Unpredictable is the world of a Therion fan. Expect the unexpected and when you do, don’t expect things to be unexpected. Kind of. Therion started out as a death metal band in the early 90’s formed by guitarist and then lead singer (growler) Christoffer Johnson. But for every album, they became more and more melodic until, with the addition of Mats Levén (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Treat, Swedish Erotica) and the parallel albums Lemuria and Sirius B in 2004, where most of the growling was gone, replaced by clean singing and some big operatic influences. With their 2007 masterpiece Gothic Kabbalah, all growling was gone and the music had gone from extreme metal to hard rock and metal with catchy melodies all over the place. But the whole band jumped the Therion ship after the tour and for their 2010 album Sitra Ahra new vocalist Thomas Vikström (ex-Talk Of The Town, Candlemass) had taken the place as lead vocalist beside Snowy Shaw. After that album and the following tour, there would be no more Therion records, we were told.