back of the highly succesful albums Lemuria and Sirius B, and great expectations are held for their next release. « hide

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LPs
Les Fleurs du Mal
09/28/2012

3.4
33 Votes
Sitra Ahra
2010

2.9
60 Votes
Gothic Kabbalah
2007

3.7
127 Votes
Sirius B
2004

4.1
133 Votes
Lemuria
2004

4.1
147 Votes
Secret of the Runes
2001

4.1
109 Votes
Deggial
2000

3.7
83 Votes
Vovin
1998

4.2
130 Votes
Theli
1996

4.2
144 Votes
Lepaca Kliffoth
1995

3.7
56 Votes
Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas
1993

3.4
43 Votes
Beyond Sanctorum
1992

3.9
54 Votes
Of Darkness...
1991

3.3
45 Votes
EPs
Crowning of Atlantis
1999

3.4
16 Votes
Time Shall Tell
1990

3.3
2 Votes
Live Albums
The Miskolc Experience
2009

4.4
9 Votes
Live Gothic
2008

4.4
20 Votes
Live in Midgård
2002

4.2
10 Votes
Compilations
A'arab Zaraq – Lucid Dreaming
1997

3.1
17 Votes

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