Therion - Of Darkness


7.1 | 170 votes |
Release date: February 1991
Style: Death metal

Owners:

257 have it
18 want it


01. The Return
02. Asphyxiate With Fear
03. Morbid Reality
04. Megalomaniac
05. A Suburb To Hell
06. Genocidal Raids
07. Time Shall Tell
08. Dark Eternity
09. A Suburb To Hell [Demo Version] [Re-issued 2000 bonus]
10. Asphyxiate With Fear [Demo Version] [Re-issued 2000 bonus]
11. Time Shall Tell [Unreleased Version] [Re-issued 2000 bonus]
12. Dark Eternity [Unreleased Version] [Re-issued 2000 bonus]

Line-up
Peter Hansson - lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Christofer Johnsson - vocals, rhythm guitar
Oskar Forss - drums
Erik "Tyrant" Gustafsson - bass

Additional info
Produced by Tomas Skogsberg and Therion.
Engineered by Tomas Skogsberg.
Recorded and mixed at Sunlight Studio, Stockholm, August-September 1990.
Cover art by Gary Querns from original by Johan Losand and Rikard Olund.
Inner cover art by Johan Losand.
Photos by Mats Lindbom.

All music and lyrics by Christofer Johnsson.

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31.01.2012 - 09:14
Rating: 6
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
At arout 3:25 on A Suburb To Hell, is he using something to alter his voice, or can he do that himself?
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02.05.2014 - 20:46
Rating: 9
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
Can't believe this album is rated so low, I consider this one a classic Death Metal album, probably one of the best albums of the whole Swedish Death metal movement. Really, I'm in awe...
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11.05.2014 - 15:24
Rating: 7
Paw!!
Written by Daggon on 02.05.2014 at 20:46

Can't believe this album is rated so low, I consider this one a classic Death Metal album, probably one of the best albums of the whole Swedish Death metal movement. Really, I'm in awe...

obviously not one of the best album in swedish death metal, I think "Cladestine" is best in 1991 era. But "Of Darkness" album so fuckin' great
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20.12.2014 - 21:49
Rating: 8
NorthernDickhead
Average rating 6.72 by Therion fans.... Do they listen death metal at all?
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Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
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20.12.2014 - 21:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by NorthernDickhead on 20.12.2014 at 21:49

Average rating 6.72 by Therion fans.... Do they listen death metal at all?


I don't think so. And I am willing to bet that they became fans of the band at earliest with Theli.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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21.12.2014 - 03:07
Rating: 6
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.12.2014 at 21:52

Written by NorthernDickhead on 20.12.2014 at 21:49

Average rating 6.72 by Therion fans.... Do they listen death metal at all?


I don't think so. And I am willing to bet that they became fans of the band at earliest with Theli.

Beyond Sanctorium's the earliest one I gave a good rating to. I'm not much of a death metal fan.
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Mum - 21/10/1955 - 19/6/2015. R.I.P.

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21.12.2014 - 09:40
Koen Smits
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.12.2014 at 21:52

Written by NorthernDickhead on 20.12.2014 at 21:49

Average rating 6.72 by Therion fans.... Do they listen death metal at all?


I don't think so. And I am willing to bet that they became fans of the band at earliest with Theli.


Yeah, they became fans with their later works, when Therion became less good for me.
On the other hand: with the releases of Carcass, Dismember, Pungent Stench, Pestilence , Entombed, Morbid Angel (and a lot more incredible stuff) this one maybe stayed under the radar for some people
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Written by Bad English on 05.04.2014 at 15:05

but spoil thius film is like spoil porn and say porn ends whit cum shot ...
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21.12.2014 - 11:49
Ilham
Giant robot
I never tried early Therion because the symphonic stuff gave me ebola. I should try their dm albums, I'm pretty sure I can't like them less than the others. I guess I'll start with this.
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21.12.2014 - 20:08
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Ilham on 21.12.2014 at 11:49

I never tried early Therion because the symphonic stuff gave me ebola. I should try their dm albums, I'm pretty sure I can't like them less than the others. I guess I'll start with this.


Start here and listen to Beyind Sanctorum as well which is also death metal although with some non-death metal elements but few enough to call it a death metal album.
You can venture with caution with Symphony Masses but after that one well... You wont like anything else. I dig a lot of Therion actually. Both old and new. Well, not NEW new. I stopped caring after Gothic Kabbalah.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.12.2014 - 20:26
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.12.2014 at 20:08

Start here and listen to Beyind Sanctorum as well which is also death metal although with some non-death metal elements but few enough to call it a death metal album.
You can venture with caution with Symphony Masses but after that one well... You wont like anything else. I dig a lot of Therion actually. Both old and new. Well, not NEW new. I stopped caring after Gothic Kabbalah.

Okay thanks for the tips. Might even try one of the symphonic ones. See if my mind changed with time.
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07.02.2016 - 09:31
Rating: 8
Maco
Perhaps Christofer Johnsson should listen to this album again so maybe he recovers something this band lost a long time ago.

Their balls.
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I'm derp.
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