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Mighty Swedish epic doom legends CANDLEMASS are back!!! And they sure didn`t come empty-handed: "Ashes to Ashes" is a massive live onslaught on DVD that boasts two full shows (one at Sweden Rock festival 2009, the other one in Athens the same year) – plus the Sweden Rock show on CD too. Not to mention an in-depth band interview and plenty of bonus stuff!

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  • Audio CD (1 Jan. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Enhanced, Original recording reissued, Extra tracks
  • Label: Peaceville / Snapper
  • ASIN: B000Y9NNJ2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,005 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Tales of Creation was Candlemass' fourth album, originally released in 1989. The album was produced by Mats Lindfors and Candlemass and was recorded at Stockholm Recording studios. This release sees Messiah Marcolin (handling vocal duties for the final time on a Candlemass album), alongside composer & long-standing member Leif Edling create a stunning soundscape of epic atmosphere and melodic passages - a continued progression from these undisputed pioneers of the scene. Candlemass consistently build upon their Sabbath inspired foundations set on the debut album from 1986; this album even containing a reworking of Under the Oak from said album, and the release concludes what many regard as the finest period for the band, spanning four albums of extremely high quality doom. This edition of Tales of Creation also contains a bonus CD featuring previously unreleased demo recordings & the video for Dark Reflections. This edition features a bonus CD which includes video footage and previously unreleased demo tracks.

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By noel watson on 6 May 2014
Format: Audio CD
Not as consistent as Nightfall but the first 10 seconds possibly one of the best riffs in metal ! Probably the tightest of the classic first 4 lp's. Great band !
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9 of 15 people found the following review helpful By N. Calafato on 13 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Another reissue this month sees Swedish legendary bringers of all things doom, Candlemass, subjecting us to a severe bout of intense, and often very good, no-nonsense metal. Complete with artwork featuring cliché imagery of inverted crucifixes and supernatural figures in the sky, this is exactly what you would expect from a band that almost single-handedly coined the term `epic doom metal'. For the uninitiated, however, whilst the band are very much centered around the doom aesthetic, it's not total bleakness. Then vocalist Messiah Marcolin (duties are now undertaken by Robert Lowe) sounds remarkably like Bruce Dickinson from that little known band Iron Maiden, whilst the guitar work is often uplifting and melodic. This reissue features the customary bonus disc containing interviews, demos and videos, which make this worthwhile, but perhaps only for the completist. After a million and one albums Candlemass are still going strong today and with better production quality it may be worth looking into their later work. But for the old-school character in you, this is a reputable addition to any metal collection.
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Never a better mood bender 1 Oct. 2001
By R. DOYLE - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Whether it's Pink Floyd for the Mello, Rage Against the Machine for the Angery, there is no better band to mother your mood, than Candlemass. I personally prefer those Candlemass releases fronted by Messiah Marcolin. His operatic bellowing of Candlemass' Doom-style lyrics, accompanied by heart pounding, soul tearing guitar riffs draw you in to a place you've never been, yet crave to stay. Trust someone who listens to everything from Bethoven to Slayer, this is a TRUE musical experience!
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Doom Masters 27 Sept. 2003
By C. Garces - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Tales of Creation was released in 1989 and is Candlemass's 4th album. To the Candlemass fan, this album is essential for it has fan favorites as "Under the Oak", "Dark Refelections" "Somewhere in Nowhere" and the title track. This album has the recognizable slow, sorrowful bass and guitar riffs and the operatic voice of Messiah Marcolin, the drum seems to beat slow, doomy, masterful. I think that anyone that is into Doom metal really needs to check Candlemass out, they are unique sounding and atleast for the first 4 albums, have the coolest album covers I have ever seen. Get this album and let the doom flow...
Awsome Album 2 Oct. 2013
By Babs - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
One of the greatest in Doom Metal! Recommend to any Doom Fan out there!
Great buy at a great price.
a doom metal masterpiece! 22 Sept. 2012
By eastrich2015 - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
classic doom with awesome heavy guitars and an original operatic style vocalist.Messiahs vocals are amazing.the guitar solos are incredible.some softer passages at times only enhance the listening experience.production A-1.the artwork fits the title of the CD perfectly.can listen to, start to finish.the demo versions on the bonus disc are OK,but this is still a great buy.I loaned this out years ago and never got it back,I am glad I repurchased it.I would also recommend Epicus,Doomicus,Metallicus and Nightfall by Candlemass.Rock On!
Five Stars 31 Oct. 2014
By Jeff Orloski - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Amazing album. Dark and heavy, this disc won't leave your player for years. Love this album!
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