“Chapter VI” was the first and simultaneously last regular album of Candlemass with Tomas Vikström on vocals. The successor of the figurehead Messiah Marcolin delivered a good performance while offering a wide spectrum. His clear voice and his classic style give the album its own character. But it is not only the charismatic, accurate voice of Vikström. The elegant, not very heavy yet somehow fitting sound also lends the album a special colouring. It’s a pretty unusual sound, not sticky, although the keyboards play a remarkable role, but very atmospheric. – metal-archives
Originally released in 1992. Peaceville 2014.