Swedish act Therion originated in the late-80s. Following a couple of demos in 1989, the band's style evolved out of an effective and raw mix of thrash/death metal. The demo Time Shall Tell gained the attention of Deaf/Peaceville Records and led to the release of the band's 11991 debut album, Of Darkness..., featuring songs which mainman Christofer Johnsson had composed in the '80s. The album could be defined as an early example of progressive death metal, though also included influences from other genres, distinguishing the band from traditional death metal acts of the time. Of Darkness... was recorded at Sunlight Studio in Stockholm (Entombed, Katatonia, Amorphis), with producer Tomas Skogsberg. Therion later went on to great success in the symphonic metal field. Available here on on 180g vinyl with its original artwork.