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Rank the Candlemass albums from best to worst.

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  • Rank the Candlemass albums from best to worst.

    I discovered this amazing band while lurking on here a few months ago. As soon as I heard the first song on the first album, I knew I had found something special, and have since gone through their entire catalog, along with other Leif Edling projects, which are all awsome as well. But I am truly blown away at how consistently good Candlemass has been over the years.

    So, I was just wondering how my fellow fans would rank the albums.

    1. Epicus Doomicus Metalicus
    2. Nightfall
    3. From The 13th Sun
    4. Tales Of Creation
    5. Death Magic Doom
    6. Candlemass
    7. Dactylis Glomerate
    8. Ancient Dreams
    9. Psalms For The Dead
    10. King Of The Grey Islands
    11. Chapter VI

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    1. Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    2. Tales Of Creation
    3. Nightfall
    4. Candlemass
    5. Ancient Dreams
    6. Psalms For The Dead
    7. Death Magic Doom
    8. King Of The Grey Islands
    9. Chapter VI
    10. From The 13th Sun
    11. Dactylis Glomerate

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    • #3
      I'm a huge Candlemass fan...Got into the band when the awesome Robert Lowe joined....Still not a huge fan of Messiah's overly pompous vocals and lets not even get started with his ridiculous monk outfit...

      1. Death Magic Doom
      2. Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
      3. Ancient Dreams
      4. King Of The Grey Islands
      5. Chapter VI (such an underrated album..Thomas' vocals are SUBERB)
      6. Psalms Of The Dead

      The top six could easily be in any order really...these are without a doubt fantastic albums each and every single one. Hardly any bad songs on any of them...it's a real struggle to even find some weak ones from them.
      The remaining 3 are a real mixed bag of some goodies and some horrible ones...Lot of the music is good, but Messiah's vocals bring them down at times...especially on Candlemass...he's really overly Messiah on that one.

      7. Nightfall
      8. Tales Of Creation
      9. Candlemass

      I don't really consider Dactylis Glomerate and From The 13th Sun Candlemass albums per se...They're more like just Leif's solo albums...or Abstrakt Algebra albums...but not really Candlemass. Björn's vocals are a real letdown too...and musically they're quite different.

      I'd also say that Leif's new project AVATARIUM would rank at strong #7 on this list. Killer album with amazing vocals!

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      • #4
        Nightfall
        Epicus
        Tales
        Candlemass
        Ancient Dreams
        Live
        Not really into that crappy Rob Lowe stuff. I'm a doom dancing with the messiah kinda guy.
        Upping The Irons and Defending The Faith

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Never Satisfied View Post
          Nightfall
          Epicus
          Tales
          Candlemass
          Ancient Dreams
          Live
          Not really into that crappy Rob Lowe stuff. I'm a doom dancing with the messiah kinda guy.

          I'd put Ancient Dreams above Tales, otherwise I'm with you. These albums are the real Candlemass. I must say that the last album they released with Lowe on vocals and "Candlemass" printed on it is a pretty good traditional hard rock album though.

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          • #6
            1. Epicus Doomicus Metalicus
            2. Nightfall
            3. From The 13th Sun

            I like songs from various other albums but never listen to a whole album, these three are brilliant. Only saw them once and that was way back on the Ancient Dreams tour and they were awesome.
            Marcolin stagedived at the end and everyone got out of the way letting him hit the floor. Understandably.

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            • #7
              1. Epicus Doomicus (in a class by itself)
              2. Nightfall (by far, the most superior album with Messiah)
              3. Death Magic Doom (my favorite album release of 2009)

              4-Tie. Candlemass (w/ Messiah) and King of the Grey Islands (w/ Rob Lowe), both surprisingly good.

              6-Tie. Ancient Dreams and Tales of Creation, similar to Nightfall but w/ less remarkable songs.

              8-Psalms of the Dead, a disappointing finish to Candlemass's career.

              The three middle-period albums have their moments, but I listen to them so rarely that I cannot fit them into these rankings. If I did, they would be at or near the bottom.
              How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
              --Benjamin Franklin

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              • #8
                Epicus Doomicus Metallicus!
                "Without Black Sabbath there never would have been an Ozzy, and without Ozzy there never would have been a Black Sabbath"
                "If there ever was a band whose voice is so significant and distinct, that band is Black Sabbath and the voice is Ozzy Osbourne"
                ________________________________________OzzyIsDio_ (YoY)

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                • #9
                  1. Nightfall
                  2. Epicus Doomicus Metalicus
                  3. Death Magic Doom
                  4. Ancient Dreams
                  5. Candlemass
                  6. Psalms For The Dead
                  7. Tales Of Creation
                  8. King Of The Grey Islands
                  9. Chapter VI
                  10. From The 13th Sun
                  11. Dactylis Glomerate

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DARKEST LIGHT View Post
                    1. Nightfall
                    2. Epicus Doomicus Metalicus
                    3. Death Magic Doom
                    4. Ancient Dreams
                    5. Candlemass
                    6. Psalms For The Dead
                    7. Tales Of Creation
                    8. King Of The Grey Islands
                    9. Chapter VI
                    10. From The 13th Sun
                    11. Dactylis Glomerate
                    Yes,Nightfall is the masterpiece,it´s my clear favorite Candlemass album.

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                    • #11
                      My updated Top 10 after many more listens...

                      1. Epicus Doomicus Metalicus
                      2. Nightfall
                      3. Ancient Dreams
                      4. Candlemass
                      5. King Of The Grey Islands
                      6. From The 13th Sun
                      7. Tales Of Creation
                      8. Death Magic Doom
                      9. Chapter VI
                      10. Psalms For The Dead
                      11. Dactylis Glomerate

                      Also, does anyone know exactly what happened to make Messiah and the band part ways again? And why the hell hasn't that guy done more? That Memento Mori band was pretty good, but he hasn't done anything since "Candlemass". I wonder why.

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                      • #12
                        thangs have changed

                        1. Epicus Doomicus Metalicus
                        2. Nighfall
                        3. Death Magic Doom
                        4. Ancient Dreams
                        5. The Door To Doom
                        6. King Of The Grey Islands
                        7. Candlemass
                        8. From The 13th Sun
                        9. Psalms For The Dead
                        10. Tales Of Creation
                        11. Dactylis Glomerate
                        12. Chapter VI

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