Candlemass - Tales of Creation (1989).
Band Name Candlemass. Album Name Tales of Creation. 版公司 Music For Nations Powerline Records. When you start this album, you will be met by 'The Prophecy', some kind of intro, but it already expresses many emotions of the album and it lets listeners know what is waiting for them. Here is used the last riff from last track, 'A Tale Of Creation', so it seems that this album starts with this riff and ends with it, so in other words, this is a circle album. Then comes the powerful song 'Dark Reflections'. It isn't remarkable by melodiousness, but the vocal parts are epic and 'doom sounding'. Erscheinungsdatum 25 September 1989. Labels Music For Nations Powerline Records. Musik GenreDoom Metal. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen174. Re-Issue in 2001 by Powerline Records.
Tales Of Creation (LP, Album, Gat). Tales Of Creation (LP). Tales Of Creation (2xCD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, Sli). Tales of Creation (Cass, Album, Unofficial).
Candlemass Tales of Creation "Under the Oak" is a re-recording of a song that originally appeared on "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" (and also the "Tales of Creation" demo -see bonus reissue disc). Leif Edling originally wanted another Thomas Cole painting for the cover, but his bandmates "talked him out of it". A modified Gustave Doré work called 'The Creation of Light' was used instead. Recording information: Recorded at Stockholm Recording, June, July 1989. Co-produced by Candlemass.
Tales of Creation might have to be the best this band has to offer by far, if not Epicus of course. This album differs slightly from Nightfall and Ancient Dreams, and even more so than their debut. Their slow and drone formula for Epicus has been essential obliterated, and traded up for a more fast-paced feel. At the start of the album you can see how Candlemass has already taken their first steps into this faster-paced recording. Aside from the gloomy intro, The Prophecy will explode in your face and echoed speech will be heard in the background before picking up the pace yet again. Not more than two minutes into the album and Candlemass have already managed to swoon the listener, and this is before we get a good look at Messiah Marcolin vocals.
Tales of Creation may not contain as many classics as some of Candlemass' previous efforts, but the band has never sounded better, and the exceptional production job fully highlights the operatic vocals of Messiah Marcolin without sacrificing any of the band's low-end guitar crunch. Unfortunately, the group wastes precious space on short spoken-word interludes, which, although they are meant to tie everything together, actually detract from the album's continuity . While definitely not a first choice for new fans, this album will certainly satisfy serious doomsters.
Chapter VI is the fifth studio album by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass released in 1992. This was the first Candlemass album not to feature Messiah Marcolin on vocals since their 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus. On this one, Thomas Vikström took his place. After poor sales of the album, Candlemass subsequently disbanded in early 1994, only to reform three years later. All songs written by Leif Edling, except "Julie Laughs No More" and "The End of Pain" by Edling and Lars Johansson.
Candlemass' Tales of Creation is a marked improvement over the preceding Ancient Dreams; the riffs have the power and majesty of Nightfall once again, the concept (such as it is) gives the album more focus, and the band also broaden their sound a little with a few experiments with faster-paced metal forms as well as their classic, slow doom metal sound. As with "Ancient Tales" there is a lot of variation on the album in terms of melody, heaviness, tempo etc. without it ever threatening the coherence of the album. Outstanding tracks are the uptempo "Dark Reflections", "Tears" with its simple bur very melancholic verse riff, "Into the Unfathomed Tower" which is a power metal instrumental, the über doom anthem "Somewhere in Nowhere" and the title track.
|A3||Voices In The Wind||0:14|
|A4||Under The Oak||6:00|
|A6||Into The Unfathomed Tower (PT I-VII)||3:04|
|A7||The Edge Of Heaven||6:25|
|B1||Somewhere In Howhere||3:47|
|B2||Through The Infinitive Halls Of Death||5:07|
|B4||A Tale Of Creation||6:55|
- Artwork [Uncredited; "The Creation Of Light"] – Gustave Doré
NotesTitle on B1 is misspeled.
Duration of all tracks taken from the j-card.
|MFN 95||Candlemass||Tales Of Creation (LP, Album, Gat)||Music For Nations||MFN 95||UK||1989|
|MFN 95||Candlemass||Tales Of Creation (LP)||Music For Nations||MFN 95||France||1989|
|CDL0261CD||Candlemass||Tales Of Creation (CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Enh)||Candlelight Records USA||CDL0261CD||US||2006|
|PLRCD005||Candlemass||Tales Of Creation (2xCD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, Sli)||Powerline Records||PLRCD005||Sweden||Unknown|
|453||Candlemass||Tales of Creation (Cass, Album, Unofficial)||Tact||453||Poland||Unknown|