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Release date: 12 January 2007
Style: Symphonic metal

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Disc I
01. Der Mitternachtslöwe
02. Gothic Kabbalah
03. The Perennial Sophia
04. Wisdom And The Cage
05. Son Of The Staves Of Time
06. Tuna 1613
07. Trul
08. Close Up The Streams

Disc II
01. The Wand Of Abaris
02. Three Treasures
03. Path To Arcady
04. TOF - The Trinity
05. Chain Of Minerva
06. The Falling Stone
07. Adulruna Rediviva
08. Seven Secrets Of The Sphinx [live] [limited edition bonus]
09. To Mega Therion [live] [limited edition bonus]

The best Atmospheric / Symphonic Metal album of 2007

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (15)


Line-up
Christofer Johnsson - guitars, keyboards, programming
Kristian Niemann - guitars, keyboards
Johan Niemann - bass, guitars
Petter Karlsson - drums, guitars, vocals, keyboards, percussion

Session/Guest musicians
Tommie "Snowy Shaw" Helgesson - vocals
Katarina Lilja - vocals
Mats Levén - vocals, guitar
Hannah Holgersson - vocals
Karin Fjellander - choir vocals
Jonas Samuelsson-Nerbe - vocals
Anna Nyhlin - vocals
Stefan Glaumann - tamborine
Ken Hensley - hammond organ
Joakim Svalberg - hammond organ
Rolf Pilotti - flute


Additional info
Orchestration made with Vsl Drums.
Recorded at Studio 301, July 2006.
Engineered by Sanken Sandqvist.
Assistant engineering by Staffan Celmin & Therion.
Additional percussion recorded at Toytown Studios, Stockholm, September 2006.
Engineered by Stefan Glaumann.
Everything else was recorded with the Therion Mobile Studio at various locations around Stockholm, July - September 2006.
Engineered by Therion and Mats Levén.
Recording advice and help by Sanken Sandqvist.
Mixing was done at Toytown Studios, September - October 2006 by Stefan Glaumann.
Additional ProTools engineering by Tor Ingvarsson.
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York.
Johan Niemann uses Ashdown amplifiers exclusively.
Kristian Niemann plays Ibanez Guitars exclusively.
Petter Karlsson plays Tama drums and sticks, Evans drumheads and Meinl cymbals.
Christofer Johnsson plays Gibson guitars exclusively.
Therion clothes: Concept by Snowy Shaw. Designed and made by Towe Wandegren.
Photo by Snowy Shaw and Michaela Johansson.
Design by Thomas Ewerhard.
Provision of ancient symbols and textures: Timo Ketola.
All lyrics written by Thomas Karlsson.

Released as a limited edition tin-box including the Digipack-CD, Postcard set, and numbered certificate. Limited to 500 copies, and sold exclusively through the Nuclear Blast Mailorder.
Also released on 2-LP in a hand numbered edition of 1000 copies without bonus tracks.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.4
Swedish symphonic Thrash masters Therion have had a terrific run since their debut in 1990. From breathtaking live albums to stunning studio efforts, they have done it all. After 2004's double strike of Lemuria and Sirius B and 2006's DVD of the year Celebrators of Becoming, Therion's mastermind Christofer Johnsson comes back with a double-CD release entitled Gothic Kabbalah.

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published 17.06.2007 | Comments (26)

Guest review by
Tristus Scriptor

Rating:
10
I've put off writing about this masterpiece for months. The thought of reviewing an album that I consider an absolute TEN frightened me, intimidated me, and simply put me off. This is the task of a writer creating something imperfect and partial about something predetermined as sublime. So, coming to the realization that creating a flawless synopsis is out of the question; I shall quote Tyler Durden- "I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom."

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published 20.05.2012 | Comments (12)

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Dominus - 29.01.2010 at 17:43  
Rating: 10 Metal perfection
Powerslavex - 29.01.2010 at 19:32  
Rating: 9 Gothic Kabbalah can be added to the list of Therion great albums I like disk one alot all the tracks it features are great!
Vonpire - 09.09.2010 at 19:25  
Rating: 10 Therion, the band that neves dissapoints!
Vonpire - 23.09.2010 at 05:38  
Rating: 10 These are some of the quotes on comments of this album... "Metal perfection" , "I LOVE IT!!!" , "Best of Therion!!!" , "brilliant album" , "Best songs of Therion" , "Unbelievably awesome album! (twice)" , "Amazing album.. Of of the best i've ever heard" , "Wonderful" , "Very very very very good." , "Great Album"

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musicalkaratekid - 19.11.2011 at 16:27  
Rating: 10 An epic album in its own right. It has just as much brilliant musicianship as of their other albums in my view. Brilliant.
METALMILITIA - 08.12.2011 at 23:52  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 19.11.2011 at 16:27

An epic album in its own right. It has just as much brilliant musicianship as of their other albums in my view. Brilliant.


How would you compare Therion to Lacrimosa? I'm just getting into this whole goth metal/ symphonic metal/ industrial type genre (though it's pretty hard to classify either band as simply ONE sound). I'm not totally familiar with Therion but see they have some parallels to Lacrimosa.

Also, do you or anyone know of some good forums/blogs etc. on this kind of music, where like-minded fans can go? Any info would be much appreciated!

Rock on...

Drew
musicalkaratekid - 09.12.2011 at 00:59  
Rating: 10
Written by METALMILITIA on 08.12.2011 at 23:52

Written by musicalkaratekid on 19.11.2011 at 16:27

An epic album in its own right. It has just as much brilliant musicianship as of their other albums in my view. Brilliant.


How would you compare Therion to Lacrimosa? I'm just getting into this whole goth metal/ symphonic metal/ industrial type genre (though it's pretty hard to classify either band as simply ONE sound). I'm not totally familiar with Therion but see they have some parallels to Lacrimosa.

Also, do you or anyone know of some good forums/blogs etc. on this kind of music, where like-minded fans can go? Any info would be much appreciated!

Rock on...

Drew


I didn't compare them to Lacrimosa at all, because i have never even heard anything by Lacrimosa. Now you mentioned them however, I wll check them out;)
The only other forums/blogs i use are sputnikmusic.com and rateyourmusic.com, but they are much wider in terms of music.

Rock on\m/

Rob.
METALMILITIA - 09.12.2011 at 01:30  
  Hi Rob,

Thanks for the info!

Check Lacrimosa out, they're pretty neat. They're originally out of Germany (one guy and one girl- German and Finn) and they've run the musical gamut from (like I mentioned) symphonic metal, classical tones, industrial, and plain hard riffs.

There's some decent stuff here on Metal Storm about them. I would also suggest learning a little more on their official page- http://www.lacrimosa.ch/cms/front_content.php?changelang=2&idart=340

And as always, youtube is a nice introduction to any band's stuff!

Let me know what you think. Here in Canada it's a little "different"- for lack of a better term- and people aren't so easily persuaded to listen.

Talk soon!
METALMILITIA - 10.12.2011 at 05:44  
  Hey Rob,

Did you give Lacrimosa a listen yet? I'd love to know what you think of 'em! Thought they were fairly similar to Therion (as metalstorm suggested).

Have a good one!

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