Following the evolution of the primordial creation, Therion seeks to reveal another mystery of the mytichal birth.Thus it bigins...from the Ginnunga Gap, the basis of human existance.
The cosmogonical act has a double primordial state:the land of mists(Niflheim) and the world of fire(Muspullsheim),which are not to be found in chaos;they are separated by a
desert(Giunnungagap),where,accidently,the flames condensed the mist,creating the first form of life,Ymir.Later the gods created the Universe divided into nine overlaped worlds populated by gods,spirits,dwarfs,giants and humans.
The cosmogonical act was finished at the same time with the"Future Twilight of the Gods"(Ragnaroter),after this the Universe becomes chaos.
Using a great orchestration,unnatural voices and spiritual words,THERION manages to bring back to our time, to regenerate the "Forevermore tree"which shelters the nine worlds built by Odhinn:1.Muspellsheim-the divine fire,2.Asgardhr-the gods,3.Ljosalfheim-the spirits of the world,4.Vanaheim-the divinities of water,5.Mannheim-mankind,6.Yotunheim-the giants,7.Svartalfheim-the spirits of the night,8.Hellheim-the dead,9.Niflheim-eternal coldness.These worlds can be found under the branches of the sacre ash tree Yggdrasill-symbol of wisdom-(Odhinn sood hanging in this tree for 9 initiatical nights).The tree was set on fire,but didin't colapse,symbolizing the eternity of Universe.
Gradually,all the nine worlds are roamed, and their secrets revealed to those who believe in their scandinavian origins.
If the album is listen to carefully,one might find some unique and deep answers to strange questions like:"Are we living in the past or in the future? Is the relativity of present time affects our incouncious mind?
Lucia Hedviga Pascariu