Lepaca Kliffoth

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Lepaca Kliffoth
Therion Lepaca-Kliffoth cover-darker.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 April 1995
Recorded1994
Music Lab Studio, Berlin
Genre Death/doom, symphonic metal
Length48:38
Label Megarock Records
MRRCD 029
Nuclear Blast (reedition)
NB 127-2
Digipack: NB 216-2
Producer Christofer Johnsson
Therion chronology
Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas
(1993)
Lepaca Kliffoth
(1995)
Theli
(1996)

Lepaca Kliffoth is the fourth full-length studio release by Swedish symphonic metal band Therion. The title refers to the Qliphoth. Stylistically, it retains the aggressive riffing and harsh growls of the band's previous death metal output, while also incorporating more elements of traditional heavy metal and more pronounced gothic and symphonic elements, often leading to this album being viewed as a transitional album in Therion's discography.

Contents

Track listing

Lyrics and Music by Christofer Johnsson, except where stated:

  1. "The Wings of the Hydra" – 3:33
  2. "Melez" (Lyrics - Christofer Johnsson, Thomas Karlsson) – 4:07
  3. "Arrival of the Darkest Queen" – 0:54
  4. "The Beauty in Black" (Lyrics - Thomas Karlsson) – 3:12
  5. "Riders of Theli" (Music - Fredrik Isaksson) – 2:51
  6. "Black" (Music - Christofer Johnsson, Piotr Wawrzeniuk) – 5:02
  7. "Darkness Eve" – 5:19
  8. "Sorrows of the Moon" (Lyrics and Music - Martin Eric Ain) (Celtic Frost cover) – 3:26
  9. "Let the New Day Begin" (Music - Christofer Johnsson, Piotr Wawrzeniuk) – 3:35
  10. "Lepaca Kliffoth" (Lyrics - Thomas Karlsson) – 4:26
  11. "Evocation of Vovin" – 4:52

Japanese edition

Japanese edition contains also bonus track "The Veil of Golden Spheres".

Digipack re-release

Re-release in digipack format contains two bonus tracks: "Enter the Voids" (from Lepaca Kliffoth LP) and "The Veil of Golden Spheres". First release of digipack from November 15, 1996 has a black tray and missing #8 track "Sorrows of the Moon" on the back cover. Second release (ca. 1999) has a clear tray, fixed track listing and additional pictures on the inside cover.

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Guest musicians

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Cover

Qliphoth

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Lepaca Kliffoth inlay

Album's inlay contains eleven pointed star, hendecagram, which is the symbol strictly related with the band. Every triangle and space between include Qliphoth's name (see image on the right). The list contains following names:

Names mentioned in triangles came from the Dragon Rouge's Draconian initiation.

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