VINYL RELEASE DATE: 8/19/2022
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 1988
VARIANT: Black Vinyl LP
THE CLASSIC SLAB OF PURE 80's DOOM METAL FROM THE SWEDISH LEGENDS – PRESENTED ON SINGLE BLACK VINYL
Candlemass was formed by bassist & songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984, & is well known for its epic doom metal, having a great influence over a generation of the genre's subsequent greats such as Paradise Lost & My Dying Bride - Candlemass themselves taking a large influence from Black Sabbath.
‘Ancient Dreams’ was Candlemass' third album, released in 1988, & it featured a natural progression of slow-mid tempo epic arrangements from their previous release, ‘Nightfall’ - perhaps even more distinction between slow & faster parts - with the unique tones & unmistakable voice of Messiah Marcolin still dominating proceedings on this pure doom metal classic.
With a perfect balance between melody & sheer heaviness, it is still debatable as to whether this is the ultimate Candlemass & therefore greatest doom metal album of all time, with some giving this title preference over the seminal ‘Nightfall’ album.
‘Ancient Dreams’ was produced by Leif Edling & Candlemass & was recorded at Stockholm Recording studios in 1988.
This edition of ‘Ancient Dreams’ is presented on single black vinyl, featuring the original cover art.
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