CANDLEMASS — Ancient Dreams (review)

CANDLEMASS — Ancient Dreams album cover Album · 1988 · Traditional Doom Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3/5 ·
SilentScream213
Candlemass deliver the same kind of quality, riff-driven epic Trad Doom as always. Again with Messiah’s intense vocal prowess, the album retains the sound from Nightfall. Ancient Dreams tends to be seen as a drop in quality, but I instead see it as a trade off of sorts. There is no doubt that Ancient Dreams fails to deliver the same highs as Nightfall; however, it also does away with any sort of filler material, which dragged Nightfall down a bit. What remains is an extremely consistent album where every song is of equal quality – an odd exception being the title track, who’s riffs are just odd, and Messiah’s vocals don’t really play off them well.

All in all, another high quality Trad Doom album that should be given the same respect as the rest of Candlemass’ first four albums.
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6 months ago
Nice catch! I fixed it.

UMUR wrote:
6 months ago
Hmm...I think maybe by error you posted your "Nightfall" review on the "Ancient Dreams" page?

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