Paradise Lost Spearhead Two Sub-Genres With One Release….
One album; two genres successfully defined and it was just the start of Paradise Lost’s evolution into becoming one of Britain’s most fearless bands.
Incredibly, 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 venturing into realms unknown and introducing rarely heard melody to doom metal’s genuinely monolithic drone.
Wrap your earholes around “Gothic” and “Eternal” and tell us that sound doesn’t invoke shivers a quarter of a century after its release! Revolutionary.