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Therion - Live Gothic

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Therion - Live Gothic

Therion - Live Gothic

Nuclear Blast Records

The Bottom Line

Therion fans will enjoy this 2 CD/1 DVD set of a 2007 live show.
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  • Includes both CDs and a DVD.
  • Great audio quality.
  • Diverse song selection from throughout the band's career.


  • None.


  • Released August 5, 2008 on Nuclear Blast Records.
  • Recorded in Warsaw, Poland on February 14, 2008.
  • This is Therion's second live CD (2002's Live In Midgard was the other.)

Guide Review - Therion - Live Gothic

Christofer Johnsson has kept Therion going for over 20 years, through many member changes and musical shifts. In addition to being the band's guitarist, Johnsson was also the singer until 2006. Now a rotating lineup of male and female singers shoulder the vocal load.

Live Gothic is a double CD and 1 DVD set. There are 22 songs spread over the two discs, and the DVD is the visual version of that same 2007 concert in Warsaw, Poland. The setlist focuses primarily on 2007's Gothic Kabbalah, but they cover a lot of other material as well. There are songs going back to 1996's Theli. Tracks from 1998's Vovin, 1999's Crowning Of Atlantis, 2000's Deggial, 2001's Secret Of The Runes, 2004's Sirius B and 2004's Lemuria are also featured.

The band sounds great, with thick riffs and the orchestral majesty Therion is known for. The vocalists for the concert were Lori Lewis (Aesma Daeva), Katarina Lilja (Sobre Nocturne), Mats Leven (who has since left the band) and Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate).

Live CDs are designed to appeal to fans of a band, and Live Gothic satisfies with great audio and video quality, a diverse song selection, and of course a great performance by Therion.

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