THERION

Les Fleurs Du Mal
Release:
19.10.2012
Label:
Adulruna
Format:
CD
Article No.:
EOL022
EAN Code:
045635183650
After the last THERION album released in 2010, which was "Sitra Ahra" and was mixed by ABBA legend Lennart Östlund at the famous Polar studio, Therion returns in 2012 to celebrating the band's 25th year anniversary with touring and a special art project, in which the album "Les Fleurs du Mal" is the core part.
 
The Swedish band Therion is one of the most unique and influential metal acts and are often described as "classical music combined with heavy guitars".  But while other bands simply start layering a few orchestral tracks on top of their traditional metal brew, Therion's mastermind Christofer Johnsson looks back upon a long history of working on his own organic fusion of those genres and always documents his path towards a unique vision.
Therion was formed by Christofer Johnsson in 1987. The place was Upplands Väsby, a suburb to Stockholm in Sweden, known for breeding other famous artists like Europe, Candlemass and Yngwie Malmsteen.
 
Therion's rise to the top of the gothic and metal scenes started with their breakthrough album "Theli".
On this album they combined classic and metal effectively for the first time. They had big choirs and a lot of classical instruments included on this masterpiece. Over the years, Christofer and his mates focused more and more on this classical thing but without losing their metal roots. The sound of the album is bombastic and operatic with the North German Radio Choir chanting Wagnerian vocal lines to the chunky guitars of the nowadays considered Therion's trademark "To Mega Therion".
 
This was also the start of the symphonic metal trend that where to come about, with many metal bands popping up using sopranos as lead singers. The current bestselling album is "Vovin" (sold over 150.000 copies).
At present in 2012, the band is celebrating their 25th year anniversary with tours and a special art project, in which the album "Les Fleurs du Mal" is the core part.
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Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son
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Une Fleur Dans Le Coeur
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Initials B.B.
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Mon Amour Mon Ami
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Polichinelle
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La Maritza
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Soer Angélique
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Dis-Moi Poupée
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Lilith
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En Alabama
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Wahala Manitou
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Je N‘ai Besoin Que De Tendresse
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La Licorne D’or
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J‘ai Le Mal De Toi
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Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son