Sitra Ahra (album)

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Sitra Ahra
Studio album by
Released17 September 2010
Polar Studios, Stockholm
Genre Symphonic metal
Label Nuclear Blast
Therion chronology
The Miskolc Experience
Sitra Ahra
Les Fleurs du Mal
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Metal Hammer [2] (6/7)

Sitra Ahra is the fourteenth full-length musical album by Therion released on 17 September 2010 in Europe, and 26 October 2010 in North America. [3] It is the first studio release since Gothic Kabbalah in 2007. The album title was announced on 4 February 2010. It refers to the Qliphoth of Qabalistic lore.


Track listing

  1. "Introduction/Sitra Ahra" - 5:24
  2. "Kings of Edom" - 8:51
  3. "Unguentum Sabbati" - 5:09
  4. "Land of Canaan" - 10:32
  5. "Hellequin" - 5:18
  6. "2012: Return of the Feathered Serpent" - 4:16
  7. "Cú Chulainn" - 4:16
  8. "Kali Yuga Part 3: Autumn of the Aeons" - 3:41
  9. "The Shells Are Open" - 3:44
  10. "Din" - 2:37
  11. "Children of the Stone: After the Inquisition" - 7:22


Chart (2010)Peak
Hungarian Albums Chart [4] 5
Slovenian Albums Chart [5] 27
Greek Albums Chart [6] 44
French Albums Chart [7] 51
Belgian Albums Chart [8] 56
German Albums Chart [9] 73
Austrian Albums Chart [10] 75
Dutch Albums Chart [11] 95
Mexican Albums Chart [12] 97


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