|House of Doom|
|Extended play by Candlemass|
|Released||May 25 2018|
|Genre||Doom Metal, Epic Doom Metal|
|Producer||Marcus Jidell, Leif Edling|
|Death Thy Lover
|House of Doom
|The Door To Doom |
House of Doom is an EP by Swedish epic doom band Candlemass. Released on 25 May 2018, it serves as a soundtrack to an online slot game of the same name, commissioned by the band for Hyperfrost. It is the second EP release to feature current singer Mats Levén (Though he has appeared on a handful of other releases).
On Candlemass' social media pages in the fall of 2017, Leif Edling announced he was working on a new Candlemass song that was "a part of something bigger, something really cool that will take the band on another adventure." Along with this announcement he would describe the process as "very exciting and a new challenge for me as a songwriter." On 13 March it would be revealed that Candlemass had contributed their likenesses, imagery and music to a five-reel online video slot game named House of Doom by Hyperfrost. The band contributed original music and thus an EP soundtrack to compliment the online game. In April the band released a lyric video for the title track and announced that a physical copy of the soundtrack would be released via Napalm Records. The band also announced a new album set for the fall, despite previous claims that 2012's Psalms For The Dead would be their final record.
On 10 May 2018, Candlemass announced that a 10" version of the title track would be released, with Tobias Forge (Repugnant, Ghost) as a guest vocalist. This 10" is exclusive to players of the online game, with every fifth player securing the etched 10".
Reviews on the EP itself have been fairly mixed. While some reviewers such as Metalnexus praised the EP as a good teaser towards the next album and Distorted Sound Mag giving the EP a 9/10 not all reviewers were as kind. Indy Metal Vault (Giving a B-), while enjoying the release, observed an "assembly line" feel to the record and joked about the band's retirement towards the next album. Doodlehound (Giving a "mildly recommended" score) criticized the slot machine soundtrack premise and the "fragmented" feel of the title track though gave praise to "Flowers of Deception" and "Fortuneteller". The review also aired uncertainty of the new album as well.
House of Doom EP
- 1. House of Doom (6:21)
- 2. Flowers of Deception (6:11)
- 3. Fortuneteller (3:12)
- 4. Dolls on a Wall (3:55)
House of Doom 10"
- 1. House of Doom (9:30)
- Leif Edling - Bass, Songwriting, Lyrics
- Mats Levén - Vocals
- Mats Björkman - Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
- Lars Johansson - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
- Jan Lindh - Drums
- Tobias Forge - Guest Vocals on the alternate version of "House of Doom"
- Marcus Jidell - Producer
- David Castillo - Mixing
- Maor Appelbaum - Mastering
|Current Members||Leif Edling • Mats Björkman • Lars Johansson • Jan Lindh • Johan Längquist|
|Past Members||Mats Ekström • Christian Weberyd • Johnny Reinholm • Messiah Marcolin • Thomas Vikström • Michael Amott • Björn Flodkvist • Patrik Instedt • Jejo Perkovic • Mats Ståhl • Carl Westholm • Robert Lowe • Mats Leven • Per Wiberg|
|Studio Albums||Epicus Doomicus Metallicus • Nightfall • Ancient Dreams • Tales of Creation • Chapter VI • Dactylis Glomerata • From The 13th Sun • Candlemass • King of The Grey Islands • Death Magic Doom • Psalms For The Dead • The Door To Doom|
|Live Albums||Candlemass - Live• Documents of Doom • Doomed For Live • The Curse of Candlemass: Live in Stockholm 2003 • 20 Year Anniversary Party • Ashes To Ashes • Live at the Marquee - Nov 26 1988 • Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Live at Roadburn 2011 • Green Valley|
|Selected Other Releases||Sjunger Sigge Fürst • Wiz • Nimis • Lucifer Rising • Don't Fear The Reaper • Doomology • Candlemass Vs. Entombed • Behind The Wall of Doom • Death Thy Lover • House of Doom • The Pendulum|
|Associated Bands, Artists, Etc.||Nemesis • Solitude Aeturnus • Krux • Spiritual Beggars • The Doomsday Kingdom • Avatarium • Abstrakt Algebra • Therion • Momento Mori • Mercyful Fate • King Diamond • Carcass • Arch Enemy • The Black Heart of Candlemass • Songs of Torment, Songs of Joy|