Label: Metal Mind Records - MASSCD0111 • Format: CD Album, Limited Edition, Reissue Different Cover • Country: Poland • Genre: Rock • Style: Doom Metal, Death Metal
And whom should I thank for all this audible bliss? The answer is right here! Paradise Lost were the first to successfully mix slower, doomy music with guttural vocals and include gothic overtones with keyboards and female vocals. They would kick off an English trend which My Dying Bride and Anathema would pick up and run with shortly after.
This formula would be used time and time again over the years, sometimes successfully, other times not, but this is where it all started. Nick Holmes vocals are just awesome on this release. I really don't care for a lot of his clean vocals that would take over shortly after Gothic although he has improved over the yearsbut his work on this album is emotional yet brutal, and when mixed with the exquisite melodies and female vocals make for an amazing mix.
The guitar in general is beautifully dark, with great riffs and melodies throughout that are immediately recognisable. But as important as Gothic is, it's not a perfect album. The sound is muddy, and a few tracks are not as high quality as others.
But this slight lack of consistency is really nit-picking what is an awesome and hugely important album. Gothic deserves a much higher rating than the 3. I believe this score has been pulled down by fans of latter-day Paradise Lost fans that can't handle the more death metal aspect of the band.
If you like any of the bands I mentioned above, this is essential! Eternal - Paradise Lost - Gothic + EP 5 Reviews: 1.
Ratings: 3 Reviews: 1. Paradise Lost - Gothic Rate and review this release. Site Rating Ratings: 5 Shakespeare - Jose Jimenez - My Name.Jose Jimenez 1.
Clan Rating Ratings: 3 Reviews: 1. Paradise Lost. Genres Doom Metal. Paradise Lost chronology. In Dub Lost Paradise Gothic Shades of God As I Die Icon Seals the Sense Gothic EP Draconian Times One Second Reflection Host Believe in Nothing Symbol of Life At Eternal - Paradise Lost - Gothic + EP BBC Paradise Lost In Requiem The Anatomy of Melancholy Drown in Darkness - The Early Demos Lost In Time Tragic Idol Tragic Illusion Errors Of My Ways - Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Ash / Theres The Rub The Rarities Tragic Illusion Live at the Roundhouse, London Symphony for the Lost The Plague Within Medusa
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