Doomsday Kingdom packshotLeif Edling is best known as the bassist and primary songwriter for Sweden’s Candlemass – a band which, aside from Black Sabbath, is arguably the greatest doom metal group of our time.

Edling is currently on leave as a touring member of Candlemass due to chronic fatigue syndrome, but this hasn’t stopped him from following his muse. The Doomsday Kingdom doesn’t find Edling straying too far from his roots, but his health concerns have no doubt added to the ominous, brooding feel of the album. Edling has dubbed himself ‘The Doomfather’ here, and there is no more fitting a name for a man that I would consider one of the genre’s greatest pioneers.

The Doomsday Kingdom is out now via Nuclear Blast/Caroline.

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