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Symphony Masses
Symphony Masses
Genres: Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Therion
Title: Symphony Masses
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nuclear Blast Americ
Release Date: 4/17/2001
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Metal, Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 727361657925, 8436022622661

CD Reviews

You were right, Amazon people, it is a 5 star cd | Right Down the Street | 05/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before I start this review I have to warn the readers and say that Therion is one of my favorite bands. And when I learned of Nuclear Blast reprinting the early classic Therion cds (Of Darknes, Symphony Masses, Beyond Sanctorum) I knew I had to go fill out my collection. This cd (Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas) Is a transitional cd for the band, and while it does not have the orchestral beauty of their later cds (Vovin, Deggial, A'Arab Zaraq Lucid Dreaming) it has a raw power melded with precise technique and passion. The beginnings of the latter-day Therion can be seen on this cd and even more so on Lepaca Kliffoth (released in 1995, a year after the release of Symphony Masses). This cd comes recommended for those who do not like Therion's newer albums, but I would also recommend it to people who did as well. It is a great cd, and can be appreciated by any metal fan."
Between their death metal and symphonic heavy metal
death metal and black metal | Austin, TX | 01/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The beginnings of future Therion ambition shine through here in the unique arrangements and integration of keyboards, but the real mastery is the break of relentless tempo into different paces matches the moods of these songs, some of which are written in obscure or middle eastern modes for a foreboding effect. Guitar work is fantastic, but understated, as is any symphonic tendency, which makes this not only a transition album in Therion's repertoire but also their last straightforward and unselfconscious effort. The pure hopeful yet feral attitude of it should make the blood of a metalhead rage for loudness."