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Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

TypeStudio Full-length
Release date
GenresEpic Doom Metal
LabelsBlack Dragon Records
Running time43:01
Ranked#10 for 1986 , #338 all-time (Top 9.5%)
Reviews :  0
Comments :  16
Total votes :  16
Rating :  92.4 / 100
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Track listing (Songs)

2.Demons Gate9:12901
3.Crystal Ball5:21901
4.Black Stone Wielder7:36951
5.Under the Oak6:55901
6.A Sorcerer's Pledge8:20951

Line-up (members)

  • Mats "Mappe" Björkman : Guitars
  • Leif Edling : Bass, Lyrics, Songwriting
  • Mats Ekström : Drums

Guest / session musicians

  • Johan Längquist : Vocals
  • Cille Svenson : Additional Vocals On 'A Sorcerer's Pledge'
  • Klas Bergwall : Guitars

Production staff / artist

  • Mike Lind : Remastering
  • Jeanette Andersson : Layout (Re-issue)
  • Ragne "Valhalla Warrior" Wahlquist : Engineering, Co-Producer
  • Eric Larnoy : Back Cover Painting
  • Uffe Magnusson : Photography
Recorded at Thunderload Studios.

Original vinyl release on Black Dragon Records. Concurrent US release licensed to Leviathan Records.

A ''half live'' version video was made for ''Solitude'', with Messiah Marcolin on vocals.

Remastered version re-released by Powerline Records in 2002 as 2CD in a slipcase with metallic/white design.
The bonus CD is Live In Birmingham and was recorded in March 1988:
1. The Well of Souls (07:25)
2. Demons Gate (09:03)
3. Crystal Ball (05:18)
4. Solitude (06:26)
5. Bewitched (06:24)
6. A Sorcerer's Pledge (10:53)
7. Black Sabbath Medley (06:12)

Reissued on November 8, 2011 by Peaceville Records (CDVILED330X) as a digibook, containing a bonus audio CD which features the entire album with biographical commentary throughout by Leif Edling.

"Leif Edling would like to dedicate "Solitude" to himself" is the inscription on the insert.

The voice at the beginning of "Demons Gate" is Leif Edling's, slowed down.

"Under the Oak" was already written as part of the "Tales of Creation" concept, originally released on the same titled demo, and later on the album of that title.

"Demons Gate" is lyrically based on Lucio Fulci's 1981 horror classic "The Beyond".

"Black Stone Wielder" is Leif Edling's personal interpretation of The Three Wise Men.


level   (95/100)
86년도에 이런 엘범이 나올수 있다니...미쳤다
level   (95/100)
A masterpiece of Doom Metal
level   (90/100)
Nightfall보다 좋은데? 기타는 무슨 약빤 듯 연주한다.
level   (90/100)
이 시기에 이런 분위기의 앨범이 나왔다는 사실이 놀라울 따름이다.. 물론 연주와 편곡도 더할 나위 없이 훌륭하다.. 특히 "Solitude"는 지금 들어도 온몸에 전율이 흐른다..
level   (95/100)
Isn't this amazing? The quality of riffwork is sky high. Couple that with lengthy Doom Metal verses and what do you get? A timeless classic!
level   (90/100)
오글거리는 면이 적지 않아 있어서 아쉬운
level   (100/100)
Traditional doom! A very great idea
level   (90/100)
원래 둠은 잘안듣는데 이런 둠은 귀에 잘들어오네
level   (90/100)
헤비메탈 보컬계의 숨은 진주 Johan Langquist
level   (100/100)
one of the epicness doom metal album i've ever heard!!!
level   (95/100)
캔들매스는 이앨범 하나면 설명이 끝난다고 생각한다.
level   (90/100)
확실히 좋은데 5번트랙만큼은 한편으론 너무 팝스럽게 오글거리기도 해서 별로다.
level   (80/100)
다시 들어보니깐 꽤나 유치하다.
level   (95/100)
výborný debut
level   (92/100)
캔들매스는 메시아의 보컬로 유명하지만 솔직히 음악적 완성도는 이 1집이 최고다. 보컬도 딱히 오버하지 않으면서 더 어두운 분위기를 자아내고, 리프의 전체적 완성도도 그렇고...
level   (86/100)
이 시대에 이정도 레코딩에 이정도 연주와 악곡, 보컬 실력이면 대단하다. 둠메탈 장르에 있어서도 큰 기여를 한 작품


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