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Paradise Lost are just a few weeks away from releasing their thirteenth album, Tragic Idol, through Century Media Records. So far, the hype around the album seems to suggest that this is finally the release that fans have been wanting since Draconian Times. In a Q&A done a month or so back, Guitarist Greg Mackintosh tried to help adjust expectations when he stated that, “The core of the sound on Tragic Idol has an essence of Draconian Times and Icon, and I think that’s what people are picking up on. For the past five or six years we’ve been hearing people say that Paradise Lost has gone back to the roots, which is an absolutely horrible term in my opinion. I do think that you can draw lines between a few of the tracks on the new record and Draconian Times or Icon, but when we were writing the music for Tragic Idol, I deliberately made a choice to strip everything back down to the bare bones. It’s a very simplistic record in a lot of ways, really.” I’m not sure if he was directly referencing ‘Honesty in Death’ when referring to a few songs that have that Icon vibe, but to me, it definitely does. Check out the song and hopefully it keeps you content until the final album release on April 24th.

Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol
Release Date: April 24th
Record Label: Century Media





Willie
04.17.12
I got the promo today and after one listen it sounds like a cross between Draconian Times and the last album (with a bit of Icon in places). Check the video.

KILL
04.17.12
sweet gota chceck

fish.
04.17.12
People were saying FDU-DUU was "back to their roots" at the time.

Album should be good. Honesty In Death is a great song.

Dreamflight
04.17.12
If anything, I think it's more like FDU-DUU stripped down of almost every symphonic elements. Raw, heavy and in your face, and no ballads this time.

Acanthus
04.17.12
Not heard much by these guys, this reminded me of a bit of Novembers Doom vocally.

Willie
04.17.12
--If anything, I think it's more like FDU-DUU stripped down of almost every symphonic elements. Raw, heavy and in your face, and no ballads this time. --

I'm listening to'In Requiem', 'FDU-DUU' and then the new one back-to-back today while I'm at work to try to get some perspective on them.

--Not heard much by these guys, this reminded me of a bit of Novembers Doom vocally--

Novembre's Doom? I don't like them enough to remember how that guy sounds. I can tell you that you need to hear the Paradise Lost album "Icon"

Dreamflight
04.17.12
I second the Icon rec. :)

"I'm listening to'In Requiem', 'FDU-DUU' and then the new one back-to-back today while I'm at work to try to get some perspective on them."

Yea, who knows?! I'd go even further in saying there's a little sludge in here. :P


Willie
04.17.12
I honestly hadn't listened to Paradise Lost much lately and I figured it would be good to see how this new one fits with the previous two. I forgot how fucking cool In Requiem is.

greg84
04.17.12
I wasn't really impressed by it afer my first spin. It seems to be good old Paradise Lost with not enough diversity to make this thing very interesting. Of course their fans will like it. Others? I'm not so sure... because doom metal has progressed so much lately.

Dreamflight
04.17.12
ahaha heard the album at least 3 times already, and still don't know if I like it or not. :

"I forgot how fucking cool In Requiem is."

Tell me about it. Those leads on Requiem are fucking amazing.

Willie
04.17.12
That's your first issue. These guys aren't really doom as it is currently known (and hardly were at any other point in their career,as well). I am a fan of the band, but I only listened to the new album once while getting ready for work today.

TheNotrap
04.17.12
Song's nice, specially the chorus.

greg84
04.17.12
My point was that they don't really seem to step out of their comfort zone on this one. The album sounds really safe and it's not entirley a bad thing (esp for the fans). Well. To be frank I need to give it some more spins to confirm my opinion on it.

Willie
04.17.12
--Tell me about it. Those leads on Requiem are fucking amazing. -- Hell yeah. I think it also has his best overall vocal performance. --My point was that they don't really seem to step out of their comfort zone on this one. -- Ha ha. They've been there and done that before.

fish.
04.17.12
Symbol of Life, In Requiem and the ST all have a quite a bit of a pop/synth influence, as if they were still in transition from their synth pop era.
I need to give all their albums a proper listen really. I've followed them for a while but I haven't given most of their albums full listens.

fish.
04.17.12
From the stuff I've heard though (mostly their modern stuff) their ST is pretty awesome but never seems to get much recognition

brancmrn
04.18.12
For me it doesn't matter who music is aimed at. What matters is whether it is good or not. And this, it seems, to be good. I like it.

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greg84
04.18.12
After a couple more spins, I like this LP too. It's definitely a grower.

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