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|Released||22 January 2021|
Leviathan is the seventeenth full-length album by Swedish symphonic metal band Therion. It was released on 22 January 2021 by Nuclear Blast Records.It is the first part in the planned Leviathan trilogy, its sequels Leviathan II and Leviathan III are scheduled for 2022 and 2023 respectively.
Two music videos were released for the album: Die Wellen der Zeit and Tuonela; also a lyric video was released for the song Leviathan. A few months after the release of the album, a third music video was made for Eye of Algol.
Vocalist Thomas Vikström confirmed that the band indeed aimed to make a more "normal" album again.
As with most Therion albums, all songs are based on various mythology. All lyrics are written by Per Albinsson except "Psalm of Retribution", which was written by Christofer Johnsson.
Critical reception of Leviathan was mostly positive; many critics compared the album to Therion's albums of 2000s and considered it a band's "return" after two softer and more complex concept albums.
|1.||"The Leaf on the Oak of Far"||Christofer Johnsson, Thomas Vikström||3:38|
|4.||"Die Wellen der Zeit"||Nalle Påhlsson||3:46|
|5.||"Aži Dahāka"||Christofer Johnsson||3:06|
|6.||"Eye of Algol"||Christofer Johnsson, Thomas Vikström||4:03|
|7.||"Nocturnal Light"||Thomas Vikström||5:37|
|8.||"Great Marquis of Hell"||Christofer Johnsson, Thomas Vikström||2:36|
|9.||"Psalm of Retribution"||Christofer Johnsson, Thomas Vikström||5:02|
|10.||"El Primer Sol"||Christofer Johnsson, Thomas Vikström||3:37|
|11.||"Ten Courts of Diyu"||Thomas Vikström||5:29|
|Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)||45|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||173|
|French Albums (SNEP)||162|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||11|
|Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)||15|
|Polish Albums (ZPAV)||25|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||12|
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