The Door To Doom

Candlemass - The Door To Doom
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Based on 52 ratings
2019 Ratings: #475
February 22, 2019 / Release Date
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Napalm / Label
Doom Metal / Genres
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zachthesnack
76
Doom Metal legends, Candlemass return with one of the most thrilling Doom records of the last 5 years.

Favs: House of Doom, Splendor Demon Majesty
Benny
85
Epic.
laz456
50
I cannot find enjoyment from this kind of metal. It doesn't have any of the characteristics I'm looking for. It's not fast or catchy like a Nails album. The band is not really heavy or abrasive like Code Orange are. They don't have the kind of emotional punch of Baroness. Don't have the atmosphere of Deafheaven or Altar of Plagues. The riffs aren't nearly on the level of a band like Sleep. The album is not triumphant in the way Elder's last album was. They don't provide that crushing sense of ... read more
notbuzzzila
76
Doom metal has been really really good over the past few years, and some of the classic bands are getting in on the genre's second wind as well. First Sleep released one of the greatest stoner doom albums in years with The Sciences. And now, Candlemass is getting in on the fun. Great record!
82
Heavy, catchy, anthemic. Everything I could want from a doom metal album. Some tracks like under the ocean drag just a little in my opinion, but stellar cuts like Astorolus and House of Doom make up for it big time
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Track List

  1. Splendor Demon Majesty
  2. Under the Ocean
  3. Astorolus - The Great Octopus (feat. Tony Iommi)
  4. Bridge of the Blind
  5. Death's Wheel
  6. Black Trinity
  7. House of Doom
  8. The Omega Circle
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