The Opening - Therion - Vovin (CD, Album)

Album) Folk International. Jazz Latin The Opening - Therion - Vovin (CD Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Morning Star 9. Raven of Dispersion The King The Opening The Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah Preview the embedded widget Therion - Vovin Album Lyrics 1. Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. Even though Nightwish would release their debut album Angels Fall First just one year later inTherion would endure as a more classical and heavier style of Symphonic Metal with less focus placed on hooks or choruses and more on complex orchestration and atmosphere. Sadly they went a bit too far into the theatrics for me on their release Vovinbut Secret of the Runes returns to the hefty but progressive style while being an entirely different experience than Theli. The opening "Ginnungagap" instantly reveals that the crunchy guitar riffs are back in full force, even if they only show up a few times throughout the The Opening - Therion - Vovin (CD. This creates a fantastic contrast between the smooth but sinister sounding orchestra and the Metal aspect of Secret of the Runeswhich is one of the most important aspects to get correct when writing an album like this. The Metal riffing mostly takes a back seat to the orchestration though, which hearkens back to Vovin more than Thelibut the darker and mythological themes help to give all these elements a purpose and keep them driving forward rather than aimlessly meander around. The use of male and female choir is a massive part of this album since the lead vocalist that was present in Theli Album) entirely removed from the equation, which is an interesting choice to say the least. It certainly fits the feel and theme of the album, but it can be a lot to take in and it can definitely feel forced or silly at times in tracks like "Muspelheim". These moments are few and far between, though, since the choirs do a fantastic job of carrying melodies and adding unique features in "Jotunheim", "Helheim", and "Nifelheim". The style is polarizing though, and I fall on the side of enjoying how the choirs fit into the grandeur and mythical aspects of this album. Secrets of the Runes is heavily themed around Norse Mythology, if the track listing was any indication. The Ginnungagap is the void in which the nine worlds were created, hence the nine songs that follow. Even though there aren't Album) musical elements of Viking or Folk Metal present in Secret of the Runesthe epic themes evoke a massive sense of scale as if the choirs are echoing out from their various worlds as the Gods look out upon them. Each track gives a rather generic but still poetic look at each of the nine worlds and their inhabitant, whether it's the giants in Jotunheim or the Gods in Asgard. Even though there is no plot or deep meaning to glean from the nine realms and many of the lyrical passages hang on the edge of film choir cheesiness, it's still a cool tour through the interesting world of Norse Mythology with its fantastical races of dwarves, elves, and powerful Gods. Although Therion went all out on this concept of the nine different Norse realms, the songs aren't distinctive enough to genuinely sell the feeling of travelling between them. Crying Days bonus track Summernight City bonus track Duration: Ginnungagap Secret of the Runes Duration: Tracklisting: CD 1 Invocation of Naamah Birth of Venus Illegitima Enter Vril-Ya Riders of Theli A Black Rose Flesh of the Gods Seawinds In the Desert of Set CD 2 The Wings of the Hydra The Secret of the Runes The Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah Summernight City Beauty in Black Seven Secrets of the Sphinx The Wine of Aluqah The Raven of Dispersion Cults of the Shadow Duration: Typhon Uthark Runa Lemuria Quetzalcoatl The Dreams Of Swedenborg An Arrow From The Sun Abraxas The Blood Of Kingu Son Of The Sun The Khlysti Evangelist Dark Venus Persephone Kali Yuga Part 1 Kali Yuga Part 2 The Wondrous World Of Punt Melek Taus Call Of Dagon Sirius B Intro Blood of Kingu Son of the Sun Draconian The Opening - Therion - Vovin (CD Ginnungagap CD 2 {/PARAGRAPH}

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