Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff

Date:2018-09-27 14:59:48
In Reply To:PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff by killed_by_the_tech
So i've been on a Candlemass kick due to their recent news (the return of Johan), but i've been listening to the later discs.

Candlemass - S/T

The production on this is excellent. Massive guitars. Messiah sounds great. The standout track for me is "Copernicus". Sooooo awesome. I wonder if any other singers have performed it live?

Candlemass - King of the Grey Islands

I loved this when it came out, and I think it still holds up really well. There is an energy and intensity that the songs have which later albums with Lowe did not have. I think the melodies are particular strong, which gives them staying power. My faves are "Emperor of the Void", "Of Stars and Smoke," and "Embracing the Styx."

Candlemass - Death Magic Doom

Relative to the others, I found this album lacking. "Hammer of Doom" should be a classic, but somehow is missing some magic. The songwriting seems less inspired here. Only at the end of the album did I get excited as "Clouds of Dementia" and "My Funeral Dreams" are killer songs.

Anyway, i listened to Candlemass' recent concert with Johan on Youtube and he sounds better than ever. I'm super excited for their next album.

others this week:

Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
Metallica - And Justice for All
Procession - Doom Decimation
Skeleton Witch - Beyond the Permafrost
Icarus Witch - "Misfortune Teller" (single)
Deadbird - Twilight Ritual

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