DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

Therion - 'Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond' Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     May 17, 2014    
0.0 (0)
5060   2   1   0   0   0




Firstly it's a bargain and secondly a triumph.

This three DVD set showcases Therion on two separate world tours. Their 20th Anniversary concert recorded in Budapest in 2007 and a newer show filmed at Prog Power Atlanta in 2011.

The first disc is taken up with the Anniversary gig, which is an overblown show, where every little detail is taken to the upmost extremes and expanded out of all proportions. This is so that Therion could deliver a spectacular concert for their fanatical audience on this special night. Joining the main band to aid proceedings is a wonderful set of guest singers including Mats Leven, Snowy Shaw, Lori Lewis and special guest for the night Messiah Marcolin. Also lending a helping hand during the show is Axel Rudi Pell's keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg who does an amazing job throughout the concert. What a spectacle the whole show is, with living statues masked to look like the Devil and various demons littering the stage with the band playing in front of a Gothic Cathedral backdrop. They act out various horrific scenarios during many of the songs that they perform, all of which helps to enhance this wonderful spectacle. Then, because it's the Anniversary of the band, we get a full rendition of the ground-breaking (where Therion really started to evolve and change, as a musical entity) 'Theli' album in all its glory. As they play this part of the show, the band really seem to be drawing their energy from the crowd and enjoying themselves immensely as they powerfully run through the songs from this superb album. The first disc finishes with encores 'Adulruna Rediviva' and 'Black Funeral' and Therion prove with this one concert that they aren't just a Heavy Metal band but something much, much more.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site

If that wasn't enough we have their triumphant two hour show filmed at Prog Power 2011. Even though it's performed on a smaller stage and in front of an even smaller rabid crowd, it is no less powerful a concert. The band rock through twenty-one songs, with only a few of them repeated from the first disc, so in essence you get two completely different shows, both of which are eminently watchable. I think Therion fans will explode with joy once they have watched the two concert DVD's but I also think that those amongst you who might be a little sceptical as to the merits of Therion's music, will really enjoy watching and acquainting yourselves with this band's brand of Symphonic Metal.

Rounding things off we have a third disc that features the 011 video where the band act out a thirteen minute Gothic Horror story using the music of 'Adulruna Rediviva' as its musical foundation. There is also a very interesting, 011 five part 'Making Of' documentary, plus three more videos 'Amazing Voice', 'Kali Yuga III' and 'Sons Of The Staves Of Time' to finish everything off.

At almost five hours in length the 'Adulruna Rediviva And Beyond' is essentially two things, firstly it's a bargain and secondly a triumph.

Ian Johnson

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


Member Login


<<  February 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
      1  2  3
  4  5  6  7  8  910

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month ago
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #85 is out now!
  • Berny : @Bill24: Please follow the instructions at «link» or contact me directly at «email»
  • Bill24 : I cannot unzip the mp3's asking for a password. Same one I use to login with? Please someone help. Thanks.
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny
  • Berny : The FREE PDF version of Fireworks #82 is still available, including 88 (!!) bonus MP3 songs Just click on the banner on top of the site. Already 800+ downloads and counting!
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Apologies! Link was fixed, CD 84 is now available from the FIREWORKS menu on top of the page (for registered members only). Thanks & best wishes, B :)
  • SeaDog57 : Doesn't seem to be a download for bonus cd 84 just 2 identical versions of Bonus CD 83?
  • Rocktopia Te : Interviews with Lordi, Dee Snider, W.A.S.P., Myles Kennedy and many more. Check out the Fireworks & Rocktopia interview sections!
  • Berny : We are proud to premiere the new lyric video by MASS! Check out the news section.
  • Berny : Hi biggywiggymusic: Sorted out, apologies for the delay.
  • biggywiggymu : Hi I just ordered download of 84 - took my PayPal and then it said I didn't pay. Have the transaction number. Can someone help?
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #84 is out now!!
  • amcc1888 : Thanks Berny
  • Berny : @amcc1888: Please check your mail. Many thanks, B.
  • amcc1888 : Hi There i have ordered Fireworks Issue 83 and paid by PayPal but you have charged me twice but the download has not appeared in my account...also sent you a web contact message..anyone there to help me thanks Tony
  • Berny : We proudly present the new lyric video by AMERICAN TEARS, pls. check out our newsfeed!
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 500 live reviews on Rocktopia! Check out the latest ones, incl. Iron Maiden, Steven Tyler and Steelhouse Festival 2018!
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Purchases were added to your account. Sorry for the troubles, not sure why you are still having issues with the DL store. Pls. check your mail. Many thanks & best wishes, B.
  • Transmet1972 : Sent another email re new purchase. Same download issue. Thanks.
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Support received your message, I already sent a reply.
  • Transmet1972 : Site wont allow me to send ticket to support.
  • Transmet1972 : I cant access the files for 2 downloadable mags i purchased. Site wint
  • Graham : Hi guys i wonder if anyone knows what happend to Greg Parker who formed the band Ozz that released 2 Lps in 1980,
  • Berny : HEAVEN'S TRAIL premiere their new lyric video on Rocktopia. Check out the news section ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : @Berny did another lyric video for ROYAL HUNT. Pls. check out our news aection and watch the video on YouTube ... «link»
  • Hysteria : @ Rocktopia Team: GREAT SONG & VIDEO!!! Thanks for sharing!
  • Rocktopia Te : EXCLUSIVE Guild Of Ages music video premiere! Check out «link» ! Did you like the video? Please send us your comments!
  • Berny : Check out the new live reviews: http;//

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us


This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site