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Release date: 22 June 2007
Style: Epic doom metal

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01. Prologue
02. Emperor Of The Void
03. Devil Seed
04. Of Stars And Smoke
05. Demonia 6
06. Destroyer
07. Man Of Shadows
08. Clearsight
09. The Opal City
10. Embracing The Styx
11. At The Gallows End [U.S. bonus]
12. Solitude [U.S. bonus]

The best Doom Metal album of 2007

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Line-up
Robert Lowe - vocals
Lars "Lasse" Johansson - lead guitar
Mats "Mappe" Björkman - guitars
Jan "Janne" Lindh - drums
Leif Edling - bass

Session musicians
Carl Westholm - keyboards

Guest review by
Heart_of_METAL

Rating:
8.2
Wow, I finished listening of "King of the Grey Island" and just picked my jaw up off the floor. I must have been on the dark side of the moon, passing the band for so long. My first contact with Candlemass can be summed up in one word - impressive.

This is the first album with the new vocalist Robert Lowe, who took over the position after Messiah Marcolin. I'll leave off the question as to who's better, but what I can say is that Mr. Lowe has an absolutely fantastic voice with a very enjoyable kind of screaming. It would be a mistake to think that Candlemass plays classic protracted and slow hammering doom. I don't know every deep corner of doom metal, nor are there many doom bands in my collection, but this kind of epic doom reminded me of Black Sabbath even more than My Dying Bride, an incarnation of doom metal for me. This is heavy doom metal where every tone is empowered by deep and heavy riffs backed up with rich drumming and Mr. Lowe's screaming.

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published 17.05.2009 | Comments (4)

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musicalkaratekid - 16.06.2012 at 22:44  
Rating: 8 Another good modern album from Candlemass, this time though having a much more melodic edge on its songs than on the bands self-titled offering. There is still dark power here though.
Marcel Hubregtse - 17.06.2012 at 18:43  
Rating: 8
Written by musicalkaratekid on 16.06.2012 at 22:44

Another good modern album from Candlemass, this time though having a much more melodic edge on its songs than on the bands self-titled offering. There is still dark power here though.


I found the self-titled to be much more meliodic and catchy than this one.
musicalkaratekid - 17.06.2012 at 19:05  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.06.2012 at 18:43

Written by musicalkaratekid on 16.06.2012 at 22:44

Another good modern album from Candlemass, this time though having a much more melodic edge on its songs than on the bands self-titled offering. There is still dark power here though.


I found the self-titled to be much more meliodic and catchy than this one.


Really? Interesting...I know this album seems to be much darker as well, I'll give both albums another listen:P
HellriderRising - 25.08.2013 at 14:08  
Rating: 8 Not a bad album at all, however it is monotonous at some parts. Typical doom.

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