Candlemass Ancient Dreams on Limited Edition 180g 2LP
Candlemass was formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984, and is well known for its epic doom metal, having a great influence over a generation of the genre’s subsequent greats like Paradise and My Dying Bride - while the band themselves were largely influenced by groups like Black Sabbath.
Ancient Dreams is Candlemass’ third album, a pure doom metal classic originally released in 1988. The album features a natural progression from the slow-mid tempo epic arrangements of their previous release, Nightfall with perhaps even more of a distinction between slow and faster parts. However, the proceedings are once again dominated by the unique tones and unmistakable voice of frontman Messiah Marcolin.
With a perfect balance between melody and sheer heaviness, it is still debatable as to whether this is the ultimate Candlemass offering and therefore greatest doom metal album of all time, with some giving this particular title preference over the seminal Nightfall album. Ancient Dreams was produced by Edling and recorded at Stockholm Recording studios.
This classic slab of pure '80s doom metal from Swedish legends Candlemass is presented on double gatefold 180g heavyweight vinyl.
Candlemass Ancient Dreams Track Listing:
1. Mirror Mirror
2. A Cry From The Crypt
3. Darkness In Paradise
4. Incarnation Of Evil
1. Bearer Of Pain
2. Ancient Dreams
3. The Bells Of Acheron
4. Epistle No. 81
5. Black Sabbath Medley