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This review is from: Gothic Kabbalah (Audio CD)
Hailing from Sweden, Therion have here managed to destroy all conceptions of genre and stretch the limits of symphonic/black metal to new fronteers.
Gothic Kabbalah in particular shows Therion fusing classical music, operatic vocals, russian sounding choral elements (all to the backdrop of slicing guitars) Their music is quite novel and if I had to describe it would say it sounds like Dead Can Dance mixed with Queen, Bathory, Wagner and a bit of Viking metal and Prog rock thrown in too. Due to its experimental sound I think its fair to say it will not appeal to everyone. I would however say that metalheads bored with mass products and looking for some real talent should at least have a listen to the band. Uplifting, powerful-sounds like J S Bach composing a black mass.