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Paradise Lost - Gothic album

Paradise Lost - Gothic album
  • Performer Paradise Lost
  • Title Gothic
  • Country UK
  • Style Doom Metal, Death Metal
  • Other formats MP3 TTA MOD AUD ASF AA MIDI
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1725 mb
  • Size FLAC 1161 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 369

Nov/Dec '90 and Jan '91. On DVD is a very rare video performance from a 1991 Paradise Lost show & features classic tracks from their first 2 albums.

Lost Paradise is the debut album of the heavy metal band Paradise Lost. Released in February 1990 by Peaceville Records, it features their early death/doom style. The album was re-issued in 2003 and included three bonus tracks. The tracks "Our Saviour" and "Frozen Illusion" were rerecorded in other Paradise Lost albums Tragic Illusion 25 and Medusa. Nick Holmes - vocals. Matthew Archer - drums. Stephen Edmondson - bass. Aaron Aedy - guitars. Gregor Mackintosh - guitars. Kay Field - female vocals.

Shades of God. (1992). Gothic is the second full-length album released by British heavy metal band Paradise Lost. This album has been re-released twice, both of which contain remastered sound. The 2003 re-release of this album appended two remixes of songs from Lost Paradise, bringing the total running time to 49 minutes and 30 seconds. Remixed/live versions of "Eternal", "Gothic" and "The Painless", appear on the 2003 digipak re-release of Lost Paradise.

On this album, however, Paradise Lost are as grand and stately as they’d ever be. The title track’s haunting lead guitars come out like a thick fog rolling across the moors and, as the album progresses, it really doesn’t offer any sort of relief and respite from this heavy, heavy sense of dread. The band’s use of guitar harmonies adds to this feeling; much like Trouble before them they understand the dramatic importance a harmony line can give. Whether this album spawned the birth of gothic metal or not one thing is for certain. Paradise Lost second effort Gothic, has certainly shown a maturation as well as a vast improvement in their doom/death sound. This album is still retains their morbid sound yet more listenable with a very solid performance by Nick Holmes. Not Nick's best vocal performance but shows definite improvements and that he is on the way up to reaching his full potential.

The group's second, aptly titled album, Gothic, though a perfectly logical step in retrospect, seemed at the time of its release like something of a departure for the band's earliest fans. This perception was largely enforced by the less deliberate, more energetic arrangements given songs like "Dead Emotion" and "Shattered," not to mention Paradise Lost's slightly cleaner approach to guitar crunch.


A1 Gothic
A2 Dead Emotion
A3 Shattered
A4 Rapture
B5 Eternal
B6 Falling Forever
B7 Angel Tears
B8 Silent
B9 The Painless
B10 Desolate

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Avesta-17 – none


  • Bass Guitar – Stephen Edmondson
  • Drums – Matthew Archer
  • Lead Guitar – Gregor Mackintosh
  • Lyrics By – N. Holmes*
  • Music By – G. Mackintosh*
  • Rhythm Guitar – Aaron Aedy
  • Vocals – Nick Holmes


Unofficial Bulgarian cassette version.
Tracks are listed sequentially, regardless of sides.
Released on regular tape with simple full colour cover and tracklisting on back.
The actual track positioning can vary depending on the length of tape used for the dubbing process.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VILE 26CD Paradise Lost Gothic ‎(CD, Album) Peaceville VILE 26CD UK 1991
MG 1190 Paradise Lost Gothic ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records MG 1190 Poland 1992
PCCY-00799 Paradise Lost Gothic ‎(CD, Album, RE) Music For Nations PCCY-00799 Japan 1995
HEL 1244AB Paradise Lost Gothic ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Bôn + DVD-V) Hellion Records HEL 1244AB Brazil 2018
CDVILE 26 Paradise Lost Gothic ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Peaceville CDVILE 26 Russia Unknown