Description, by jamese
A death/doom metal or industrial band that are fairly new and trying to fit into the goth crowd/metalhead crowd, only they don't know quite where they belong.
Listeners of Theater of Tragedy will like them as the music is somewhat, yet not entirely, similar.
Featured comment (1/1) by Blackmetalbaz on 2002-09-02
Swedish band Therion started in the late 80s out of the ashes of the bands Blitskrieg and Megatherion, as a fairly straightforward death metal outfit. The band is basically the brain-child of Christofer Johnsson, an important player in the early 90s Scandinavian extreme metal scene, who notably incurred the wrath of the Norwegian black metallers, who went as far as setting a burning crucifix in his front garden. Their early albums, firstly for Deaf Records and later for Nuclear Blast, contain some mildly quirky doom-influenced death metal with 'parts', but increasingly incorporate classical influences. Over the years, Therion have progressed far beyond their somewhat humble roots to produce some absolutely stellar symphonic metal, culminating in the stunning 1996 album 'Theli' (with its accompanying single, 'Siren Of The Woods'). Despite bringing in full orchestras and choirs, albums since then have become a little formulaic, increasingly sounding like every other power metal on the market, a real shame considering how distinctive Therion used to be. They've also developed a strange habit of covering embarassing bands like Manowar and Abba (ugh!). Needless to say, they're absolutely massive in Germany.
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