New CANDLEMASS Album 'Will Delight Fans And Smash The Opposition'
Damien of the U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine has submitted the following report to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
"Just got back from checking out the new CANDLEMASS album with songwriter Leif Edling and vocalist Messiah Marcolin and the news is that 'Candlemass', the album, is stunning. There have been many 'comeback' efforts in recent years and many of them have quite simply not lived up to the hype — but this one is different. Is it the best CANDLEMASS album ever? That will rather depend on how nostalgic you are for the '80s stuff, but this makes a damn good fist of taking on 'Nightfall' and 'Tales of Creation'.
"'Candlemass' is darker in tone, and lacks the concept feel of some of the early works. It has been produced by Leif at the famous Polar Studios (LED ZEPPELIN, ABBA etc.) and sounds bang up to date while still retaining a classic metal atmosphere. Song wise, 'Witches' (from the recent best-of compilation) has been reworked, 'Black Dwarf' and 'Seven Silver Keys' open the album and are two of the most memorable and accessible songs the band have ever penned. The remainder include 'Assassin of the Light', 'The Man Who Fell From the Sky', 'The Day and the Night', and let me tell you this is some crushing, epic doom that will delight fans and smash the opposition."
"Candlemass" is scheduled to be released on May 2 via Nuclear Blast Records.
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