Vovin
THERION

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4.04 | 27 ratings | 2 reviews
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Album · 1998

Filed under Symphonic Metal

Tracklist

1. The Rise of Sodom and Gomorrah (6:45)
2. Birth of Venus Illegitima (5:15)
3. Wine of Aluqah (5:04)
4. Clavicula Nox (8:50)
5. The Wild Hunt (3:49)
6. Eye of Shiva (6:19)
7. Black Sun (5:10)
8. Draconian Trilogy, Part 1: The Opening (1:28)
9. Draconian Trilogy, Part 2: Morning Star (3:34)
10. Draconian Trilogy, Part 3: Black Diamonds (2:58)
11. Raven of Dispersion (5:57)

Total Time: 55:15

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Warthur
Having fully blossomed on Lepaca Kliffoth and Theli, Therion then hit a transitional phase as they drained their music of its former death metal influences and worked to put in a more gothic foundation for their particular brand of symphonic metal. The end result is an album I can't help but find less immediately arresting than its two predecessors, though it's a competent enough job and when it does work it's an interesting continuation of this particular musical direction. Still, I can't help but feel that underneath the undeniable polish Vovin is just a bit more vapid than the preceding albums.
bonnek
Therion had one more great work in them before they turned into a metal muzak producing unit, While Theli marked the end of their creative progression, Vovin is a solid confirmation of their quality standards. Even though the music is very straightforward, the huge symphonic arrangements, operatic voices and pleasant melodies could easily win over many prog-heads.

While every song is most pleasant, the continuous slow place and generic approach bogs down the effect somewhat. The Wild Hunt is the only up-tempo track that stirs things up a bit. Another weakness is that it is really too sweet and smooth all the way through. It's sure done tastefully, neither kitschy nor excessive (which is quite an achievement in this style), but sometimes I'd really like to kick their butt hoping they would put a bit more adventure in their work.

Therion used to be a unique and ground-breaking metal act in the 90's. Vovin easily proves that. But I used to be more overwhelmed by it at the time it came out. Since then it hasn't survived repeated critical listens all that well, I only play it occasionally now.

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