| November 22, 1988|
Nacka Recording House
| August 1988|
23 November 1988
| Tales of Creation
Candlemass albums, Doom metal albums
Ancient Dreams is the third album of Swedish doom metal band Candlemass and was released in 1988, and reissued in 2001 by Powerline Records with bonus CD. The cover art of the album is a painting made by Thomas Cole, second in his series, "The Voyage of Life", entitled "Youth". Ancient Dreams was the first Candlemass album to chart in the US, debuting at No. 174 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
"Epistle 81" (Märk hur vår skugga), was written by Swedish poet/musician Carl Michael Bellman (1740 - 1795). "Incarnation of Evil" is actually a reworked version of the old Nemesis track "Black Messiah."
The band is not happy with the album mix, and they place the blame on their (then) record label rush-producing the LP to coincide with a US tour.
All tracks written by Leif Edling except were noted.The track "Black Sabbath Medley" is a CD bonus track and is composed of parts of songs from Black Sabbath, namely: "Symptom of the Universe", "Sweet Leaf", "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", "Into the Void", "Electric Funeral", "Supernaut", "Black Sabbath".
Messiah Marcolin - vocals
Lars Johansson - lead guitar
Mats Björkman - rhythm guitar
Leif Edling - bass
Jan Lindh - drums
Rex Gisslén - mixing at Montezuma Studios, Stockholm
Peter Dahl - mastering at Polar Studios, Stockholm
Wendy Kramer - artwork, graphics
Micke Lind - remastering
Micke Mårtensson - artwork, layout
Ulf Magnusson - photography
1Mirror Mirror6:16Ancient Dreams Wikipedia
2A Cry From the Crypt7:25
3Darkness in Paradise6:47