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Release date: 1996
Style: Symphonic metal


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01. Preludium
02. To Mega Therion
03. Cults Of The Shadow
04. In The Desert Of Set
05. Interludium
06. Nightside Of Eden
07. Opus Eclipse
08. Invocation Of Naamah
09. The Siren Of The Woods
10. Grand Finale / Postludium
11. In Remembrance [2014 reissue bonus]
12. Black Fairy [2014 reissue bonus]
13. Fly To The Rainbow [Scorpions cover] [2014 reissue bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1996: 6
Top 200 albums of all time: 112

Lyrics (10)

Christofer Johnsson - guitar, vocals, keyboards
Piotr Wawrzeniuk - drums, vocals
Lars Rosenberg - bass
Jonas Mellberg - guitars, keyboards

Additional musicians
Dan Erland Swanö - vocals
Anja Krenz - soprano vocals
Axel Patz - bass, baritone vocals
Gottfried Koch - programming, keyboards
Jan Peter Genkel - grand piano, keyboards, programming

The North German Radio Choir: Raphaela Mayhaus, Bettina Stumm (soprano), Ursula Ritters (alto), Ergin Onat (tenor), Joachim Gebhardt, Klaus Bulow (bass).

The Siren Choir: Anja Krenz, Constanze Arens (soprano), Riekje Weber (alto), Stephan Gade (tenor), Axel Patz (bass, baritone).

Additional info
Recorded in January-March 1996 at Impuls Studio, Hamburg.
Mastered at Central Sound Studio, Hamburg.
Engineered by Gottfried Koch and Jan Peter Genkel.
Mixed by Jan Peter Genkel.
Produced by Jan Peter Genkel, Gottfried Koch and Therion.
Mastered by Jan Peter Genkel.
Cover art, layout and graphic design by P. Gron.
The orchestration on this album was made by The Barmbek Symphony Orchestra, samples and keyboards.

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Vonpire - 06.09.2010 at 20:49  
Rating: 10 NO review for one of the best albuns EVER!???!?!
Sword_Chant - 21.03.2011 at 23:52  
Rating: 8 Just listened to this band and holy fuck, this album IS awesome. Thanks MS!
drdml - 19.07.2011 at 14:26  
Rating: 10 1 of the best albums i've ever heard
Kocha - 10.11.2012 at 19:48  
Rating: 10
Written by Vonpire on 06.09.2010 at 20:49

NO review for one of the best albuns EVER!???!?!

I'm disappointed as well.
Paw!! - 06.04.2014 at 06:17  
Rating: 8
Spanishkiller - 19.11.2014 at 17:24  
Rating: 8 Sorry guys, I just can't see the deal with this album. Of course it is good, but...
Remo2012 - Today at 15:29  
Rating: 10 An almost forgotten symphonic metal jewel? This album is a masterpiece!:bow:

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