Thrash Hits

March 16th, 2013

Hammerfest 2013: Candlemass – Saturday, 16 March 2013

Candlemass at Hammerfest 2013 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Candlemass may have stopped releasing albums, but with new(ish) frontman, Mats Levén, they’re not slowing down (ha ha!) their live gigging schedule. DID YOU SEE WHAT WE DID THERE?

Hell is missing a circle tonight and it has somehow wound up in North Wales. Candlemass, despite never having recovered the form of their earlier work, are still one of best live propositions in the blacker-than-thou doom. While half of their set is from last year’s middling Psalms For the Dead, it sounds much more convincing in a live environment, especially the spoken word intro of ‘Black as Time’. Thematically, everything is bleak yet there’s a huge amount of warmth in Mats Levén’s Dio-esque vocal delivery and the band’s dense guitar work.

Click here to read more of David Keevill’s review of Day 3 of Hammerfest V.


Candlemass @ Hammerfest V - 16 March 2013 c/o Gary Wolstenholme

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Candlemass @ Hammerfest 2013 setlist:
Dark Reflections
Under the Oak
At the Gallows End
Psalms for the Dead
Black as Time

Click here to see the rest of our coverage from Hammerfest 2013 – In Fear Of The Dragon.


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