Live in Midgard


THERION - Live in Midgard

Released on: 2002-09-30

There are less bands within the metal scene that have managed to create a real unique and special sound within the last decade. A lot of bands copied each other, while some acts created a new sound and started a new aera of metal made for eternity. Therion is one of those bands we will ever remember and all of us can be pround of. They created their own music, realized their own special sound and fascinated masses of fans, also outside the metal scene. With their excellent combination of symphonic elements, opera vocals and medieval choirs, mixed with classical metal and gothic elements. The band now exists for fifteen years and celebrated their birthday with a double-live CD called “Live In Midgard” featuring 24 tracks capturing the whole history of the band. Lots of the songs haven’t been played live for years, but will ever remain in the hearts of each metal fan. When Therion was founded by bandleader, songwriter and vocalist Christopher Johnsson in 1988 their musical direction was pretty much Death Metal like, as you can hear on their first releases such as “Time Shall Tell” or “Of Darkness”. Soon the name of the band got popular within the fast growing Death Metal scene. Therion always developed their style further and at least with their excellent “Lepaca Kliffoth” album the whole Metal scene noticed them and praised them as one of the most promissing bands. Especially the track “Beauty In Black” soon became a hit in every metal club and established the band worldwide. With their grandiose follow up album “Theli” Therion finally breakthrough and became one of the leading bands within the Gothic Metal genre always creating new sounds and ideas. Big choirs and classical influences are one of the trademarks of Therion, besides the charismatic vocals of Christopher Johnsson. On their new double-live album “Live In Midgard” you can enjoy the whole history of this outstanding band. All their hymns are featured, and until now every track they ever did was a hymn on its own. Therion are not to be compared to any other band, that’s why they recorded “Live In Midgard” totaly live without any overdubs not to destroy the live feeling at all. The tracks were recorded within their shows in Columbia, Budapest and Hamburg. Just lay back and close your eyes, step in and enjoy your trip through ancient times. Celebrate this immortal formation and let’s hope they stay along with us for another fifteen years. Disc 101. Ginnungagap 02. Invocation Of Naamah 03. Birth Of Venus Illegitima 04. Enter Vril-Ya 05. Riders Of Theli 06. Symphony Of The Dead 07. A Black Rose 08. The Return 09. Baal Reginon 10. Flesh Of The Gods 11. Seawinds 12. Schwarzalbenheim 13. In The Desert Of Set Disc 201. The Wings Of The Hydra 02. Asgård 03. The Secret Of The Runes 04. The Rise Of Sodom and Gomorrah 05. Summernight City 06. Beauty In Black 07. Seven Secrets Of The Sphinx 08. The Wine Of Aluqah 09. The Raven Of Dispersion 10. To Mega Therion 11. Cults Of The Shadow

CD 1
Track list Total runtime
1 - Ginnungagap 6:38
2 - Invocation Of Naamah 5:23
3 - Birth Of Venus Illegitima 5:19
4 - Enter Vril-Ya 7:01
5 - Riders Of Theli 3:12
6 - Symphony Of The Dead 3:45
7 - A Black Rose 2:22
8 - The Return 2:40
9 - Baal Reginon 2:20
10 - Flesh Of The Gods 4:19
11 - Seawinds 5:02
12 - Schwarzalbenheim 3:40
13 - In The Desert Of Set 5:40
CD 2
Track list Total runtime
1 - The Wings Of The Hydra 3:25
2 - Asgard 4:12
3 - Secret Of The Runes 4:23
4 - Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah 5:54
5 - Summernight City 5:10
6 - Beauty In Black 3:42
7 - Seven Secrets of the Sphinx 3:39
8 - The Wine Of Aluah 4:54
9 - The Raven Of Dispersion 6:25
10 - To Mega Therion 8:30
11 - Cults Of The Shadows 6:38
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