Deggial

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Deggial
Therion Deggial cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released31 January 2000 [1]
RecordedSeptember − November 1999
StudioWoodhouse Studio (Hagen, Germany)
Genre Symphonic metal, hard rock
Length57:56
Label Nuclear Blast
NB 442-2
Producer Siegfried Bemm
Therion chronology
Crowning of Atlantis
(1999)
Deggial
(2000)
The Early Chapters of Revelation
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Deggial is the ninth full-length studio album by Swedish symphonic metal band Therion in 2000. As with many of Therion's other albums, Deggial features a choir and orchestra. Unlike their earlier release Vovin , which seemed to focus more on vocals, Deggial's style leans towards hard rock and sounds overall like Vovin with more atmosphere.

Contents

In 2021, it was elected by Metal Hammer as the 8th best symphonic metal album of all time. [3]

Track listing

Music written by Christofer Johnsson, lyrics by Thomas Karlsson except where noted

  1. "Seven Secrets of the Sphinx" – 3:36
  2. "Eternal Return" – 7:10
  3. "Enter Vril-Ya" – 6:38
  4. "Ship of Luna" – 6:28
  5. "The Invincible" – 5:09
  6. "Deggial" – 5:03
  7. "Emerald Crown" – 5:29
  8. "The Flight of the Lord of Flies" – 1:22
  9. "Flesh of the Gods" – 4:04
  10. "Via Nocturna (Part 1: The Path, Part 2: Hexentanz)" – 9:30
  11. "O Fortuna" (originally composed by Carl Orff) – 3:21

Japanese edition

Japanese edition contains three bonus songs – tracks #8, #9 and #10 from Crowning of Atlantis .

Personnel

Guest musicians

Choir

Orchestra

Technical personnel

Charts

Chart (2000)Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [4] 43

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References

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  2. Allmusic review
  3. Davies, Hywel; Dome, Malcolm; Goodman, Eleanor; Chantler, Chris; Gordon, Connie; Grady, Spencer; Rees, Adam; Selzer, Jonathan (17 November 2021). "The 25 best symphonic metal albums". Metal Hammer . Future plc . Retrieved 2 January 2022.
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