Tales of Creation

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Tales of Creation
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Studio album by Candlemass
Released 25 September 1989
Recorded June–July 1989
Studio Stockholm Recording, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Epic doom metal
Length 42:43
Label Music for Nations (UK)
Enigma/Metal Blade (US)
Producer Candlemass, Mats Lindfors
Candlemass chronology
Ancient Dreams
Tales of Creation
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10[2]

Tales of Creation is the fourth album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1989 and reissued with bonus CD in 2001.

Some of the material from this album ("Dark Reflections", "Under the Oak", "Into the Unfathomed Tower", "Somewhere in Nowhere" and "A Tale of Creation") were originally recorded in 1985 by one of the earliest incarnations of Candlemass. "Under the Oak" is actually a remake of a song from their 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus. The cover art is a modified Gustave Doré's work "The Creation of Light".

Tales of Creation was also the last to feature vocalist Messiah Marcolin for 15 years until he (temporarily) came back.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Leif Edling.

No. Title Length
1. "The Prophecy" 1:27
2. "Dark Reflections" 5:06
3. "Voices in the Wind" 0:14
4. "Under the Oak" 6:00
5. "Tears" 4:13
6. "Into the Unfathomed Tower" 3:04
7. "The Edge of Heaven" 6:25
8. "Somewhere in Nowhere" 3:47
9. "Through the Infinitive Halls of Death" 5:07
10. "Dawn" 0:25
11. "A Tale of Creation" 6:55


Additional musicians
  • Jim Bachman - narration
  • Jay Larssen - narration
  • Mats Lindfors - producer, mixing
  • Micke Mårtensson - artwork, layout


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Candlemass - Tales of Creation review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.