Introducing Candlemass

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Brooding and mystical, Swedish band Candlemass helped to shape the sound of doom metal with their classic album Epicus Doomicus Metallicus. On Introducing Candlemass, listeners get a chance to sample the band's back catalog with a two-disc compilation of classic, brooding metal. Without any real rarities or demos, hardcore fans will want to check out collections like 2010's Doomology, but for new listeners looking to get into one of the genre's heavy-hitting founding fathers, this makes for a concise introduction to the band's extensive back catalog. For those looking for something a little more extensive, 1994's compilation As It Is, as It Was is a great place to start.

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