Paradise Lost Tragic Idol
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cagedescending
April 28th 2012



4124 Comments


the special edition packaging of this is so sexy

terminusest
May 4th 2012



96 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Paradise Lost's best album, and one of the best metal albums of all time, Icon, has a very homogenous feel. That's not a downside to the album. This is their best since Draconian Times.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 4th 2012



5996 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is their best since Draconian Times

To that sentence, I would add this: "and in their own game (Gothic, Icon and Draconian Times)

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terminusest
May 4th 2012



96 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the 2005 self titled is pretty underrated, sun faded is definitely one of their best songs

bogert
May 5th 2012



17 Comments


I am a big fan of this album ...

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
May 6th 2012



1856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I always wondered before the release of this album, just how 'Crucify' and 'Honesty in Death' would either set the standard or match the quality of the rest of the album. When i listened to the album in full the other day, I certainly realised that there was a lot of variety here, not in terms of songwriting or musicianship as such, but the changes in tempo and influences of doom metal, which hasn't been that prominent on the band's last couple of records. That said, most of the album, as usual, is a stab at the gothic and the depressive themes that have always roamed in PL's books, yet what is new here is the heaviness of the guitar work and Holmes' much better handled clean vocals work, which on past albums weren't quite as effective. Certainly one of the finest albums of 2012.

VinylBlog
May 8th 2012



1 Comments


Great review.
I really enjoyed the album, think they did a great work.
It sounds fantastic on a vinyl record:
http://www.vinyl-blog.com/2012/05/07/paradise-lost-tragic-idol/

Regard,
Danny
www.vinyl-blog.com

StormChaser
June 5th 2012



322 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This dropping lower than 4 is blasphemy

Imperial
June 9th 2012



1725 Comments


Opening track is gooder...rest of the album...not so much.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2012



5996 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The album is a grower, listen to it more times.

Imperial
June 9th 2012



1725 Comments


I'll try but it just lacked something the couple times I tried listening.

hatahs
August 17th 2012



139 Comments


this is a 4.0 at least

hatahs
August 17th 2012



139 Comments


agreed w voivod. gets better after about 6 or 7 listens

Det_Nosnip
September 9th 2012



374 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Holy shit this is awesome...can't wait to hear it live next week! I'm kicking myself for not listening earlier. Crucify. :cool:

This is one of the few bands that managed to experiment & return to form without sounding forced (*cough* Metallica *cough*).

PunchforPunch
October 21st 2013



6206 Comments


dang great artwork



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