If you like Candlemass, you should also check out: Black Sabbath, Reverend Bizarre, Solitude Aeturnus
Candlemass are the founders of the modern doom metal scene. While they started off excellent (the first 3 albums are masterpieces), they slowly faded towards mediocrity after Tales of Creation. Luckily, they returned to form on their last release, which is a nice combination of the great doom sounds of their early work with some of the thrashiness of Abstrakt Algebra (a temporary project for Leif Edling).
After a long hiatus, Candlemass reformed and began performing live. For a while, they stated that they had no recording plans, but it seems that they decided to give it a go, releasing the excellent self-titled CD in 2005. A new disc is supposedly in the works, as well.
On January 22, 2007, it was announced that Rob Lowe of Solitude Aeturnus had joined as the new singer.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Mats Björkman||Guitar||Nemesis (SWE), Zoic|
|Leif Edling||Bass||Krux||Abstrakt Algebra, Nemesis (SWE)|
|Robert Lowe||Vocals||Solitude Aeturnus|