Therion - Leviathan



7 | 156 votes |
Release date: 22 January 2021
Style: Symphonic metal

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01. The Leaf On The Oak Of Far
02. Tuonela
03. Leviathan
04. Die Wellen Der Zeit
05. Aži Dahāka
06. Eye Of Algol
07. Nocturnal Light
08. Great Marquis Of Hell
09. Psalm Of Retribution
10. El Primer Sol
11. Ten Courts Of Diyu

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RaduP
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With Leviathan, Therion give you exactly what you want.

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published 19.01.2021 | Comments (15)

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22.01.2021 - 04:42
Rating: 7
Aries Rising
Whoever ranked this album a 10 needs to get their head checked.
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22.01.2021 - 10:55
Rating: 8
InfinityZ780
I only enjoyed the first half of the album, but the second half? Not so much. It would've been completely boring to me like "Beloved Antichrist" if there wasn't the first two tracks to save it. Seems like this album only borrowed the sounds from "Deggial" just for a callback, and that's it, nothing standouts or special, which is a shame.
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22.01.2021 - 11:14
Rating: 6
phex
Not unhappy with it, but what the fuck was that opener!?
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oh shit whaddup
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22.01.2021 - 16:47
Rating: 6
KaninStryparn
Written by InfinityZ780 on 22.01.2021 at 10:55

I only enjoyed the first half of the album, but the second half? Not so much. It would've been completely boring to me like "Beloved Antichrist" if there wasn't the first two tracks to save it. Seems like this album only borrowed the sounds from "Deggial" just for a callback, and that's it, nothing standouts or special, which is a shame.

I Agree, The first half had me really hyped
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Heavy Metal is the law that keeps us all united free
A law that shatters earth and hell
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22.01.2021 - 17:27
Rating: 6
Metren
Chameleon
Of all the mediocre albums Therion have released, this is certainly one of them. It's not terrible, but the songwriting is just so incredibly lazy for the most part. Great vocal performances though, as per usual.
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I am not nor have I ever been a musician or a member of a one-man band, especially a band that has a name that starts with "D".
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23.01.2021 - 00:15
Rating: 8
SAY10
After a few spins, it grows. Just like the best Therion albums to date --- my second favorite, Gothic Kabbalah, I hated it the first time I heard it.

But the knowledge that they publicly admited to be a sell-out album still bugs me (tho the honesty should always be appreciated, and always better than the "omg we were so inspired, that's our best album ever" that bands usually put in the press at each release).

Ten Courts Of Diyu is the song that is getting me more excited. Tuonela is also fantastic.
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23.01.2021 - 13:21
Rating: 7
Aries Rising
I feel like a lot of the music on this album is way too similar to what they've done before. The metal elements are very uninspiring and the orchestral is good, but this band is capable of such much more. The guest vocalists really carry this record. I'm going to need to listen to this a few times more to properly assess it, but it's a 7.5 or so as of right now.

The more I've listen to this the more I like it, however they are capable of so much better. This is a pale imitation of their heyday. It is miles ahead of the last three albums they've done. It's catchy but kind of generic, so I guess that makes it a sell-out album?
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23.01.2021 - 13:59
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Tage Westerlund


That song is one of their best after death metal era, really, good voice Marko has, sad he left music.

PS
Blabbermouth.net picture, those ladies are damn hot, she whit red dress, and other, she is younger
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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23.01.2021 - 15:28
Rating: 5
Duck Dodgers
Eurovision Metal!
This makes Within Temptation sound like Deicide!
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25.01.2021 - 09:23
Rating: 7
Aries Rising
Written by Duck Dodgers on 23.01.2021 at 15:28

Eurovision Metal!
This makes Within Temptation sound like Deicide!


That's a bit harsh. I can at least stomach a listen to this album, but I'd rather eat lead than listen to Within Temptation.
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25.01.2021 - 18:33
Rating: 7
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
This is a difficult one for me. While I love tracks like Tuonela and Leviathan, most of Nocturnal Light and Great Marquis Of Hell, and many other scattered moments among the remaining ones, everything feels a bit disconnected. I still like the album and find it above average, but everything condensed in half the tracks might have worked better, skipping the auto-pilot Therion fillers.
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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25.01.2021 - 18:45
Rating: 7
Dark Forever
Ruído Sonoro
Written by Duck Dodgers on 23.01.2021 at 15:28

Eurovision Metal!
This makes Within Temptation sound like Deicide!


Have you even listened to Within Temptation lately? This is way, way more pop and "Eurovisionesque" than anything Therion has ever done.
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Taste the DARK...
... and you'll live FOREVER!
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26.01.2021 - 17:12
Rating: 10
FELIX42
Written by Aries Rising on 22.01.2021 at 04:42

Whoever ranked this album a 10 needs to get their head checked.

why you think all used the brain to rank? someones used the heart
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27.01.2021 - 07:46
Rating: 1
Ahmed Mohamed A
By far the worst album in 2021
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29.01.2021 - 18:44
Rating: 8
SAY10
Written by Ahmed Mohamed A on 27.01.2021 at 07:46

By far the worst album in 2021


That's not too bad, since we're still in January. A rating of 1, however, must have been granted to the worst thing you've heard in your entire life. Is it? Oh crap...
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29.01.2021 - 22:27
Rating: 5
X-FrEaK
Jesus this is average as fuck
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30.01.2021 - 08:51
Rating: 7
panths
First album was theli,back in the days and after that i took a sweet box set with the 3first albums and the same day took also lepaca cliffoth.i lose interest for Therion because i got into black/death etc etc.Growing old i like to take more "risk" in music....haha.
i like a lot leviathan.So now i am going to chech full discographie...expect the first 4 albums.....can't listen them anymore.Weird....
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30.01.2021 - 18:57
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
It was a while ago I listened this band, to judge I need re listen, but if we dont count DM era, this stands tall. I like it ''Eye of wisdom'' is one of best band songs. It has heavy parts, operatic parts, symphonic 2 female vocals, male vocals, good balance here.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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31.01.2021 - 16:41
AnGina--
Dark Phoenix
I was really looking forward to this one and releasing Leviathian as some sort of a teaser, really got me intrigued. The album is certainly way better than everything post-Gothic Kabbalah in my opinion, but what I really miss is that overall feeling, that makes the album grandiose. What Leviathan offers is some great sounding tunes, for me Nocturnal Light, Great Marquis of Hell and Eye of Algol stand out for example, but the album is just somehow without spirit.

I mean, it is obvious this album took a lot of effort and it was not easy to deliver something new, while revoke some of the past sound we all fell for and momentarily it is so obvious the album flirts with Lemuria/Sirius B era, even Deggial/Vovin, but these are just little bits and pieces. I'm missing "the glue" that would hold those bit together.

The vocal work is great though, the choirs are bombastic, the production is overall satisfactory, but we all know Therion is (was?) capable of delivering so much more.
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You think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it. Molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was a man. But it was nothing to me but blinding.
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08.02.2021 - 21:58
sogrom
Mediocre imo.. i'd rather spin Secret of the runes for the 2344th time
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12.02.2021 - 09:37
Rating: 8
InfinityZ780
Written by InfinityZ780 on 22.01.2021 at 10:55

I only enjoyed the first half of the album, but the second half? Not so much. It would've been completely boring to me like "Beloved Antichrist" if there wasn't the first two tracks to save it. Seems like this album only borrowed the sounds from "Deggial" just for a callback, and that's it, nothing standouts or special, which is a shame.

Okay, i know that i've said this earlier, but this album somehow managed to grow for me. It's probably because on the online streaming platforms, the audio is so low and it makes their songs sound so weak.But when i listened to the CD version, i changed my mind and could be able to like it more than before.
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22.02.2021 - 10:23
Rating: 6
The Melting Snow
Listening now. 5 forgettable songs done. 6 to go.
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22.02.2021 - 10:27
Rating: 6
The Melting Snow
I must say 2021 so far has been a pretty average year for metal (or maybe metal of my taste) Soen and Tribulation came out with good-ish albums. disappointed otherwise by Therion, Lake of Tears, Sirenia, Accept and Steven Wilson.

now all hopes tied with Epica, Empyrium and Moonspell.
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27.02.2021 - 01:29
Rating: 8
ADarkerSoul
I'm new to listening to this band so I need to go through their back catalogue but I like this album so far, I was disappointed with the new Epica album so this band makes a refreshing change for me
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