Tales of Creation

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Tales of Creation
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Studio album by
Released25 September 1989
RecordedJune–July 1989
StudioStockholm Recording, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Epic doom metal
Label Music for Nations (UK)
Enigma/Metal Blade (US)
Producer Candlemass, Mats Lindfors
Candlemass chronology
Ancient Dreams
Tales of Creation
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10 [2]
Rock Hard 9.0/10 [3]

Tales of Creation is the fourth album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1989 and reissued in 2001 with a bonus CD.


Some of the material from this album ("Dark Reflections", "Under the Oak", "Into the Unfathomed Tower", "Somewhere in Nowhere" and "A Tale of Creation") were originally recorded in 1985 by one of the earliest incarnations of Candlemass. "Under the Oak" is actually a remake of a song from their 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus . The cover art is a modified Gustave Doré's work "The Creation of Light".

Tales of Creation was also the last Candlemass album to feature vocalist Messiah Marcolin until he returned for the self-titled album in 2005.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Leif Edling.

1."The Prophecy"1:27
2."Dark Reflections"5:06
3."Voices in the Wind"0:14
4."Under the Oak (New Version)"6:00
6."Into the Unfathomed Tower"3:04
7."The Edge of Heaven"6:25
8."Somewhere in Nowhere"3:47
9."Through the Infinitive Halls of Death"5:07
11."A Tale of Creation"6:55
Remastered CD version bonus tracks
1."Dark Reflections" (demo)3:21
2."Under the Oak" (demo)7:44
3."Into the Unfathomed Tower" (demo)3:10
4."Somewhere in Nowhere" (demo)4:37
5."A Tale of Creation" (demo)5:55
7."Dark Reflections" (video) 


Additional musicians


1989 Swedish Albums Chart [4] 48

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