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. This as compared to the more refined brand called Doom much later. Draconian Times is – in this sense – a strange animal indeed.

Now, what kind of album is Draconian Times really?

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Paradise Lost – The Plague Within (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Paradise Lost - Plague Within - Album CoverOne 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’ – offering a meatier Black Sabbath style tune that is actually pretty good with a (very limited) riff 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 of sorts.Got hooked? Raid this some more...