Label: Nuclear Blast Playing Time: 46 Min Release: 22nd January 2021
Therion belong to those bands in the Metal scene who have the freedom to do whatever they want. Since the beginning of the band, mastermind Christofer Johnsson reinvented the band’s sound a several times and has integrated new styles: Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Gothic, Classic, Jazz… The list is quite long. Despite this musical inconstancy, which came along with inconstancy in terms of band members as well, the band gained an impressive and loyal following of fans.
The music on “Leviathan” covers again a wide range of music genres and styles. It reaches from Heavy Metal to Hardrock and Classic. The stuff is not easily accessible, as usual, and you need several listening sessions until the highlights are being discovered. ‚The Leaf on the Oak of Far‘, ‚Tuonela‘ and ‚The Great Marquis of Hell‘ are definitely among the highlights, because they are catchy and also heavily set on Metal. More difficult songs are the orchestral ‘Die Wellen der Zeit’ and the rocking ‘El Primer Sol’. In contrast to that, there are also some songs which are even harder to access. Songs, which I did not quite get acquainted with after six listening sessions. All in all, “Leviathan” is a good album and it is recommended to everyone who has enjoyed the music of this band before.