Every Friday I turn the blog over to Dan Marsicano for his Retro Recommendation, giving you a chance to learn about underrated and overlooked gems from metal's past. When it comes to doom metal, one of the first and best bands in the genre was Candlemass. Their 1986 full-length debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus was a groundbreaking album for doom, and a classic in any genre. By 1988 the band had developed a signature sound and were hitting on all cylinders. Their third album Ancient Dreams is this week's Retro Recommendation.
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