|Within 12 months after 'Ancient Dreams', Candlemass released their concept album 'Tales of Creation'. Biggest difference between this one and 'Ancient Dreams' is the production, which is a lot better/heavier.|
After the intro the CD kicks off with 'Dark Reflections'. A mid tempo song, but unfortunately not a classic opener like I used to hear from Candlemass. Still good though. After another intro we get 'Under The Oak'. This song was already on the 'Epicus-' record and was written with the 'Tales Of Creation' concept in mind. Song 5 'Tears' is the first song that really grabs my attention. Great doom riff and excellent solo from Lars Johansson. The instrumental 'Into The Unfathomed Tower' is actually a speed metal song. Not that I'm complaining. It's really good.
In 'The Edge Of Heaven' Messiah sings: "Oh Lord! This Must Be Heaven", and indeed he's right. These songs kicks major ass and is one of Candlemass' best songs ever. A wonderful melody and a brilliant solo. The slowest song is song 8 'Somewhere In Nowhere'. Not much variation, but an excellent song, which unfortunalety fades out during the solo. 'Through The Infinite Halls Of Death' is a fast song. (For Candlemass standards anyway) This song is ok, but not something special. After the last intro we get the title track, which is a great song again.
Overall this record isn't as good as their first three, but still recommended.
1. The prophecy
2. Dark reflections
3. Voices in the wind
4. Under the oak
6. Into the unfathomed tower
PT. I Dance of the Fay
PT. II Magic/Entering the tower
PT. III Dance of the Fay (reprise)
PT. VI Souls flight
PT. V Towards the unknown
PT. VI Choir of Angels
PT. VII Outside the gates of heaven
7. The edge of heaven
8. Somewhere in nowhere
9. Through the infinitive halls of death
11. A tale of creation
Duration : Approx. 43 minutes
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