Paradise Lost – Obsidian (2020) – Review

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2020 turns out to be the year of doom in more ways than one. A year that feels more surreal than most.

But fear not.

It looks like many artists were clairvoyant and followed up with a literal deluge of well-crafted Doom Metal of all sorts. Steely, rock hard, and tearfully arranged sorrow and pain. For the avid metalhead to pass the year in comfort, weird as it may be.

And truly, a few very cool grief-laden surprises crossed our paths lately. Like Black Trillium or the late teary opus River of Souls just sent our … [...] Click to raid more!

Paradise Lost – Medusa (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Paradise Lost - Medusa - Album Cover Chameleons rule. Small lizards prone to sneak about trees, to look at you weirdly and change color whenever it suits them. The terror of insects of any kind – one hit of their sticky tongue and their victims are history. Well, that’s the animal kingdom.

But you find them not only there, but also with our brethren in Rock and Metal. Perhaps not as deadly, but for sure very capable to shed skins and change color at a moment’s notice.

Paradise Lost is one of them for sure with their newest concoction MedusaJumping styles like the chameleon does [...] Click to raid more!

Paradise Lost – Draconian Times (1995) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Paradise Lost - Draconian Times - Album CoverThe 5th studio album Draconian Times of British metallers Paradise Lost takes off to somewhere. Only we are not sure where this is all going. The tune they present often sounds like Heavy Metal, as in Metallica of the Load era during the mid ’90s, albeit at a slower pace of sorts. And this makes me wonder where the real Doom Metal element escaped to.

Further, for a doom album proper, the style thrown at us is almost too lively. So here we have a record that moves down this Gothic Metal road that became more and more [...] Click to raid more!

Paradise Lost – The Plague Within (2015) – Review

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One thing is clear: The 14th studio album The Plague Within of the long-standing band Paradise Lost has its moments. Total, stellar Doom Metal moments like Beneath Broken Earth for instance. Offering a meatier Black Sabbath style tune that is actually pretty good with a (very limited) solo to boot.

And there are other moments, like Cry Out, which give you hope that this is actually getting somewhere. Only to find out that this track is actually at the end, instead of somewhere else. Even if this piece of work feels like some ’80s Hard Rock or early Heavy Metal production gone Death Metal [...] Click to raid more!