To say that I looked forward to this one is a huge understatement. To begin with, I must say that Therion is a pretty new acquaintance for me even though they have been playing since the early 90’s. Much have happened with Therion since their early Death Metal days. Nowadays the band is more of a operatic metal band and the brutal riffing and growling is long gone and was more or less gone on their twin release of the albums Lemuria and Sirius B (2004). Those albums were my first acquaintance with the band and those CDs are ok, but they didn’t make me a fan. That happened with their last album, Gothic Kabbalah (2007), now a big favourite of mine. That meant that I had some really big expectations for this one. But much has happened since they released and toured that album.