Oh sorry, I didn't even read it. It's an article from 2016. The link I posted, using google like you suggested, comes from the record label which released the remastered version and it is the top suggestion on google. And it's from march 2018.
I disagree. Not one album sounds the same and they are developing the sound all the time. Also Medusa is great. Funny how in some point Host was considered the low point of the bands career. I also enjoy it too though.
I'll have to disagree too. Up until Tragic Idol, in my opinion, Paradise Lost had never really an album which sounded similar to their last album or the ones release in the past. They have always managed to release something relatively new in their own terms, keeping the "paradise lost vibe" to it. With The Plague Withing I had a Gothic/Icon feel to it, Medusa the same thing - that's why I think they're recycling themselves. I didn't like these two albums, but respect those who do. And I absolutely love Host, imo the best synthpop album ever made.
guess I'm pretty used to the lazy hive photo, bought it right away back in the day. no idea about the font. well whatever, its on vinyl for the first time right. Host rehamster was great, this..soon we know
I'm listening through their discography myself right now.. tbh I only listened to "Paradise Lost" so far over the last years and I love that one. Found it strange to find out that people in general think it's not one of their best.. but now I know why, they definitely have better ones. But personally I seem to like their "newer" stuff more. Their older albums like One second or Draconian Times are pretty.. soft? Idk, I like their heavier stuff more.
Thanks for the replies, you good people. I've listening to a bunch of these records and I do enjoy them. However, I really am looking for gothic music that isn't poppy, and Paradise Lost seem to be the opposite at almost all times. Plus I'm not fond of old albums because of sound quality, which makes listening to "Gothic" a bit grating. Does anyone have any direction to point me towards? (pls)
Try out Draconian Times. I don't really consider PL to be 'gothic metal' whatever this peculiar term may apply to. DT has good sound quality and actually reminds a lot of people Metallica's eponymous black effort. If that's too 'catchy' for you, get to Shades of God and Icon as I suggested to beautiful iSui a little above. All in all, The Plague Within is my favourite album by them, and I've been a listener for a while to choose carefully. Tragic Idol is very good too, free from growls that may scare someone not too familiar with death metal off. Hope I did clear it a bit for you. If not, I'd be happy to clarify more.
gothic metal that isn't "poppy" it's definitely a rare thing. In essence, gothic music is poppy. But, if you haven't listened and wanna try some heavier stuff in the genre with decent recording and mixing, I recommend Tiamat's Wildhoney, Moonspell's The Antidote, Lake of Tears' Forever Autumn, Darkseed's Ultimate Darkness and, of course, Paradise Lost more recent albums, specially Faith Divides and Tragic Idol.
Hey Paradise Lost fans, I like the more "poppy" albums - Symbol of Life and Paradise Lost - but I thought I would give a go to some of their more recent stuff, which apparently goes back to their metal roots. Which of the latest albums would you recommend?
Well, that two albums are not that "poppy", it would be One Second, Host and maybe Believe in Nothing. I recommend you albums In Requiem, Faith Divide Us - Death Unites Us and Tragic Idol. That three albums are heavy but also melodic. Happy listening.
As someone who hated The Plague Within: Medusa is Ok. I had Fun. Fun was had. Nothing spectacular or groundbreaking, pretty damn heavy, doesn't sound as forced as TPW, it feels like Paradise Lost are having genuine fun with playing stoner-ish doom. And that's fine. Nowhere near as good as their best releases, but a step up. Wether or not it sounds like a Paradise Lost record is another thing, because a lot of the heavier moments sounded like a tribute to one style or the other (Type O Negative, Candlemass to name but two). Now, I hope they'll finaly get bored with the heaviness fad and return to playing something more interesing the next time around. Lastly: Why the f*ck is Shrines not the album closer I have no idea. Sounds exactly like "heavy" PL should sound and not some random doom metal tribute band. Great song, best on the album. ...And now back to listening to the new Septicflesh which is a fucking great record.
Medusa is definitely the album for listening at least two-three times, and I feel it right after first full listen. It has everything I wanted from Paradise Lost: crushing heaviness, good structures and memorable moments, subtle parts which created beauty of the whole PL discography. And while The Plague Within took back some death doom elements from the past, I have a feeling Medusa bring it closer to the stoner sound. Solid after first listen, and I think can be phenomenal after few next ones.
Fearless Sky sounds good. I downloaded Medusa and burned to CD from work like month ago and I'm stuck with netbook without CD drive. Listening whole thing right now for the first time. It should be classic Paradise Lost.
вообще не понятно, чего они хотели добиться на "Медузе", "Чума" был очень хорошей работой, на стыке раннего творчества и той последующей попсятины и тут пацаны решили полностью вернутся к корням, вернуться получилось, а вот хороший музыкальный альбом записать нет
I agree with neoxx07. "Medusa" is more on their "old sound", it's definitely not like "Faith United Us..." or "One Second", it still has the goth sound in a few songs but it's definitely more on the Doom side.
I agree with neoxx07 as well, even though that's not the point. Surely, stylistically, Medusa lies somewhere between Gothic and Shades of Gods, exceptional albums both of them. The point though is that I place Medusa to a much much lower level of quality. Whatever though, to each his own.
Having listened to Medusa in full, I sorta' agree. I find it more enjoyable than TPW but still Paradise Lost seem to be, well, lost in mostly average fanservice. I guess this is more interesting than being stuck on mediocre albums (Faith Divides and Tragic Idol, both of which I found, well, average at best) but still not the level of quality I expect from them.
Same here. I'm not one of the youngest fans and i'm ok with heavier material, but these songs are nothing special imho, not terrible, just average death/doom. I honestly expected something more from PL, i hope to change my mind with some listenings.
I, on the other hand, hated The Plague Within for being a soulless by-the-numbers death/doom album and, despite a simillar direction, I love the two songs officialy released so far ("Longest Winter" and "Symbolic Virtue") and I find them much better than the dull crap of TPW.
Nuclear Blast seems to have some serious problems with the pressing plants, because it's the third major leak this year. First Suffocation, which leaked like 2 months before release, then Cradle of Filth, which also leaked approx 2 months before release and now Paradise Lost. Interesting, because 320kbps quality leaks incl. Bonus Tracks are definitely no promos, that's for sure.