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Leviathan III: Therion's Auditory Odyssey in Symphonic Metal Mastery

In the ever-evolving landscape of symphonic metal, Therion stands as a monolith of innovation and virtuosity. With "Leviathan III," released on September 30, 2023, by Napalm Records, the band further cements its legacy.

Founded in 1987 by Christofer Johnsson, Therion has undergone a musical evolution that many bands only dream of—transitioning from their death metal roots into pioneers of a genre that fuses metal with classical and operatic elements.

The musical complexity that has become Therion's hallmark reaches new heights in "Leviathan III." Building on their previous successes like "Theli," "Vovin," and "Gothic Kabbalah," the latest offering continues to incorporate full orchestral arrangements and ethereal choir sections, providing a lush backdrop against which the band's metal instrumentation and growling vocals shine. The use of guest vocalists, often from the operatic realm, adds yet another layer of depth to an already intricate


Thematically, "Leviathan III" plunges into the esoteric waters the band is known for, tackling topics from spirituality and mythology to the occult. Lyrically rich and musically expansive, the album offers a cerebral experience that demands multiple listens to fully absorb its nuances.

Despite several lineup changes over its storied career, Therion's ability to produce consistently remarkable music has never wavered, thanks to the steadying influence of founder Christofer Johnsson.

It's clear that Therion's wide-reaching influence in the symphonic metal genre is no accident; it's the result of decades of musical innovation and a relentless pursuit of artistic excellence.

"Leviathan III" is not just an album; it's an auditory journey that serves as a testament to what can be achieved when musical boundaries are not just pushed, but obliterated. It stands as a must-listen for both long-time fans and newcomers alike, affirming Therion's place at the pinnacle of symphonic metal.



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