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Three years after the monumental "Gothic Kabbalah" album, THERION are back with their new slab of symphonic metal: "Sitra Ahra" – 11 songs full of musical mastership and brilliant songwriting! THERION are once again challenging the listener in a very positive way: "Sitra Ahra" is a trip through mysticism, metal and maturity. A trip that you will never ... Read more in Amazon's Therion Store

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  • Audio CD (24 May 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • ASIN: B00023PB04
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162,740 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Typhon
2. Uthark Runa
3. Three Ships Of Berik, Pt. 1: Calling To Arms And Fighting The Battle
4. Three Ships of Berik, Pt. 2: Victory!
5. Lemuria
6. Quetzalcoatl
7. The Dreams Of Swedenborg
8. An Arrow From The Sun
9. Abraxas
10. Feuer Overtüre/Prometheus Entfesselt
Disc: 2
1. The Blood Of Kingu
2. Son Of The Sun
3. The Khlysti Evangelist
4. Dark Venus Persephone
5. Kali Yuga, Pt. 1
6. Kali Yuga, Pt. 2
7. The Wondrous World Of Punt
8. Melek Taus
9. Call Of Dagon
10. Sirius B
See all 11 tracks on this disc

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "jon_the_one_and_only" on 21 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I must admit I'm new to symphonic opera metal, having been hooked by Nightwish's Nemo late last year, and this is my first foray into the work of Therion.
And i've got to say it's brilliant- An epic, worthy of putting to the soundtrack of some Lord of the Rings-esque film, two discs, soaring orchestration flowing with ease into progressive metal riffs - the inclusion of something like 170 musicians on the team besides the band make the sheer scale of the album something else.
the ideas of the album also appeal to me, the gothic and mythic themes seem a favorite of Therion. Especially the remembrance of the heroic Berik on the two part "Three Ships Of Berik" which talks of pagans crusading on christian tyrants in Rome. The band use their own vocalist very little: pretty much all the tracks feature guest vocalists, which are mostly operatic or soprano type guys and girls with big voices. The marriage of the powerful operatics and the face melting guitars is what makes Therion but also all opera metal a winner.
The highlights include tracks 1,2,5-7 and 11 on Sirius B and 3-5 and 8 on Lemuria, although it is all very consistent and best listened to as a whole.
(Wondrous World of Punt deserves a special mention- beautiful! Church organ moves into acoustic strumming, then drum-aided piano and finally into a power-stance worthy metal finale, all the time accompanied by operatics. Epic!)
I really REALLY reccomend this to all the metalheads out there, especially those who, like me, have unearthed the gothic/ symphonic/ operatic etc etc scene so little recognised in Britain's appalling music scene (this is a great place for a rant at pop music, but I shan't bore you!). I shall however be sure to check out Therion's intimidatingly large back-catalog, and once again urge you to invest!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dr. D. B. Sillars VINE VOICE on 19 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
On the face of it, the thought of heavy metal based rock married with operatic vocals and an orchestra would strike fear into any normal person. But Therion are special. They somehow miraculously combine their Nordic based black metal with operatic and orchestral based music to produce something that does not sound odd or out of place. They achieve this through excellent songwriting and brilliant arranging of all the instruments and voices involved. This is my first exposure to Therion and I am not disappointed in the least. There is a rare intelligence at work here, where heavy bombastic rock and classical music is balanced with subtle shades and intricate, complex arrangements. It shouldn't work but it does! The band is led by Christofer Johnsson who writes the majority of the music and produces the choral and orchestral arrangements too! Both albums are separate in concept, but linked thematically by ideas on mythology.
Though these are two separate albums, they are packaged in this edition as one 2 CD digipak. They are beautifully presented, with each album having their own booklets with lyrics and exquisite artwork by Thomas Ewerhard.
This is a great find and their back catalogue now beckons.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Denew on 8 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Some time ago, I discovered that a had a little spare cash to blow & having recently been introduced into the world of symphonic/operatic metal via my purchase of Nightwish's Once, I decided to go with this - my reasoning being that I may as well go for 2 albums together in the off-chance that it turns out good. I wasn't disappointed!
I can say in all honesty this is one of the very best albums I've ever heard (and one of the better ones i've seen, the artwork is great) - the way all the different elements are balanced & blended together is stunning, with no single part of any track overpowering the rest. All the tracks are unique, and you'll find yourself humming the riffs, or the chorus, or the verses of any of the songs without even realising it.
One of the few and only complaints I can offer is that it ends! Oh, and that if you ever happen to catch opera on BBC2 (as i did) you'll find yourself thinking "Its so empty.. where are all the guitars, and drums, and cool synths???"
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By O. Thompson on 7 Sept. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is epic in every conceivable sense of the word! Indeed it would be apropos to pick up a dictionary, look up the word "epic" and see a picture of Therion!
Of the two discs, "Lemuria" is the lighter, less overtly metal of the two. Opening track "Typhon" sees the a welcome return of the death metal vocal for the first time in many an album; this is followed by the magnificent "Uthark Runa" which features a truly herculean vocal from Mats Levien. A track-by-track description is pointless as each track is superb.
"Sirius B" opens with the brutal "Blood of Kingu", which makes Cradle of Filth's last (over-produced, over-egged twaddle) offering seem amateurish. "Son of the Sun" features a female soprano vocal to die for. Again a track-by-track rundown is pointless.
BUY THIS ALBUM! NO RECORD COLLECTION IS COMPLETE WITHOUT IT!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam Jackson on 12 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This Double CD album is in my humble opinion the VERY best Symphonic Metal release ever - better than the often very worthy efforts of the likes of Dimmu Borgir, Emperor, Nightwish, Metallica (1999's S&M) etc. This band takes 100% real orchestration (100 plus musicians) and integrates the stunning arrangements with the Metal side better than anyone else. The style is reminiscent of the heavier themes of Wagner, Mussorgsky, Holst and Prokofiev and also the great movie composers such as Michael Kamen, Basil Poledouris and Howard Shore. The symphony musicians are superb and the choral/operatic vocals from the assorted sopranos and tenors would grace any stage. There are fantastic riffs and solos from main man Christofer Johnsson and Kristian Niemann and exemplary Bass from Johan Niemann. Drums are courtesy of Richard Evensand and power this wonderful music along. Main vocals are shared between Christofer Johnsson, Mats Leven and Piotr Wawrzeniuk over the course of the tracks backed by the assorted choirs.
The production is perfection, powerful and crystal clear - the best ive heard on an independent label.
Lyrics are all based on the mythologies of the world but are dealt with real sincerity and integrity. Yes there is a real sense of the Occult and a very dark tone in places but there is nothing in any way satanic and there are many moments of light and shade to be found in both the lyrics and music.
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