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Ancient Dreams

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Released  November 22, 1988
Studio  Nacka Recording House
Artist  Candlemass
Producer  Candlemass
Genre  Doom metal
Recorded  August 1988
Length  58:31
Release date  23 November 1988
Label  Active Records
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Ancient Dreams (1988)  Tales of Creation (1989)
Similar  Candlemass albums, Doom metal albums

Candlemass ancient dreams full album

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.

Candlemass ancient dreams

Track listing

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".
  • Personnel

  • Messiah Marcolin - vocals
  • Lars Johansson - lead guitar
  • Mats Björkman - rhythm guitar
  • Leif Edling - bass
  • Jan Lindh - drums
  • Production
  • 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
  • Songs

    1Mirror Mirror6:16
    2A Cry From the Crypt7:25
    3Darkness in Paradise6:47


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