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Therion - Theli [2014 Reissue] [Bonus DVD]
Theli is a groundbreaking album, and is deservedly getting a deluxe edition
release. Therion were a death metal band with limited success for their
first two albums, but their fifth album (their third with Nuclear
Blast) Theli saw a radically different style. As the third album in the
band’s three album deal, Christofer Johnsson seeing that the deal was
unlikely to be renewed decided to make an experimental album with the
use of Choirs, operatic vocals, an orchestra and heavy metal. The album
proved to be their most successful yet, and in a month had sold more
than twice as many copies as they’d managed to sell in total with their
previous album. The album wasn’t just commercially successful – it’s
also proved massively influential as it’s hard to imagine that we’d have
the symphonic metal genre as we know it today had it not been for
Therion and this album.
So we’ve got a massively influential album being re-released. The
question is what do we get for our money? Well we get the album itself –
ten tracks of symphonic metal. Then we get three bonus tracks – ‘In
Rememberance’, ‘Black Fairy’ and the Scorpions cover ‘Fly To The
Rainbow’, as well as a bonus DVD with the entire album performed live.
That’s a good amount of content and certainly makes this an attractive
purchase even for fans who already own the original album.
For a pioneering album it certainly doesn’t show it’s age and listening
to it you really can hear how many elements of it have been used by
other bands since. The use of choirs to give that majestic vocal sound,
the use of orchestral instruments to give a really rich sound, the
operatic vocals, the mix of male and female vocals – staple elements
you’ll find most of in almost any symphonic metal album being released
today. I’d forgotten just how good this album was until I came to
listen to it for this re-issue, it really is a fantastic album.
I can’t comment on the DVD that comes with the release – for review
purposes we only have the tracks from the CD, but I’m certainly looking
forward to seeing the DVD when it’s released.
A great release and one that I’ll certainly be buying. Highly recommended for all fans of symphonic metal.
Video Codec: MPEG2, PAL 16:9 (720x576), 6,694 Kbps, 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: AC3, English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch),448Kbps, 48.0 KHz, 2/0ch
02. To Mega Therion
03. Cults Of The Shadow
04. In The Desert Of Set
06. Nightside Of Eden
07. Opus Eclipse
08. Invocation Of Naamah
09. The Siren Of The Woods
10. Grand Finale / Postludium
Total Running Time: 54:11
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