Candlemass   From the 13th Sun
3.1
good
Release Date: 1999
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4.0 excellentMaidenFan24 | March 26th 12

Don't really understand all the "negativity" towards this album. Sure, it's a different kind of album than like say the first four, but the songs are still astonishing (with a strong Sabbath/stoner vibe to it). Altough not perfect, the cold and almost grim atmosphere lifts the album out of the sea of mediocrity and "dumb" Sabbath worshipping into something far more interesting and worth-while.

2 Bumps | Bump

2.5 averageSystemunfolded | February 27th 12

Damn, and I was starting to like these guys.

1 Bumps | Bump

3.5 greatRoundOnEndHiInMiddle | July 24th 17

Most of the middle Candlemass records are just some very well-done Black Sabbath worship, but From The 13th Sun comes right out and admits that from the very beginning. The album was dedicated by the band to Sabbath, and though these are all original compositions, they may has well have been Sabbath songs to begin with. Still, like Dactylis Glomerata and to a lesser extent Chapter VI, the material here is really solid and quite fun in some spots, with Bjorn Flodkvist doing a particularly good job as main vocalist. The riffs are good, the drums are good, the bass is good, there's really not a whole lot to it other than that. That said, there's some nice atmospheric moments here that help keep the record engaging and easy to listen to as the interludes segue through tracks. Enjoyable if unoriginal, From The 13th Sun is good stuff for fans of Candlemass (and Sabbath).

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4.5 superbPhishstixxx | June 5th 17

The spacey production and themes save this album from being just another Sabbath rip-off. Crushing space doom, anyone?

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3.0 goodJeejee | March 13th 19
5.0 classicMTRappa777 | March 9th 19
3.5 greatjoshb9864 | March 6th 19
2.5 averageResident Metalhead Piranha | January 31st 19
2.5 averageStonedManatee | December 18th 18
1.0 awfulmarkthemetalgod | November 8th 18
3.0 goodZombiejoejoe | September 22nd 18
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3.0 goodSilentScream213 | August 26th 18
3.5 greatLonglivepolitzania92 | August 5th 18
2.5 averageSpluger | July 15th 18
4.0 excellentZeddSquared | June 10th 18
3.0 goodRocknMetal | April 23rd 18
4.0 excellentSandblasted | March 31st 18
3.0 goodgrondalen | March 8th 18
3.0 goodArvidL | January 26th 18
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4.0 excellentJohnCoil888 | January 10th 18
2.5 averageFear | December 9th 17
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3.0 goodLeprosy123 | November 28th 16
4.5 superbTomstein | November 10th 16
4.5 superbCoreLeone | September 19th 16
2.5 averagemasterofreality | August 31st 16
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3.5 greatSnowdog808 | July 18th 16
4.0 excellentIanman | June 8th 16
2.0 poorandgrond | April 26th 16
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3.0 goodRaven49 | January 4th 16
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2.0 poormEyck97 | October 19th 15
2.5 averageFozzie | October 19th 15
2.5 averageMaximilian1997 | September 11th 15
2.5 averageomegaswitch33 | September 5th 15
1.5 very poorStereochrome1 | August 28th 15
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4.0 excellentsilva | July 19th 15
2.5 averageAion | March 6th 15
1.5 very poorconraddson | January 19th 15
3.0 goodFlappadoink | January 16th 15
3.0 goodFlyheadMetal | December 12th 14
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2.5 averagerockandmetaljunkie | January 21st 14
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4.5 superbNathanInsanity | November 24th 12
4.0 excellentPsychicChris | October 20th 12
2.5 averageGigglesdemon | September 28th 12
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3.0 goodKillerhit | June 21st 12
2.5 averageRobert Davis CONTRIBUTOR | June 17th 12
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2.5 averageemptyblackbox | November 14th 11
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2.0 poorSuicideVeil90 | November 13th 10
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