Candlemass - Nightfall LP (Black vinyl)
Without 'Nightfall', it's hard to imagine Candlemass having quite the reputation they do. The debut album 'Epicus Doomicus Metallicus' set the template for a new kind of doom metal (epic doom metal if you haven't noticed the title yet) and did away with almost all competitors in the genre, both old and new. However, despite the lofty heights, plodding riffs, and insane melodic parts that 'Epicus' welded together into an enormous doomy whole, there was still more to be done to establish Candlemass as one of the most revered names in slow music and solidify the band's unique style. That's where 'Nightfall' comes in and, a few drawbacks aside, it's surely the most majestic album the group ever made.