Therion

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Therion (formerly Blitzkrieg, Megatherion) is a Swedish symphonic metal band founded by Christofer Johnsson in 1987. Its name was inspired by the Celtic Frost album To Mega Therion. "To Mega Therion" is Greek for "The Great Beast" and was a title used by Occultist Aleister Crowley. Originally a death metal band, Therion adjusted its musical style by adding orchestral elements, including choirs, classical musicians, and even a full orchestra at their concert performances. As a result, it has popularized the symphonic metal genre. In their biography, they state they have been cited as "the most adventurous metal band at present".

Therion takes its themes from different mythologies and practices, including occultism, magic and ancient traditions and writings. Thomas Karlsson, the head and founder of the magical order Dragon Rouge, has provided lyrics for the band since 1996.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1991 Of Darkness... 2.5 3
1992 Beyond Sanctorum 2.5 3
1993 Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas 2.65 6
1995 Lepaca Kliffoth 3 7
1996 Theli 4.8 6
1997 A’arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming 4 3
1998 Vovin 4.65 5
1999 Crowning of Atlantis 3.75 2
2000 Deggial 4 5
2001 Secret of the Runes 4.35 7
2004 Lemuria 4.4 4
2004 Sirius B 4 3
2007 Gothic Kabbalah 3.8 5
2010 Sitra Ahra 3.5 4
2012 Les Fleurs du Mal 4.5 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2000 The Early Chapters of Revelation Compilation 1
2001 Bells of Doom Compilation 1
2005 Atlantis Lucid Dreaming Compilation 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2002 Live in Midgård Live 5 2
2006 Celebrators of Becoming Live 5 2
2008 Live Gothic Live 4.5 3
2009 The Miskolc Experience Live 5 2
2014 Adulruna Rediviva and Beyond Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 The Beauty in Black 1
1996 Siren of the Woods 1
2006 Wand of Abaris 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Time Shall Tell 1

Other

Year Title Rating Releases
1989 Paroxysmal Holocaust 1
1989 Beyond the Darkest Veils of Inner Wickedness 1

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