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|Released||12 January 2007|
|Genre||Symphonic gothic metal, progressive metal|
|Label|| Nuclear Blast |
Gothic Kabbalah is the thirteenth full-length album by Swedish symphonic metal group Therion. It was released in Europe on 12 January 2007. The album was mixed by Stefan Glaumann, who also contributed to bands such as Rammstein, Evergrey, Europe and Def Leppard. The main line-up has been slightly changed since previous studio albums ( Lemuria and Sirius B ): Petter Karlsson returned to play drums, having already played with the band during Lemuria / Sirius B tour during the period of 2004–2006. Since Christofer Johnsson announced in 2006 he is retiring from singing,vocals on Gothic Kabbalah were performed by Mats Levén, as well as Snowy Shaw and three female singers: Katarina Lilja, Anna Nyhlin and Hannah Holgersson.
The album is based on concepts from the life of 17th-century esoteric scholar Johannes Bureus.
All lyrics by Thomas Karlsson. Music as indicated:
Gothic Kabbalah has been also released as limited edition double LP vinyl (180 gram; 33⅓ rpm). It features colored vinyl, gatefold cover and it has been released in 1000 hand-numbered copies.
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The album has received generally good reviews from critics, including Chronicles of Chaosand Allmusic hailing it as "the first truly great rock opera of the 21st century".
The album was the band's first to enter the Swedish Albums Chart.
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