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Release date: 1999
Style: Gothic metal, Electro gothic metal


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01. So Much Is Lost
02. Nothing Sacred
03. In All Honesty
04. Harbour
05. Ordinary Days
06. It's Too Late
07. Permanent Solution
08. Behind The Grey
09. Wreck
10. Made The Same
11. Deep
12. Year Of Summer
13. Host

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Label: EMI Electrola GMBH

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"Host" is an obscure part in the course of Paradise Lost, concerning not the band and its sound but their fans. Many love to hate this album, some totally ignore its existence and consider it not a Paradise Lost release and there are many as well that love it for everything it has to offer.

The fact is that I really can't get why such a big part of the metal fan-base of Paradise Lost hate this album since it is Paradise Lost and this fact is quite obvious while listening to "Host", their most complex album when it comes to sound matters and ideas. Paradise Lost worked hard to bring this album to life, the use of electronics and FX is genius and it pays tribute to the synth-pop scene of the 80s and early 90s (a.k.a. Depeche Mode) incorporating as well elements from the dark sounding paths of the 80s infiltrating both influences through a Paradise Lost prism offering an in depth composed album.

published 06.12.2005 | Comments (30)

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Kenos - 13.02.2012 at 19:42  
  I will never understand why people get so picky about it. It's beautiful, and it sounds 100% Paradise Lost despite its synth-poppish catchy tunes. Uh, whatever... :\
Deadmeat - 14.03.2014 at 03:56  
Rating: 8 Behind the grey is the best song for me... a low 8 but still an 8 from a band that always plays in high standards...
Dead Eternity - 12.10.2014 at 21:56  
Rating: 8 Was expecting to be garbage, but it's better than any pop album tbh. There are some boring tracks in the album, but it's good nonetheless. Still, I just pretend this isn't a Paradise Lost album.

My favorites are Behind The Grey, Made The Same, Year Of Summer, Host.

If they make a metal version of any of the songs mentioned above...
Reaper_Redeamer - 08.03.2015 at 00:33  
Rating: 8 For some reason, not sure, I like it. I actually enjoy listening to it every time, while it is generic, extremely simplistic, non-metal stuff. Try it, you may feel the same.
Mr. Doctor - 08.03.2015 at 14:34  
  It's surprisingly good pop/electronica indeed.
Darkside Momo - 08.03.2015 at 14:40  
Rating: 8 Sure! people used to say it's shit because "it's not metull blablabla" but it's a really good Paradise Lost album.
JohnDoe - 08.03.2015 at 14:46  
  236 votes and a rating of 7 says it's a good album which I agree. I would probably rate it a 7.5, I can't decide whether to give it a 7 or an 8
handmadegod - 01.10.2015 at 21:13  
  A 7/10 for this peach? Jesus Christ on a bike, this is almost tragic.
Simsda - 20.07.2016 at 03:11  
Rating: 7 I went into this with an open mind and coming from In Requiem to this, wow this is different but the orchestrations are beautiful and i quite like it actually.

Favorite track : Nothing Sacred

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