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CANDLEMASS “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” /CD/


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CANDLEMASS
Remastered re-rlease of the debut full-length studio album by legendary Swedish Epic Doom Metal band.
The album title "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" is a dog latin translation rendering of Epic Doom Metal – the genre which the band helped pioneer and with which it is most commonly identified.
"Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" is a true classic. Heavy Metal riffs blended with almost Neoclassical touches, plus some theatrical elements, bringing to mind bands like Mercyful Fate. On its release, the album had a significantly different sound than other European Heavy Metal bands of the time, because of their use of operatic vocals mixed over slow and heavy guitar riffs. The album did not sell well on its initial release, which led to the band being dropped from the Black Dragon Records during the same year. Upon release, "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" was met with universal critical acclaim, and since its release it has been looked upon as a cornerstone of Doom Metal. Candlemass instantly became a great inspiration to countless Metal bands upon the album’s release in 1986; a time when Thrash Metal, not Doom, was fast becoming the dominant style in both Europe and the US. All-in-all, this is considered one of the definitive Doom Metal releases. Bands such as Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride to this day rate "Epicus..." among their most inspirational albums.
The vocals were handled by Johan Längqvist, before the iconic vocalist Messiah Marcolin became a solid fixture in the band until the early nineties. Although he was actually a guest musician at the time of its recording, this was the only Candlemass album to feature vocalist Johan Längqvist until he joined the band, officially, in 2018.
This is one of the quintessential, definitive Doom Metal releases, immortalizing the band in the annals of music history & creating the foundations of a legacy spanning over thirty-five years. Going against the grain of bands at the time using speed to bolster their Metal with the ongoing rise of Thrash Metal in Europe & the US, Candlemass eschewed this direction and formed a phenomenon of their own through the latter part of the decade and beyond, with their slow and spellbinding atmospherics. A pillar of classic '80s Metal, this album will satisfy not only Doomsters, but any Metal maniac in the world!! The grand diamond of all times!!!
Peaceville Records Ltd., 1996/2018 (CDVILED722). Made in the UK. Pressed in Austria. Re-press.


Tracklist:
1. Solitude 5:38
2. Demons Gate 9:12
3. Crystal Ball 5:22
4. Black Stone Wielder 7:37
5. Under The Oak 6:54
6. A Sorcerer's Pledge 8:13
Total playing time: 42:56 min.


Samples: https://peaceville.bandcamp.com

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