Paradise Lost – Gothic
Paradise Lost are an English gothic metal band that formed in 1988 in Halifax, and are considered by some to be the pioneers of the death-doom genre, and regarded as the main influence for the later gothic metal movement. Bands that have cited Paradise Lost as an influence, or have covered them, include My Dying Bride, Anathema, The Gathering, Amorphis, Cradle of Filth, Katatonia, Moonspell, Lacuna Coil, HIM, Nightwish and many others. As of 2005, the band has sold over two million albums worldwide. Gothic is the legendary second album from the band, released in 1991. Gothic was the album responsible for a whole sub genre of Metal: Gothic Doom Metal. Creating a more melancholy and atmospheric form of Doom Metal, with the introduction of the distinctive and unmistakable Paradise Lost lead guitar melodies, the band was quickly propelled to the forefront of pioneering Extreme Metal bands of the early ’90s. The album was recorded in late 1990/early 1991 at the renowned Academy Studios in Yorkshire; a studio responsible for classic recordings from bands such as My Dying Bride, Anathema, Cradle of Filth, Bal Sagoth, among many others.
Cat. # VILELP433