CANDLEMASS “Death Magic Doom” /Ltd. Digipack CD + DVD/



The tenth full-length album by the legendary Swedish Epic Doom Metal band.
Sweden's premier Doom Metal masters are back again. And this time vocalist Robert Lowe has been a part of the band long enough to really melt into the groove. Leif is still the one who writes all the music and the lyrics. But "Death Magic Doom" still comes across as more of a band effort than any Candlemass album since "Tales Of Creation"! It's a natural step forth from "King Of The Grey Island". But it is also so much more than its predecessor. Whereas "King Of The Grey Island" presented the "new" band's baby steps, "Death Magic Doom" is already the full grown version of the band.
Leif is once again wearing his influences on his sleeves, belting out some amazing Sabbath-ish riffs. Robert's soaring vocals delivers the mystical lyrical contents in an oh so fitting style. Most of the time band plodder along in a slow to mid-tempo speed, typical for the Doom genre. But many of the songs can go from slow to mid-paced to fast all in one! It's the Epic-ness and length of some of the tunes that opens up for much variety. And Leif makes sure that there is plenty of dynamics within each composition, and also in the flow of the album as a whole. "Death Magic Doom" also holds the rare capacity of sounding like new and familiar at once. The production is very warm, and lets all of the instrument shine in their respective places. It's great to hear new Metal albums that doesn't have to be all modern, crispy-clear and sterile. Metal is about letting the bottom end hit you in the pelvis, and that is just what this record does. Mission accomplished!
This album might just be the pinnacle of the Doom Metal scene in the new century. And it will be cemented in history as a classic in the genre. This is one from the best works of 2009!!
Limited Edition digipack includes hidden bonus track “Lucifer Rising” and bonus DVD with “Polar Studios” and “US Tour 2008”!
Nuclear Blast GmbH, 2009 (NB 2272-0). Made in Germany. First press.


Tracklist:
1. If I Ever Die     4:54 
2. Hammer Of Doom     6:17 
3. The Bleeding Baroness     7:19 
4. Demon Of The Deep     5:22 
5. House Of 1000 Voices     7:50 
6. Dead Angel     4:05 
7. Clouds Of Dementia     5:39 
8. My Funeral Dreams     6:06 
Hidden Track:
9. Lucifer Rising     3:43     
Total playing time: 51:15

DVD:
1. Polar Studios     
2. US Tour 2008


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