YMMV / Candlemass

  • Awesome Ego: While Messiah Marcolin's ego later got him fired, his initial chutzpah saved the band. After Epicus, the band fell apart and basically wasn't even active, and Edling had completely given up on it when he received an unsolicited phone call one night by someone who informed him that he was his new singer and proceeded to sing "Solitude" a cappella, and while Marcolin's dominant and controlling personality later wore out its welcome, it was exactly what they needed at the time to get back on their feet.
  • Epic Riff: A large proportion of their work.
  • Face of the Band: Messiah Marcolin.
  • First Installment Wins: Their first two albums overshadow most of their other material.
  • Narm: A lot of the stuff from their video for "Bewitched".
    • A particularly narmy performance comes from then-background extra Per Yngve "Dead" Ohlin, lead singer of Morbid. Of course, his later work with Mayhem makes you wonder how much he was acting...
  • Signature Song: "Solitude".
  • So Bad, It's Good: Again, the video for "Bewitched", especially Messiah Marcolin's acting.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Their later material is nowhere near as well-regarded as Epicus Doomicus Metallicus and/or Nightfall.