Demonoid is a perfect example of what a side project
should be, the core of
coming up with some ideas and, realizing they didn't fit with
their main band, decided to up and form a side band.
In short order an album, Riders Of The Apocalypse
released, without a great deal of fanfare, as the members have
somewhat downplayed the Therion connection.
This makes sense, since anyone expecting traditional
metal or operatic choirs will be disappointed.
is, however, is an energetic slice of death-ish
thrash, familiar yet not dated nor cloning anyone else in
Christofer Johnsson returns to the growly death vocals that
he used in the earliest days of Therion, and considering he
hasn't sung in this style for years, his vocals are natural
isn't a particularly complex album, but it's effective
and a great listen.
As with all side bands, the long-term viability here is in question,
since Therion is the main focus for all involved, but there does
appear to be interest in touring and recording in the future.
Johnsson has decided to retire from singing in Therion, and as a
result, has also stepped down from Demonoid.
A replacement vocalist has been found, and the band hope to record
and increase touring in the future.
Riders Of The Apocalypse
Reviews: Chronicles Of Chaos
Sea Of Tranquility
Lords Of Metal
- 14th Century Plagues
- Hunger My Consort
- The Evocation
- Arrival of the Horsemen
- End of Our Times
- Christofer Johnsson
- Kristian Niemann
- Johan Niemann
- Rickard Evansand