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Release date: 1987
Style: Epic doom metal


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Disc I
01. Gothic Stone
02. The Well Of Souls
03. Codex Gigas
04. At The Gallows End
05. Samarithan
06. Marche Funebre
07. Dark Are The Veils Of Death
08. Mourner's Lament
09. Bewitched
10. Black Candles

Disc II [2001 re-release]
01. Bewitched [demo version]
02. Battlecry [demo version]
03. Well Of Souls [live]
04. Dark Are The Veils Of Death [live]
05. At The Gallows End [studio outtake]
06. Mourner's Lament [studio outtake]
07. Candlemass Interview
+ Bewitched [video]

Top 20 albums of 1987: 7
Top 200 albums of all time: 141

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1987, Johan Langquist had already left Candlemass and the band was searching for a new singer. A guy named Messiah Marcolin, impressed by Candlemass, called Leif Edling and while his stepmother was holding the phone he was playing on the guitar and at the same time singing Candlemass' songs. Edling enchanted by the voice of this mysterious guy with the even more mysterious name invited MArcolin to perform with them in order to check him. This is what the rumours say about how the nocturnal monk with the heavenly voice became part of Candlemass, the rest is history.

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musicalkaratekid - 17.06.2012 at 18:26  
Rating: 10 This album is yet another classic one from Candlemass. The music is more astounding, the atmosphere is more melancholic, and i don't think anyone could forget those powerful, haunting lines 'You are Bewi-i-tched'. 'Bewitched' introduced me to the band, so it is a good place to start.
Valentin B - 18.03.2013 at 19:58  
  I used to be completely sure that Messiah (or any Candlemass vocalist) can never be as good as Langquist. After hearing Messiah's huge performance on "Gallows End" I'm not that sure anymore, epic stuff.
Cynic Metalhead - 12.09.2013 at 10:01  
  Buy for $321.94? WHAAAT?

What motherfucking is this?
deadone - 15.05.2014 at 07:36  
Rating: 8
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 12.09.2013 at 10:01

Buy for $321.94? WHAAAT?

What motherfucking is this?

It's $8.22 now. Just a small discount!

Anyhow I generally don't like Doom but Candlemass absolutely rock on this album. So huge sounding! The riffage on At The Gallows End is some of the best in metal.
Cynic Metalhead - 15.05.2014 at 20:10  
Written by deadone on 15.05.2014 at 07:36

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 12.09.2013 at 10:01

Buy for $321.94? WHAAAT?

What motherfucking is this?

It's $8.22 now. Just a small discount!

I don't know. When I came on this page I coudnt see anything but fucking $321 dollar disc. It must be bug or something.

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