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Celebrating 30 Years Of Paradise Lost’s Seminal Second Album, Gothic!

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Gothic was released on 19th March 1991 via Peaceville Records.

One album.

Two genres successfully defined.

Just the start of Paradise Lost’s evolution into becoming one of the UK’s most fearless bands.

Paradise Lost – Gothic (CD) - Discogs

Incredibly, 1991’s Gothic kickstarted the gothic metal sub-genre while Paradise Lost were still in the process of defining death/doom. A two-pronged attack on established tropes, their pioneering use of female vocals, chilling keyboards and Nick Holmes unmistakable death metal roar proved Paradise Lost were leaders in their field and cowered to no one.

Home to many of their most adored compositions, Gothic‘s maturity remains tangible. A group of musicians – led by Gregor MacKintosh’s unmistakable guitar sound – fearlessly ventured into realms unknown and introduced rarely heard melody to death/doom’s genuinely monolithic drone.

A huge improvement on PL’s Lost Paradise (1990) debut, wrap your earholes around “Gothic” and “Eternal” and tell us that sound doesn’t still invoke shivers 30 years after its release!

Revolutionary.

Track listing:

All songs written by Nick Holmes and Gregor Mackintosh. 

No.TitleLength
1.“Gothic”4:51
2.“Dead Emotion”4:38
3.“Shattered”4:01
4.“Rapture”5:09
5.“Eternal”3:55
6.“Falling Forever”3:35
7.“Angel Tears”2:40
8.“Silent”4:42
9.“The Painless”4:02
10.“Desolate”1:51
Paradise Lost – Gothic
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