Martin DayThe 3 tracks I've heard are great, looking forward to the new album..1 day ago · 3
Aenigma ExSo what do you guys in the band think of the review? There's one bit I'd like to know what you think of in particular: 'Punishment Through Time', for instance, sounds like High on Fire if they were founded on Peaceville Three records instead of the speed-snorting mania of Motörhead. In all reality this song it's probably born from a love of all things Tom G. Warrior – especially how its title is shouted during the chorus – and the High on Fire similarities are perhaps unintentional, etc.'
I don't actually know who High on Fire are, but the Tom Gabriel Warrior reference opened my eyes :D I'd love to see a Paradise Lost / Triptykon tour. Jesus, imagine that Jenn! <3
The closing paragraph is excellent: 'The Plague Within also leads you to question the creation of art in later life and how an artist's formative years can once again inspire them to seek out the vital energy that rippled through their early work.'
The additonal mention of Carcass was a good one too - I wish I'd asked Greg what he thought of the latest Carcass when I'd met him - Carcass remain relevant and managed to create a modern masterpiece by sticking to what made them Carcass - not necessarily repeating any previous album, but keeping the core of the Carcass intact.
And now to the last lines in which I find VERY important...
'Consequentially, Paradise Lost have pounded a line straight through their lineage and have marched forth more relevant, heavier and diverse than they have sounded in years.' Perfect. I truly hope this is a PL sound that the band continue to progress with - and of course, change doesn't equate to progression, change is just change, it can be good or bad, but automatically saying 'the band progressed' just because they changed is pretty annoying (especially where Anathema are concerned, but that's another story) progression to me is taking what you've originally created - and in PL's case, pioneered - and adding to it enough to keep it fresh - now that is hard to do, but if a band manage it, then they've truly progressed well. This albums sounds like the true definition of a 'progressive' album. Relevant, heavier and diverse - these are the three traits Paradise Lost should forever maintain.1 day ago · 2
Özgür OralI can't remember waiting for anything in my life this long. I am really running out of patience. I want the whole thing now!1 day ago · 2
Phil HingertyI've recently joined the streaming crowd via Deezer subscription...however, THIS FUCKER WILL BE BOUGHT AS A CD!! In order it remains in high esteem on my "Shelf of Awesome" next to all my other PL CD's. Can't wait \m/\m/1 day ago · 1
Asaf RosenfeldBack then when PL were doing all this electronic Pop/Rock thing I just wanted them so bad to return to their early Death/Doom roots and now that its finally happening I just want to hear their electronic stuff again... whats wrong with me? :((1 day ago · 1
Aenigma ExI'll give this a read! I love the word 'Quietus', I love Paradise Lost and I especially love Paradise Lost when they're being death/doom or death/doom mixed with gothic / traditional doom, so this is a pretty solid situation for me to be in :D Bring it on - a classic PL album is about to reveal itself!1 day ago · 1
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Ralf FinneVery good interview.. i allways wondered what happened to Matt Archer ? I remember from some interview with Greg back in the 90's that he left because he couldn't play the Draconian Times stuff.. just comparing the early records to that particular album says the same, though he played wery well on the "Icon" album.2 weeks ago · 2
Karine SmithOrdered! See you at Summer Breeze and Bielefeld!! :D2 weeks ago · 1
Sławek SpawianSorry guys to say it but this is not really fair - those who have preordered the artbook edition (me include) will not go to the show because they will not spend 30 more € for the mediabook or 2LP to become a ticket.2 weeks ago · 1
Anton ZadoroghnyGuys and girls, i wish you will enjoy this time together with Paradise Lost :) goodluck everybody who go to Germany! I just curious if someone will bootleged this special show? Lucky guys anyway!2 weeks ago