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Nightfall [Enhanced]

CandlemassAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 30, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,368 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Gothic Stone
2. The Well Of Souls
3. Codex Gigas
4. At The Gallows End
5. Samarithan
6. Marche Funebre
7. Dark Are The Veils Of Death
8. Mourner's Lament
9. Bewitched
10. Black Candles
Disc: 2
1. Bewitched (Demo)
2. Battlecry (Demo)
3. The Well Of Souls (Live)
4. Dark Are The Veils Of Death (Live)
5. At The Gallows End (Studio Outtake)
6. Mourners Lament (Studio Outtake)
7. Interview

Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this 1987 album from the Swedish Doom originators including a bonus CD that contains demos, live tracks, studio outtakes and an interview.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There STILL is nothing heavier October 8, 2003
By e5150
Format:Audio CD
Leif Edling, undisputed father of DOOM, takes his funereal elegies of torment and despair to another level with this sophomore release from Candlemass. This album could not have topped its predecessor no matter what. Instead, Leif evolves his musical creation and adds some faster tempos to the mix, thereby expanding the boundaries of DOOM.
The song titles should paint this album's feel quite well. Gothic Stone is just some weird sound effect which only lasts a few seconds before "Well of Souls" kicks in and launches this musical hearse into the abyss. "Well" is a little faster than what we're used to hearing from them at this point, but no less doomy, and really sets the whole tone of the album: heavier and faster. The guitar tone is more refined, unbelievably heavier than before, and ear splitting. New singer Messiah Marcolin hits the notes as he should and has a great voice, but seems a little overwrought in places. New lead guitarist Lars Johanson adds a shred factor which the band had not had before, and is more than welcome.
Leif's lyrics really shine on this release, specifically on the demands-your-attention tales on "At the Gallow's End" and "Samarithan", and "Mourner's Lament" tragically defines the feelings of loss upon the death of a loved one.
"Bewitched" I believe to be the strongest song among this batch of classics--no easy feat--with its undeniably classic driving doom riffs and catchy chorus.
The Bonus Disc also holds a rare gem: "Battlecry". How this did not progress beyond demo form I cannot guess. Fortunately for us, Leif's demos are always of such good quality that they could easily pass as properly produced recordings. This song is the definition of "lost classic", and again fast paced doom weaving a tale of Crusaders in battle.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Candlemass' doom classic enhanced by bonus features March 30, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Candlemass, the 80's reincarnation of old Black Sabbath, continued their tradition of great doom metal on "Nightfall," which was also the first of their albums to feature the superhuman vocals of Messiah Marcolin. People are always talking about the operatic style of King Diamond, but Messiah is FAR superior to King. Additionally, Messiah somehow manages to look EVEN LESS COOL than King Diamond, which would be difficult for any normal human, but Messiah makes it look easy.
Songs on "Nightfall" are fantastic. "The Well of Souls" starts things off strongly; "At the Gallows End" "Samarithan" "Dark Are the Veils of Death" "Mourners Lament" and "Bewitched" are all great as well. The other songs are instrumentals, but they're great instrumentals. "Nightfall" was also the first album to feature Lars Johannson's virtuosic guitar solos, which add another touch of brilliance to these already awesome songs.
The bonus disc contains demos of Bewitched and Battlecry, live performances of The Well of Souls and Dark Are the Veils of Death, and studio outtakes of At the Gallows End and Mourners Lament, as well as a twenty five minute interview with Messiah, Lars and bassist/songwriter Leif Edling, which covers the band's creation of "Nightfall." There is also a music video(!!) of the song Bewitched, which is sort of cool, because it's Candlemass, but is also not cool because the production is not too good, and Messiah still doesn't look cool.
The songs on "Nightfall" are not as catchy as those on "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus," but Candlemass' move toward the more grandiose atmosphere of their sophomore effort is still a very strong one, and well worth the buying for fans of doom metal. If you like Black Sabbath and don't own Candlemass CD's or haven't heard of them, BUY THEM IMMEDIATELY.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the ultimate in swedish doom metal.Messiah is God November 20, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
From the first track to the final song you will be in awe! Messiah's vocals make Halford's seem weak.If you don't have this CD in your collection at home, then you need to buy this today! You won't be disappointed.I am not a saleman I am just a huge fan of Candlemass(Only when Messiah is singing)If you ever get a chance to see this killer Swedish band live, sell everything you need to come up with the money to do so!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars World Class Metal Vocals June 26, 1999
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Messiah, has a unique vibrato "trill" to his voice with much support and heavy laden power!! It sounds really cool. Great job capturing the heavy gothic feel, and excellent vocal execusion.
If you are a fan of dark gothic tectures and vocalists that can actually sing, then you will enjoy this unique swedish metal band.....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Candlemass' best? September 14, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Messiah Marcolin's first album with Candlemass, and in my view Candlemass' best work, surpassing even the astounding debut. More Eurogothic doom metal is in store here, with Messiah's quasi-operatic vocals adding to the atmosphere. "Nightfall" includes several classic songs from Sweden's best band of the '80s: "Well of Souls," "At the Gallows' End," "Samarithan," "Dark Are the Veils of Death," "Mourner's Lament," and "Bewitched" all found themselves onto the best-of double CD ("As It Is, As It Was") in some form or other! The lyrics are also quite good, and so is the cover art, a painting called "Voyage of Life: Old Age" which I stumbled upon to my amazement at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. a couple of years ago.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Elegies and Funeral Dirges
Candlemass' debut album "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" is seen by many as THE doom metal album, the one that one has to hear at least once in their lifetime if they are in... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars “Only the vultures will come to see me hang”
Candlemass returns with their second epic doom creation: Nightfall. This 47 minute onslaught of depression is defined by the first appearance of classic Candlemass vocalist Messiah... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ryan ''The Real Deal''
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Candlemass!
Candlemass is one of the best Doom metal bands out there. Highly recommend this album to any doom metal fans out there.
Published 11 months ago by Babs
5.0 out of 5 stars If you don't like this album, you are not a metalhead.
This is a masterpiece. If you do not like this album, go mosh around like an idiot to some girl-pants deathcore nonsense. Nightfall is a must-have.
Published 11 months ago by BigAndy
5.0 out of 5 stars HELL YEAH!!!
This my message to all that dont have this in your collection...
Buy it and forget the rest of the world!
Published 20 months ago by C. Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Believe me, you're captured my friend...
'Nightfall' is an all time favourite, it's the embodiment of doom; crushing, bombastic, grandiose. It's the rare album with songs good enough and consistent enough to justify a... Read more
Published on March 18, 2012 by robotiq
5.0 out of 5 stars doom metal
Candlemass, the 80's reincarnation of old Black Sabbath, continued their tradition of great doom metal on "Nightfall," which was also the first of their albums to feature the... Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by Alessandro M. R. Mor
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly Shades of Doom
If you want the best, there is no other. The greatest (Doom Metal) album of all time. Simply said... Enjoy. Peace. -steven
Published on November 4, 2011 by Steven Kelso
3.0 out of 5 stars A good piece of work
I have been aware of Candlemass for many years, but did not have any music from them. Recently, I decided to make the step and procure this second album from them--Nightfall--that... Read more
Published on December 13, 2009 by sauerkraut
5.0 out of 5 stars Doom Metal at its best
For those fans who remember Candle Mass, then this is the album for you, every one of the songs is done with a great haunting and powerful black metal sound. Read more
Published on December 21, 2008 by Master of Reality
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