Candlemass - Psalms For The Dead


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Release date: 6 June 2012
Style: Epic doom metal

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01. Prophet
02. The Sound Of Dying Demons
03. Dancing In The Temple Of The Mad Queen Bee
04. Waterwitch
05. The Lights Of Thebe
06. Psalms For The Dead
07. The Killing Of The Sun
08. Siren Song
09. Black As Time

Line-up
Robert Lowe - vocals
Lars "Lasse" Johansson - lead guitar
Mats "Mappe" Björkman - guitars
Leif Edling - bass
Jan "Janne" Lindh - drums

Guest musicians
Carl Westholm - keyboards on all tracks except "Siren Song"
Per Wiberg - hammond organ on "Siren Song"
Mats Levén - backing vocals
Mark Roberton - narration on "Black As Time"

Additional info
Recorded at B.A.M. Studios, Stockholm by Andreas Bauman during December 2011.
Mixed by Chris Laney at LaneyLand, Stockholm (also additional recordings and editing).
Special CD edition bonus DVD editing by Chris Laney and Mats "Mappe" Björkman.
Produced by Leif Edling and mastered by Sören von Malmborg at Cosmos.
Drumfix assistance by Rickard Gustavsson,

Cover artwork and graphics by Erik Rovanperä.

Guest review by
Head of Metal
Rating:
7.5
It's always terrifying when a widely respected band that's seemingly been around forever announces it's final studio album.

But if this is, in fact, the 12th and final record from the Swedish doom metal legends, fans can comfortably know that the band went out with the Candlemass spirit very much alive and well.

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published 22.01.2014 | Comments (6)

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03.07.2012 - 11:35
Rating: 5
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.07.2012 at 11:30

Written by M C Vice on 03.07.2012 at 11:29

I sounds like it could be from The Butterfly Ball. Dancing with a bee and all that.


But not musically

No, i ment lyricaly. The Butterfly Ball's a lot better than this. It's got Dio and Glen Hughes on it.
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03.07.2012 - 11:41
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by M C Vice on 03.07.2012 at 11:35

The Butterfly Ball's a lot better than this. It's got Dio and Glen Hughes on it.


It does feature Dio (just on two songs) Glen Hughes and David Coverdale amongst others, but is a pretty damn weak album, actually even weaker than this Candlemass album
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03.07.2012 - 11:49
Rating: 5
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.07.2012 at 11:41

Written by M C Vice on 03.07.2012 at 11:35

The Butterfly Ball's a lot better than this. It's got Dio and Glen Hughes on it.


It does feature Dio (just on two songs)

3 songs, actually (11, 19, 20).
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"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
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03.07.2012 - 11:51
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by M C Vice on 03.07.2012 at 11:49

3 songs, actually (11, 19, 20).


haven''t got the album with me to work so can''t check, but will take your word for it for now.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.08.2012 - 10:51
Rating: 5
Alex F
Yeah Man
I finally listened to it, and i was hoping i wouldn't agree with Joe, Marcel, and Troy... but sadly this album has the word mediocre written all over it.
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10.08.2012 - 09:34
Rating: 5
Daniell
No, you don't
Only one song, "Waterwitch" is really good. The rest is a laugh in the face of all Candlemass fans that know and appreciate the band's work. What a terrible way to say goodbye...
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Katatonia - Takeover
Kreator - World War Now
Ortega - Crows
Ahab - The Light In the Weed
Anaal Nathrakh - Depravity Favours the Bold
Dark Tranquillity - Encircled
Moonsorrow - Ihmisen Aika
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20.11.2012 - 08:42
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by yanivush147 on 16.11.2012 at 08:10

I like the album, my favorite era will always be the 80's with the first four albums, but as an album this is a nice one to finish the career.
The sound is good and there are many good songs, my favorites are 'The Sound of Dying Demons', 'Waterwitch' and 'The Killing of the Sun'.


I totally disagree with you. This is their worst album imo and therefore a totally unworthy album to finish their career with
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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20.12.2012 - 18:41
Rating: 9
Wraith000
My first candle mass album !!! pretty awesome album all around love the riffs
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20.12.2012 - 19:08
Abattoir
So I guess this is more like epic fail and not epic doom anymore...quite poor farewell to be honest.
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09.01.2013 - 19:18
Valentin B
Iconoclast
I laughed my ass off at the narration in Black as Time hahahah "Time doesn't give a shit!" but I gotta agree, it's a bad and incredibly drawn out song. And what a nasty fucking surprise at the middle of the song hahah, that was one voice I was hoping I would not hear again too soon.

I'm actually surprised "Time doesn't give a shit" hasn't become a meme in the vein of Lulu - "I am the Table" or something like that.
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Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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09.01.2013 - 19:44
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Valentin B on 09.01.2013 at 19:18
I'm actually surprised "Time doesn't give a shit" hasn't become a meme in the vein of Lulu - "I am the Table" or something like that.


If Candlemass were as huge as Metallica, it would have become one, I feel confident of that!
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09.01.2013 - 20:19
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Valentin B on 09.01.2013 at 19:18
And what a nasty fucking surprise at the middle of the song hahah, that was one voice I was hoping I would not hear again too soon.


What surprise? Besides one of the worst fucking intros I've heard in my entire life... and the song being extremely boring, I didn't catch anything in the middle.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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09.01.2013 - 20:42
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.01.2013 at 20:19

Written by Valentin B on 09.01.2013 at 19:18
And what a nasty fucking surprise at the middle of the song hahah, that was one voice I was hoping I would not hear again too soon.


What surprise? Besides one of the worst fucking intros I've heard in my entire life... and the song being extremely boring, I didn't catch anything in the middle.


the voice of the intro is there again with a spoke line. Actually it's at about 2/3 of the song at 4.33 "Time is the sword of destruction, a faceless conqueror, the master of doom"
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.01.2013 - 20:44
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.01.2013 at 20:42
the voice of the intro is there again with a spoke line. Actually it's at about 2/3 of the song at 4.33 "Time is the sword of destruction, a faceless conqueror, the master of doom"


Ah, got it... I guess I was too literal with the "middle" thing. I thought the beginning was so awful nothing afterwards could top it.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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09.01.2013 - 20:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.01.2013 at 20:44

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.01.2013 at 20:42
the voice of the intro is there again with a spoke line. Actually it's at about 2/3 of the song at 4.33 "Time is the sword of destruction, a faceless conqueror, the master of doom"


Ah, got it... I guess I was too literal with the "middle" thing. I thought the beginning was so awful nothing afterwards could top it.



that part doesn't come close to the intro in hooridness. But the worst spoken intro ever is of course Kvarfoth's rant at the start of one of the albums (which got cut from the retail version and rightly so)
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.01.2013 - 21:05
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.01.2013 at 20:19

Written by Valentin B on 09.01.2013 at 19:18
And what a nasty fucking surprise at the middle of the song hahah, that was one voice I was hoping I would not hear again too soon.


What surprise? Besides one of the worst fucking intros I've heard in my entire life... and the song being extremely boring, I didn't catch anything in the middle.

I'm talking about the voice in the intro, just when you think he finally shuts up, he's at it again
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Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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09.01.2013 - 21:07
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.01.2013 at 20:52
But the worst spoken intro ever is of course Kvarfoth's rant at the start of one of the albums (which got cut from the retail version and rightly so)


Oh definitely... I'm SOOO glad that my very first contact with the band was when I bought that album without the spoken intro. That was pure luck since I would have been pissed off otherwise!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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12.05.2013 - 02:39
John Shock
That last track "Black As Time", specially the intro of that song is fucking epic...that sentence is amazing, it tells everything you should know about the reality of time!!!
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10.11.2013 - 23:41
Rating: 8
AtrumHiberna
Crushing doom! it just blew me away. they still got it, even after all these years
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03.03.2017 - 18:47
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Masterchief
Nice album, in some way mystic doomy feeling into it, I love it excellent work from band, a bit slower, more slower version of doom, I think Leif Edling must leave band and new basist mjust come in, let they write full album whit Mats Laven
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