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Dark and heavy,
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This review is from: Nightfall (Audio CD)
Though I enjoy (is that the right word?) listening to this album, I find that Candlemass make me smile. Perhaps I should be scared, but it takes a lot to scare people with music these days. I can't help sensing that 'Nightfall's thudding slabs of funeral rock are tongue-in-cheek. This is basically early Black Sabbath updated to a modern production, and atmospheric it is too. 'The Well of Souls' is a highlight but sets the tone for what follows, while they couldn't resist having a go at the 'Funeral March'. The most pleasing aspect of 'Nightfall' for me though is that it has more in common with 1970s rock values than the crank-up-the-tempo-and-hope-for-the-best attitude of a lot of metal since. Though there's little variation in style, this is a very good album.