Limited vinyl picture disc marking the 30th anniversary of Candlemass’s classic Doom opus, Ancient Dreams.
Candlemass was formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984, and has become known for its epic Doom Metal sound, having a great influence over a generation of the genre’s subsequent greats such as Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride (with Candlemass themselves taking a large influence from Black Sabbath).
Ancient Dreams was Candlemass’ third album, released in 1988, and featured a natural progression of the slow-mid tempo epic arrangements showcase on the band’s previous release, Nightfall (with perhaps even more distinction between slow and faster parts).
The unique tones and unmistakable voice of Messiah Marcolin still dominated proceedings on this pure Doom Metal classic. Featuring a perfect balance between melody and sheer heaviness, it is still debatable as to whether this is the ultimate Candlemass release and therefore greatest Doom Metal album of all time (with some giving this particular title preference over the seminal Nightfall album).
Ancient Dreams was produced by Leif Edling and Candlemass, and was recorded at Stockholm Recording studios in 1988.
Please note: Picture discs are handmade & not audiophile pressings. This process of manufacture makes them, inevitably, more susceptible to crackles, pops & occasional warping. But they do look fab!
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