Candlemass (album)

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Candlemass
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Studio album by Candlemass
Released 3 May 2005
Recorded November–December 2004
Studio Polar Studios, Platform Studios and Airplay Studio, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Doom metal
Length 55:06 (original version)
58:29 (digipak and double vinyl version)
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Pontus Norgren and Candlemass
Candlemass chronology
Doomed for Live – Reunion 2002
(2003)
Candlemass
(2005)
King of the Grey Islands
(2007)
Singles from Candlemass
  1. "Assassin of the Light"
    Released: 2005
  2. "Black Dwarf"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net8.5/10[2]
Chronicles of Chaos8.5/10[3]
Exclaim!(favourable)[4]
PopMatters8/10 stars[5]
Rock Hard8.5/10[6]

Candlemass is the eighth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 2005. This was the band's last album with singer Messiah Marcolin.

A video for the album's opener, "Black Dwarf", was made. The song "Witches" was also included in the soundtrack for the 2009 video game Brütal Legend.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Leif Edling

  1. "Black Dwarf" – 5:43
  2. "Seven Silver Keys" – 4:59
  3. "Assassin of the Light" – 6:29
  4. "Copernicus" – 7:17
  5. "The Man Who Fell from the Sky" (instrumental) – 3:26
  6. "Witches" – 6:22
  7. "Born in a Tank" – 4:56
  8. "Spellbreaker" – 7:02
  9. "The Day and the Night" – 8:52
  10. "Mars and Volcanoes" – 3:23 (Bonus track on digipak and double vinyl editions)

Personnel[edit]

Candlemass
Additional musicians
  • Carl Westholm – additional keyboards
Production
  • Pontus Norgren - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Uffe Larsson, Anders Ringman - vocal overdubs engineers at Platform Studios
  • Niklas Flyckt - mixing
  • Claes Persson - mastering

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Swedish Albums Chart[7] 7
German Albums Chart[8] 96

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Candlemass - Candlemass review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  2. ^ Bergman, Keith. "Candlemass - Candlemass". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  3. ^ Smit, Jackie (19 April 2005). "Candlemass - Candlemass". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  4. ^ Ayers, Chris (1 July 2005). "Candlemass - Candlemass". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2017-10-27. 
  5. ^ Begrand, Adrien (18 May 2005). "Candlemass - self-titled". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  6. ^ Kaiser, Boris (2005). "Review Album Des Monats: Candlemass - Candlemass". Rock Hard (in German). No. 216. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  7. ^ "Candlemass - Candlemass (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Album – Candlemass, Candlemass..." Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 October 2017.