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One of my favorite doom metal bands. What are your thoughts on the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass? Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is a wicked album, and I love every single song on it. However, Witches is my overall favorite song by these guys. Leif Edling's voice is amazing.

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Re: Candlemass Their first album is pretty weak compared to what came after. Nightfall & Ancient Dreams are two of the best Traditional Doom albums out there IMO. They stagnated for a bit afterwards until Messiah came back. Rob's addition and subsequent material are also top notch.

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Epicus sucks. The only good track is 'Solitude'. The rest of that albums is boring. Their followup material was infinitely better.
Coming from the guy that recommended Fungoid Stream and Catacombs :D I'd take Epicus over 99% of the Funeral Doom, there aren't many bands in that subgenre worth 15 minute long songs and worthless plodding riffs.

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Coming from the guy that recommended Fungoid Stream and Catacombs :D I'd take Epicus over 99% of the Funeral Doom, there aren't many bands in that subgenre worth 15 minute long songs and worthless plodding riffs.
I prefer "extreme" over the traditional bands. As I've said before, Funeral Doom isn't for everyone. You either like it or you don't. It demands a lot from the listener. Epicus has it's place in Metal history, but that doesn't mean I have to gush over it. Compared to what came after it's weak, IMO.

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damn straight man great great great doom metal band pretty much what sabbath would have evolved to if they would have kept their traditional style epicus was an amazing album i agree. solitude is my favorite song from the album and the band in general. however i think overall nightfall is my favorite album by them \m/

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damn straight man great great great doom metal band pretty much what sabbath would have evolved to if they would have kept their traditional style epicus was an amazing album i agree. solitude is my favorite song from the album and the band in general. however i think overall nightfall is my favorite album by them \m/
It's hard not to hear the Sabbath influence, but they have always been quite different from Sabbath. Totally different vocals, atmosphere, riffs, writing style, etc... Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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I had a Candlemass marathon today. I listened to all 11 of their albums, in order. It was challenging but very rewarding. I can now call myself a true Candlemass fan. I have a new found appreciation for their work with Robert Lowe, but Nightfall remains my favorite.

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I had a Candlemass marathon today. I listened to all 11 of their albums' date=' in order. It was challenging but very rewarding. I can now call myself a true Candlemass fan. I have a new found appreciation for their work with Robert Lowe, but Nightfall remains my favorite.[/quote'] I couldn't do that. I have problems making it through just one of their albums any more. My fav is a toss up between Nightfall and Ancient Dreams. Killer Power/Doom

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There is this thing that the one classic vocalist does, would it be Messiah Marcolin, where he comes to the end of a line, pauses to make a Frankenstein monster gesture, and then sings the last word while giving the camera the crazy eye. It is very metal and very entertaining.

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it was Death Magic Doom that catched my attention. I love Robert Lowe's voice! my favourite song is definitely Demon of the Deep
Why is it that people are not going on and on about how awesome this album is, Death Magic Doom? Also I guess that I am not enjoying Psalms for the Dead all that much. Maybe it is too clean and proper, and I don't really feel the broody atmosphere is for real. The keyboard parts annoy me with their old timey whirling, every tune has an over-engineered intro, and maybe they sound basically the same more or less. I feel like an asshole criticizing this epic band of the ages whose musicianship is masterful, but Candlemass can not end on this note, they must make a better last album starting with Time Is Black (last and, in my opinion a fully awesome tune) and going from there.

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