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Egarran
July 10th 2020


18024 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

> I fucking hate Ghosts' chorus



Yeah. But I understand how that song is goth af and so Jesus have to be in there somehow.

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y87arrow
July 10th 2020


568 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

usually when I need goth music I choose dark wave (80's & 90's, but most are european as there were tons of them from germany alone from the late 80's to the mid 90's, but I love american ones too, especially Lycia and This Ascension for example or early London After Midnight) or goth rock like Faith and Pornography era The Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Virgin Prunes, UK Decay etc.



But Paradise Lost does a great job sounding like "goth" (many other gothic metal bands don't really achieve that), especially on Faith Divides Us, I love the atmosphere (dark but also rainy) and the melancholy on that album that's why it's maybe my favourite of them so far, followed by Tragic Idol. I always like the ethereal parts in their songs when they drop the heaviness for a moment.



Good example of this is the part in I Remain from 1:50 on. It's wonderful.

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EvoHavok
July 18th 2020


7828 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Good example of this is the part in I Remain from 1:50 on. It's wonderful."

Very nice choice, a top moment in their whole discography.

alamo
July 27th 2020


3180 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this seems to be a bit of a rollercoaster in terms of quality

like the first 2 tracks are pretty ok and then the next 2 are fucking awesome, then the next one is quite bad,..

alamo
July 27th 2020


3180 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nvm just finished listening to the whole thing and its consistently good, though it does feel like some of these songs were written by different people lol



forsaken is the only song i hated and "ghosts" and "the devil embraced" the only ones i really loved



'serenity' and the closing track kinda gave me some DT vibes





zakalwe
August 6th 2020


31599 Comments


This opens after a few listens. Great stuff, fair fucks to ‘em.

DoofDoof
August 7th 2020


8512 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the fact two of their last three albums are actually among their best is some sort of a miracle

StormChaser
August 8th 2020


618 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Agreed Doof

Observer
Emeritus
August 16th 2020


8390 Comments


Never checked these guys out before, here we go

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Egarran
August 17th 2020


18024 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Don't want to get your hopes up, but it's a pretty awesome album

Observer
Emeritus
August 17th 2020


8390 Comments


I digged it. Im not that well acquainted to their style and pace though, doom and gothic metal i guess but yeah, nice

bloc
September 4th 2020


62832 Comments


Band's been boring as hell their entire career, but this is easily their best

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Observer
Emeritus
September 4th 2020


8390 Comments


The only issue I have with their early material is the guy really sounds like the metallica dude in places, which Im not a fan of at all. Think Faith Divides Us is my current favorite though. Get the feeling a lot of their work takes several listens to really get into, like Katatonia has been recently.

Egarran
September 4th 2020


18024 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bloc, now you must rank them all

bloc
September 5th 2020


62832 Comments


This
S/T
don't care

OmairSh
September 5th 2020


16906 Comments


I'd rank the "don't care" album a bit higher, otherwise solid ranking

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Egarran
September 5th 2020


18024 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

What, S/T is one of the more boring PLs



he doesn't know

Pikazilla
September 5th 2020


11957 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

how the fuck is s/t better than symbol of life

bloc
September 5th 2020


62832 Comments


lol yeah I always thought it was a really underrated album. I gelled with it for some reason

grandbazaar
September 7th 2020


81 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the 2005 S/T is great. It has some great songs such as Sun Fading, Redshift and Forever After.

That album was evidently inspired by Depeche Mode and to me it made it quite interesting. It also marked the return to PL's heavier side which got even heavier after each subsequent release. Lost Paradise, their debut, on the other hand is a whole different story.



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