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Candlemass / King Of The Grey Islands
Album:King Of The Grey Islands Collection:General
Artist:Candlemass Added:08/2007
Label:Nuclear Blast 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-08-19 Pull Date:2007-10-21 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:21 Oct23 Sep9 Sep26 Aug

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 17 Mar 12:D. Cannibal
Catharsis - St. Paddy's night
4.Sat, 24 May 08:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton
2.Thu, 08 Dec 11:bobbi
public noize racket
5.Sat, 20 Oct 07:metaldude
too heavy for titanium
3.Sat, 10 Jan 09:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton - More of the Best of '08 & even newer discoveries
6.Sat, 22 Sep 07:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton - Lookin' out a dirty window

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-08-24 
Doomy, traditional heavy metal from the veteran Swedish band. This is very basic and at times epic but certainly classy and a good album. The vocalist this time out is Rob Lowe of Solitude Aeturnus. His vocals are somewhere between Ronnie James Dio and Bobby Liebling of Pentagram. No frills, heavy/doom metal focused on riffs and often histronic vocals. Good stuff.

(((1))) Slow, short guitar intro typical but good.
((((2)))) Very, very METAL in the most classic form – low tuned riffs, soaring vocals and well-punctuated drumming
(((((3))))) Doom! Slow and bleak. To the f’n point.
((((4)))) Clean sound and catchy chorus. Has that “this is the single & video” vibe. Very 80s doom/trad. metal. Classy.
(((5))) Up tempo riffing & structures, way histronic vocals. Not awful but too much plodding.
((((6)))) (FCC “fuck” sung twice & 4:47) Epic, doom with a lot of great riffs and a really nice breakdown.
((((7)))) Heavy & dense with odd-metered vocal touches (think early Savatage), catchy basic riffs, an odd poppy breakdown & wailing solos.
(((((8))))) KILLER! huge sound, gallop-y riffage, very 80’s “true metal” sound overall, aka: Dio, Savatage, Omen.
((((9)))) Really cool, instrumental “doom-version” er…diversion.
((((10)))) Very epic and very memorable, resonanting, total 80’s heavy/doom action. They mean the river Styx not the band Styx.
(((((11))))) New version of an old classic with the current vocalist. Perfect sound.
(((((12))))) Killer, doom metal. This is a new version of a song that appeared on “Nightfall” in 1987.

Track Listing
1.Prologue 7.Man Of Shadows
2.Emperor Of The Void 8.Clearsight
3.Devil Seed 9.The Opal City
4.Of Stars And Smoke 10.Embracing The Styx
5.Demonia 6 11.Solitude
6.Destroyer 12.At The Gallows End