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Release date: 1995
Style: Symphonic metal


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01. The Wings Of The Hydra
02. Melez
03. Arrival Of The Darkest Queen
04. The Beauty In Black
05. Riders Of Theli
06. Black
07. Darkness Eve
08. Sorrows Of The Moon [Celtic Frost cover]
09. Let The New Day Begin
10. Lepaca Kliffoth
11. Evocation Of Vovin
12. Enter The Voids [1996 Re-Release bonus]
13. The Veil Of Golden Spheres [1996 Re-Release bonus]

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Christofer Johnsson - guitars, vocals, keyboards
Piotr Wawrzeniuk - drums
Fredrik Isaksson - bass
Hans Gröning - bass-baritone vocals
Claudia Maria Mokri - soprano vocals
Harris Johns - lead guitars
Jan - additional vocals

Additional info
Recorded in Music Lab Studio, Berlin 1994.
Engineered by Harris Johns and Simon.
Mixed by Harris Johns except Darkness Eve, which was mixed by Simon.
Produced by Christofer Johnsson.
Album Cover and designs by Holmen & Ungman Productions.
Tom Eriksen - art direction, computer treatments.
Kristian Wahlin - original painting.
"Sorrows Of The Moon" was written by Celtic Frost.

First released by Megarock Records/Sweden with catalogue number MRRCD029 shown
on the backinsert of the CD. However, Nuclear Blast already helped out, and the
CD shows a NB127-2 print.

Re-printeded immediately after with NB127-2 on backinsert and CD. Different
barcode number and small printing-differences on backinlay and CD.

Staff review by

Therion has established nowadays as important band, their innovative use of choirs in later albums raise them to a cult status level in the Metal scene, and many bands were inspired to use choirs in their productions, therefore, the popular term "choirs á la Therion".

But if you heard such albums by Therion, you must know that it wasn't like that always, long before that, Therion started as a Death Metal act, and slowly changed into what are they're now. Lepaca Kliffoth is their last Death Metal album with Christofer Johnsson in the vocals, his singing was backed up by 2 trained opera singers.

published 25.03.2004 | Comments (4)

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Kenos - 09.12.2011 at 18:15  
  7.9? On par with "S(h)itra Ahra"? Really?
There must be something wrong...

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