If you like Therion, you should also check out: After Forever, Epica, Luca Turilli's Dreamquest
Therion began as a fairly interesting death metal band, though nothing I personally took interest in. That all changed when they released "Theli" (described by founder Christofer as the music they had always meant to do but couldn't afford) and became the kings of orchestral metal. Each subsquent release saw Therion incorporating more classical elements, including choirs, violins, and other classical instruments. Truly, one of the most original and interesting bands in metal, and one of my personal favorites.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Christofer Johnsson||Guitar, Keyboard||Carbonized, Demonoid, Liers In Wait|
|Johan Niemann||Bass||Demonoid, Evergrey, Mind's Eye (SWE), Tears Of Anger||Hubi Meisel|