“Deggial”将金属扎实的力量和唯美细腻的古典音乐结合得天衣无缝，铿锵有力、缓慢厚重的金属吉他节奏，附和男女主唱壮阔悲怆的重唱，映衬简单肃穆的小提琴和气势恢宏的交响乐伴奏，Therion在专辑里展现他们绝妙的编曲技巧和独到的音乐才华，相比于“Vovin”，Therion在这张专辑里驾驭交响歌 剧金属的能力显得更炉火纯青。专辑里的第三首(Enter vril-ya）和第五首（The invincible）是我的最爱（本站提供过下载），壮阔悲情、精彩绝伦、百听不厌！我每次一打开电脑就要播放它们，让这种金属铁血交融的特质冲击我的耳膜！谁曾想过，他们以前是玩死亡金属的？！赶快珍藏两张吧，多么罕有的声音！世间少有的美妙乐章！
Comments from Christofer Johnsson:
"Earlier we had only used real strings and real choir. But on this album (which costed 115.000 DM to record and required 3 months in the studio) I had to budget to also include various brass and woodwind instruments as well as orchestral drums.
What was most developed on this album, in my own opinion, was the classic compositions. Guitarwise I went back a bit in time and used many riffs in the vein of the 80s heavy metal bands that I grew up with. We also tried to make the guitarsound a bit heavier and almost in a 80s way. The differences in the songs on this album compared to the earlier ones lie sometimes very easy hearable like in Via Nocturna or especially Flight Of The Lord Of Flies but mostly in the depth of the songs to be discovered first after a few times listening (like in Emerald Crown, where I used 70s influenced parts using blues scale, something I never used earlier on any album)."
Info from booklet:
Christofer Johnsson: guitar/keyboards
Kristian Niemann: lead guitar
Johan Niemann: bass guitar
Sami Karpinnen: drums
Hansi Kursch: lead vocals on "Flesh of the Gods"
Jan Kazda: acoustic guitar
Waldemar Sorychta: acoustic guitar on "O Fortuna"
Alexander Schimmeroth: piano
The different world orchestra/choir:
Eilen Kupper: soprano (choir, solo)
Angelika Marz: soprano (choir)
Dorothee Fischer: alto (choir)
Anne Tributh: alto (choir)
Georg Hansen: tenor (choir, solo)
Miguel Rosales: tenor (choir)
Jorg Brauker: bass (choir, solo)
Javier Zapater: bass (choir)
Heike Haushalter: 1. violin
Petra Stalz: 2. violin
Monika Maltek: viola
Gesa Hangen: celo
Konstantin Weinstroer: doublebass (kontrabass)
Annette Gadatsch: flute
Stefanie Dietz: oboe
John Ellis: french horn
Volker Goetz: flugelhorn, trumpet
Dietrich Geese: tuba, sousaphon, trumpet
Daniel Hacker: orchestra drums
Recorded, mixed and mastered during September, October and November 1999 at Woodhouse studio, Germany.
Produced, recorded and mastered, by Siegfried Bemm, jr.
Mixed by dan Diamond
Pre- and co-produced by Christofer Johnsson
Engineered by Mathias Klinkmann
All music written by Christofer Johnsson except "O Fortuna".
All lyrics written by Thomas Karlsson except "O Fortunna".
O Fortuna written by Carl Orff.
Metal and rock arrangements by Christofer Johnsson and Therion.
Classical Arrangenments by Christofer Johnsson with additional arrangements by Jan Kazda.
Sami Karppinen plays KTAMA drums exclusively.
Johan Niemann plays ZON bass guitars exclusively.
A big thanx goes to all the people involved in creating this album, with extra special thanx to Jan Kazda, without him the classical arrangements on this album would be a complete mess recording and a nightmare organising.
01. Seven Secrets Of The Sphinx [3:35]
02. Eternal Return [7:10]
03. Enter Vril-Ya [6:38]
04. Ship Of Luna [6:28]
05. The Invincible [5:09]
06. Deggial [5:03]
07. Emerald Crown [5:29]
08. The Flight Of The Lord Of Flies [1:22]
09. Flesh Of The Gods [4:06]
10. Via Nocturna (Part 1: The Path, Part 2- Hexentanz) [9:33]
11. O Fortuna [3:22]