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Band
Candlemass
Title
House Of Doom EP
Type
LP/EP
Company
Napalm
YOR
2018
Style
Doom/Stoner
Band / Release Notes
Candlemass is a Swedish doom metal band established in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984 by bassist, songwriter and bandleader Leif Edling and drummer Matz Ekström.

House of Doom was released May 25, 2018
6/5/2018 - Review by: David Loveless
Classic vibes on this EP but it lacks substance on half the tracks
Candlemass have been the godfather's Of doom metal for nearly 35 years and with 11 full-length albums and a handful of EP's under their belt, they remain an active force on the metal scene. However, they've not always been the most consistent band--as in quality releases and a rotating door of musicians and vocalists . Their latest EP, 'House Of Doom' is another mediocre outing. The best track on the album, "Flowers Of Deception" is absolutely killer and sounds like it could have been released on one of their late 80's albums. "Dolls On A Wall" is a short instrumental track that is pretty decent, but the power ballad, "Fortuneteller" is down right terrible. That all being said, I still give Candlemass a lot of credit for remaining active and for releasing some of my all-time favorite doom albums. This one is not one of them though. I'd skip this one and put all my hope in their next full-length.
Recommended for fans of: classic Candlemass, Black Sabbath
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3
MUSIC
3
VOCALS
3
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
2.5
LYRICS
2.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: CANDLEMASS
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Curse Of Candlemass
2005
Escapi Music
Eric Compton8/5/2006
-
Death Magic Doom
2009
Nuclear Blast
Raising Iron5/15/2009
5
Death Thy Lover
2016
Napalm
Vinaya Saksena11/6/2016
3.5
Documents Of Doom
2003
Metal Blade
Eric Compton7/20/2006
-
House Of Doom EP
2018
Napalm
David Loveless6/5/2018
3

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: CANDLEMASS
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