Candlemass (album)

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Candlemass
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Studio album by
Released3 May 2005
RecordedNovember–December 2004
Studio Polar Studios, Platform Studios and Airplay Studio, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Doom metal
Length55:06(original version)
58:29 (digipak and double vinyl version)
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Pontus Norgren and Candlemass
Candlemass chronology
Doomed for Live – Reunion 2002
(2003)
Candlemass
(2005)
King of the Grey Islands
(2007)
Singles from Candlemass
  1. "Assassin of the Light"
    Released: 2005
  2. "Black Dwarf"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Blabbermouth.net 8.5/10 [2]
Chronicles of Chaos 8.5/10 [3]
Exclaim! (favourable) [4]
PopMatters Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Rock Hard 8.5/10 [6]

Candlemass is the eighth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass, released in 2005. This was the band's last album with singer Messiah Marcolin.

Contents

A video for the album's opener, "Black Dwarf", was made. The song "Witches" was also included in the soundtrack for the 2009 video game Brütal Legend .

Track listing

All songs written by Leif Edling

  1. "Black Dwarf" – 5:43
  2. "Seven Silver Keys" – 4:59
  3. "Assassin of the Light" – 6:29
  4. "Copernicus" – 7:17
  5. "The Man Who Fell from the Sky" (instrumental) – 3:26
  6. "Witches" – 6:22
  7. "Born in a Tank" – 4:56
  8. "Spellbreaker" – 7:02
  9. "The Day and the Night" – 8:52
  10. "Mars and Volcanos" – 3:23 (Bonus track on digipak and double vinyl editions)

Personnel

Candlemass
Additional musicians
Production

Charts

YearChartPosition
2005 Swedish Albums Chart [7] 7
German Albums Chart [8] 96

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