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Candlemass : Nightfall

Pffffftt... how does one go about reviewing one of the biggest classics within the genre by a true classic amongst bands? Although not as influential as 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' this is the album seen by a lot of fans as their best.

Having found a permanent singer in M. Marcolin, Candlemass set about creating one of the finest albums ever. Perhaps compared to modern-day death/doom it's not that heavy but for its time it definately was skull crushing heavy and it still packs an impact almost no modernday band has been able to accomplish!

These heavy lamentations remind one of the first Black Sabbath albums and are complimented by rather unique clean vocals. When M. Marcolin sings "Ring Brother, ring for me. Ring the bells of hope and faith. Ring for my damnation. I am at the gallows end" it is hard not to be captured by his voice. In essence this album embodies all that is traditional 80's doom-metal. Simply a must have for any real fan of the genre. Buy now, no questions ask!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Gothic Stone
2. The Well of Souls
3. Codex Gigas
4. At the Gallow's End
5. Samarithan
6. Marche Funebre
7. Dark are the Veils of Death
8. Mourner's Lament
9. Bewitched
10. Black Candles

Duration : Approx. 46 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Aldo Quispel
Hate Your Guts Records
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