History Music / Therion

19th Jun '16 10:27:14 PM gewunomox
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Originally formed in 1987 by bassist/vocalist Christofer Johnsson as a DeathMetal band named Blitzkrieg, they split up after only two shows but were soon reformed under the name Megatherion, after the album ''To Mega Therion'' by CelticFrost. Johnsson switched from bass to guitar and the band went through some lineup changes, and the name was shortened to Therion.

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Originally formed in 1987 by bassist/vocalist Christofer Johnsson as a DeathMetal band named Blitzkrieg, they split up after only two shows but were soon reformed under the name Megatherion, after the album ''To Mega Therion'' by CelticFrost.Music/CelticFrost. Johnsson switched from bass to guitar and the band went through some lineup changes, and the name was shortened to Therion.
24th Apr '16 4:37:34 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Music/BlindGuardian Hansi Kürsch]] does guest vocals on "Flesh of the Gods". [[CradleOfFilth Sarah Jezebel Deva]] has performed with Therion both live and in studio.
14th Apr '16 11:09:47 PM Ramidel
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* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: "Son of the Sun" is about Pharaoh Akhenaten's attempt to replace the Egyptian gods with monotheistic sun-worship, and [[{{Tragedy}} his ultimate failure and descent into madness as his god abandons him]].
15th Dec '15 11:50:35 PM CassandraLeo
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Therion is a SymphonicMetal band from Sweden. They are considered the TropeMaker and TropeCodifier for the genre.

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Therion is a SymphonicMetal band from Sweden. They are considered the TropeMaker and TropeCodifier for the genre.
genre. They are also considered one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s for AvantGardeMetal.
15th Nov '15 9:02:01 AM Ramidel
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* CrystalDragonJesus: "Birth of Venus Illegitima" takes a tale and a goddess from Myth/ClassicalMythology and weaves in explicitly Christian concepts of sin, sexuality, paradise and Hell. In this case, it's done for artistic purposes rather than to file off serial numbers.


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* HijackedByJesus: "Birth of Venus Illegitima" takes a tale and a goddess from Myth/ClassicalMythology and weaves in explicitly Christian concepts of sin, sexuality, paradise and Hell.
15th Nov '15 8:56:49 AM Ramidel
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* CrystalDragonJesus: "Birth of Venus Illegitima" takes a tale and a goddess from Myth/ClassicalMythology and weaves in explicitly Christian concepts of sin, sexuality and Hell. In this case, it's done for artistic purposes rather than to file off serial numbers.

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* CrystalDragonJesus: "Birth of Venus Illegitima" takes a tale and a goddess from Myth/ClassicalMythology and weaves in explicitly Christian concepts of sin, sexuality sexuality, paradise and Hell. In this case, it's done for artistic purposes rather than to file off serial numbers.
15th Nov '15 8:55:38 AM Ramidel
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* CrystalDragonJesus: "Birth of Venus Illegitima" takes a tale and a goddess from Myth/ClassicalMythology and weaves in explicitly Christian concepts of sin, sexuality and Hell. In this case, it's done for artistic purposes rather than to file off serial numbers.
16th Jul '15 5:05:09 AM Ramidel
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* HeavyMithril: As most of their songs focus on mythological themes, they definitely count.
5th May '15 4:24:39 PM nombretomado
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* TheBoardGame: Probably the only metal band to have one: the {{Fantasy}}/{{Steampunk}}/{{Norse Mythology}}-based ''011'', featuring player characters based on the band members trying to stop (or cause) TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

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* TheBoardGame: Probably the only metal band to have one: the {{Fantasy}}/{{Steampunk}}/{{Norse {{Fantasy}}/{{Steampunk}}[=/=]Myth/{{Norse Mythology}}-based ''011'', featuring player characters based on the band members trying to stop (or cause) TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.



* [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Everything Sounds Creepier in German]]: The German lyrics to "Prometheus Entfesselt" aren't exactly evil, what with them being about Prometheus in GreekMythology giving fire to mankind and delivering them from ignorance, but the baritone singing the verses sounds creepy as hell delivering them.

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* [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Everything Sounds Creepier in German]]: The German lyrics to "Prometheus Entfesselt" aren't exactly evil, what with them being about Prometheus in GreekMythology Myth/GreekMythology giving fire to mankind and delivering them from ignorance, but the baritone singing the verses sounds creepy as hell delivering them.



** All things considered, the lion's share of their work is essentially a well-researched musical tour of the mythoi of the world, both ancient and modern. Varied enough to touch on some stories or characters of which listeners were thitherto unaware and educated enough to, more often than not, avoid triteness. Sirius B visits, in order, Russian mystic [[RasputinTheMadMonk Grigori Rasputin]], the Greco-Roman myth of Persephone, Hindu death-goddess Kali, and a heavily-veiled step inside Egyptian mythology. Raise your hand if you're sufficiently familiar with all of these as to not have to look up lyrics when you hear these songs. ...Yeah, not too many out there.

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** All things considered, the lion's share of their work is essentially a well-researched musical tour of the mythoi of the world, both ancient and modern. Varied enough to touch on some stories or characters of which listeners were thitherto unaware and educated enough to, more often than not, avoid triteness. Sirius B visits, in order, Russian mystic [[RasputinTheMadMonk Grigori Rasputin]], the Greco-Roman myth of Persephone, Hindu death-goddess Kali, and a heavily-veiled step inside Egyptian mythology.Myth/EgyptianMythology. Raise your hand if you're sufficiently familiar with all of these as to not have to look up lyrics when you hear these songs. ...Yeah, not too many out there.
19th Jan '15 9:51:37 AM Patachou
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* CoverVersion: Tons. The band has covered Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/JudasPriest, Music/JudasPriest covering Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ThinLizzy, Music/{{Accept}}, Music/{{Venom}}, Music/{{Scorpions}}, Music/IronMaiden, Music/RunningWild, {{Loudness}}, Music/{{Manowar}}, Carl Orff, Music/{{ABBA}}, Music/MercyfulFate, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Music/{{WASP}}, the Russian National Anthem, Creator/AntoninDvorak, Giuseppe Verdi, WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Camille Saint-Saëns, Richard Wagner, and Music/FaithNoMore (as special guests with Trail of Tears).

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* CoverVersion: Tons. The band has covered Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/JudasPriest, Music/JudasPriest covering Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ThinLizzy, Music/{{Accept}}, Music/{{Venom}}, Music/{{Scorpions}}, Music/IronMaiden, Music/RunningWild, {{Loudness}}, Music/{{Manowar}}, Carl Orff, Music/{{ABBA}}, Music/MercyfulFate, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Music/{{WASP}}, the Russian National Anthem, Creator/AntoninDvorak, Giuseppe Verdi, WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Music/AntoninDvorak, Music/GiuseppeVerdi, Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart, Camille Saint-Saëns, Richard Wagner, Music/RichardWagner, and Music/FaithNoMore (as special guests with Trail of Tears).
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