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  • Performer: Candlemass
  • Title: The Best Of Candlemass - As It Is, As It Was
  • Genre: Rock
  • Released: 1994
  • Style: Doom Metal
  • MP3 album: 1186 mb
  • FLAC album: 1742 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Candlemass - The Best Of Candlemass - As It Is, As It Was download album

The Best of Candlemass: As It Is, as It Was is a compilation album by the Swedish doom metal band Candlemass. It consists of tracks from the first five studio albums, a live album and a couple of EPs. This compilation was released after their "unofficial" break up. All songs by Leif Edling, except "The End of Pain"" by Edling/Lars Johansson. Disc one. "Solitude" - 5:36. Dying Illusion" - 5:49. Mirror Mirror" (live) - 5:30.

6. The Bells of Acheron. Compilation, 10 Октябрь 1994, Music For Nations.

The first Candlemass album was Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, released in 1986 and now considered a milestone in the Doom metal scene. The next release was Nightfall (1987), considered by some as one of the greatest Doom metal albums ever. The line-up had now changed: new members were Messiah Marcolin (vocals), Lars Johansson (lead guitar) and Jan Lindh (drums). This line-up is generally considered the most important and the mos. In 1990, a live album was released. Shortly afterwards, a dispute between the band members resulted in Messiah Marcolin's decision to leave. After the departure of Marcolin, Candlemass recruited vocalist Tomas Vikstrom and recorded Chapter VI (1992). The Best of Candlemass: As It Is, As It Was 1994. Rate It Awful Very Poor Poor Average Good Great Excellent Superb Classic.

The Best of Candlemass: As It Is, as It Was (Compilation). Vocals (tracks ., . ) (as "Johan Längqvist"). Diamonds of Doom (Compilation). ).

CANDLEMASS is a doom metal traditional doom metal music artist. The Best of Candlemass: As it Is, As it Was Traditional Doom Metal 1994. The album was released through Napalm Records in June 2012. In several interviews leading up to the release of the album, members of the band have stated that "Psalms for the Dead" will be the last Candlemass release but that they won´t split up. I guess that means that they will occasionally tour with the material they have already recorded.

Epicus Doomicus Metallicus. The Best of Candlemass: As It Is, As It Was. Candlemass.

Witches (Candlemass, 2005). We kick it off with a super heavy modern song from the new Candlemass era. It’s a catchy, headbangable tune that I’m surprised that they haven’t played live more often. 19. Dark Reflections (Tales of Creation, 1989). Catchy hit from their second album with Messiah Marcolin in top shape. 17. My Funeral Dreams (Death Magic Doom, 2009)

For doom, though, it was about trying to stay as true to the path as Tony Iommi and his Black Sabbath cohorts laid out. The riff is the true measure of a doom band's power as all bow and pay homage to Lord Iommi. Only an elite few have maintained their own identity along this road of worship and for so long, one of them being Sweden's Candlemass and bassist Leif Edling. It took more than 30 years, but Johan Längquist is finally a full time member of Candlemass. Multiple attempts were made to cement him in the lineup throughout different periods of the band - why did previous attempts fail and how did it finally come together? Johan didn’t want to join at first. I totally love that album and it came pretty high in the 10 best albums of 2017 charts. We weren’t planning a new Candlemass album anyway, so it was cool for me to do it.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1-1 Solitude
Drums – Matz EkströmLead Guitar – Klas BergwallVocals – Johan Langquist
1-2 Bewitched
Keyboards [Keyboard] – Mike Wead
1-3 Dying Illusion
Vocals – Tomas Vikström
1-4 Demons Gate
Drums – Matz EkströmLead Guitar – Klas BergwallVocals – Johan Langquist
1-5 Mirror Mirror - Live 5:29
1-6 Samarithan
Guitar [Harmony Guitars] – Mike Wead
1-7 Into The Unfathomed Tower 3:02
1-8 Bearer Of Pain 7:22
1-9 Where The Runes Still Speak
Vocals – Tomas Vikström
1-10 At The Gallows End
Acoustic Guitar – Mike Wead
1-11 Mourners Lament
Guitar [Harmony Guitars], Keyboards [Keyboard] – Mike Wead
2-1 A Tale Of Creation 6:52
2-2 Ebony Throne 4:21
2-3 Under The Oak 5:58
2-4 Well Of Souls - Live 5:24
2-5 Dark Are The Veils Of Death 4:02
2-6 Darkness In Paradise 6:46
2-7 The End Of Pain
Vocals – Tomas Vikström
2-8 Sorcerer's Pledge 10:12
2-9 Solitude - 87 12" Version
Drums – Matz Ekström
2-10 Crystal Ball - 87 12" Version)
Drums – Matz Ekström
2-11 Bullfest - 93 Swedish Party Single
Vocals – Tomas Vikström

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Rough Trade Distribution – RTD GAS 211.11662
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Music For Nations
  • Copyright (c) – Music For Nations
  • Published By – Nils Georgs Musikförlag
  • Published By – Jobete Music
  • Published By – Bloody Skull Music
  • Glass Mastered At – Mayking


  • Bass – Leif Edling
  • Drums – Jan Lindh
  • Guitar [Solo] – Lars Johansson
  • Mastered By – Peter In de Betou
  • Photography By [Photos], Design – Mikael P. Eriksson, Reagera
  • Rhythm Guitar – Mappe Björkman*
  • Songwriter – Johansson* (tracks: 2-7), Edling*
  • Vocals – Messiah Marcolin


All songs published by Jobete Music and Bloody Skull Music, except for 2-11 published by Nils Georgs Musikförlag.
Original round black sticker with white fonts read:
CANDLEMASS 'As It Is, As It Was'
2 cd's for a special price

(P) (C) 1994 Music For Nations.
℗ & © 1994 Music For Nations
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016583 116620
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored, CD 1, Variant 1-2): CDMFN166-1 : . MASTERED . BY MAYKING
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored, CD 2, Variant 1-2): CDMFN166-2 : . MASTERED . BY MAYKING
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 4B09
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): none
  • Label Code: LC 5661
  • Distribution Code: BM 650

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Candlemass As It Is, As It Was ‎(2xCass, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Candlemass) none 1994
PCCY-00673, PCCY 00673 Candlemass = キャンドルマス* Candlemass = キャンドルマス* - The Best Of Candlemass - As It Is, As It Was = ベスト・オブ・キャンドルマス ‎(2xCD, Comp) Music For Nations, Pony Canyon, Music For Nations, Pony Canyon PCCY-00673, PCCY 00673 Japan 1994

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