Paradise Lost is a well-sounding name when it comes to dark gothic metal. The band went through different phases. The quintet has excellent longplayers in their discography. The latest records as well as the ‘Icon’ and ‘Draconian Times’ are timeless releases that helped to define a whole genre. There are two longplayers that paved the... Continue Reading →
Lacking the possibility of live shows led to a lot of streaming events during the last months. Most of those have been done with the approach of transferring the live spirit into a virtual room while others preferred a bit of a different strategy - like Paradise Lost. The UK-based metal veterans decided to perform... Continue Reading →
Paradise Lost performed a show, being part of the 2016 edition of the legendary Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The band released the recording of this show today via their Bandcamp site. The entire show is a 45:11 minutes audio file, not cut into different songs. As with a concert, you listen to it... Continue Reading →
‚Obsidian‘ is the impressive new album. Paradise Lost took all the strong moments of the different eras of the band and merged them in a great fashion. ‚Obsidian‘ is a very dense, dark, melancholic and heavy album. At the same time it carries a stronger gothic spirit and comprises of hooks that are irresistible. 2020 is already rich when it comes to great records and Paradise Lost adds another candidate for becoming 'album of the year‘ to the mix. It‘s your own fault if you miss this record.
The book has been closed but the story continues: Paradise Lost sharpen their pens and add another chapter to their dark, gloomy history of death, doom and gothic metal. In difficult times, the British legends from Halifax, Yorkshire are the drug that numbs the pain , the lover that takes away the sorrows, the story that... Continue Reading →
Obsidian… dark, reflective and black: it’s a pretty decent description of the music that Paradise Lost have been making over the last 32 years, even though this most resilient of British metal bands have stoically refused to be pinned down to one easily defined formula. Powered by a lust for creativity and a stout devotion to haunting... Continue Reading →
When PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh put to rest his VALLENFYRE side project in 2018, he closed a difficult, but an ultimately cathartic period in his life. Created as a tribute to his father John, who passed away in 2009, VALLENFYRE originally served as a sounding board for Greg’s grief, but then delved into his... Continue Reading →
(8/10) A few months ago, Nuclear Blast re-issued Paradise Lost's 'Host' album. The next re-worked album that hits the shelves for a second time is 'Believe in Nothing', originally released in 2001. As with the predecessor, the album reflects the band's flirt with gothic rock and metal, which also includes electronica. It's a continuation of... Continue Reading →