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Ashes To Ashes

Candlemass

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Album Review

This punishing live album originally released in 2010 captures the original lineup of Swedish metalheads Candlemass in concert. The ten epic songs that make up the set list capture a cross section of the band's technical time-shifts and nearly prog-like metal workouts. Singer Johan Längquist's theatrical, sometimes operatically influenced vocals push tracks like "Hammer of Doom" and the almost 12-minute micro-opus "A Sorcerer's Pledge."

Biography

Formed: 1985 in Sweden

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Sweden's Candlemass helped reintroduce the lumbering power chords of Black Sabbath to an entire generation of post-New Wave of British Heavy Metal and post-thrash metalheads, almost single-handedly writing the handbook for the modern doom metal movement in the process. After the breakup of his first band, Nemesis, in 1985, bassist Leif Edling founded Candlemass with vocalist Johan Lanquist, guitarist Mats Bjorkman, and drummer Matz Ekstroem. Their watershed debut, Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, was...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock
  • Released: Jun 29, 2010

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