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Paradise Lost - Obsidian

8.5 | 541 votes |
Release date: 15 May 2020
Style: Gothic metal, Death doom metal


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01. Darker Thoughts
02. Fall From Grace
03. Ghosts
04. The Devil Embraced
05. Forsaken
06. Serenity
07. Ending Days
08. Hope Dies Young
09. Ravenghast
10. Hear The Night [digipak bonus]
11. Defiler [digipak bonus]

The Best Gothic Metal Album Of 2020
Top 20 albums of 2020: 2

Nick Holmes - vocals
Aaron Aedy - guitars
Gregor Mackintosh - guitars
Waltteri Väyrynen - drums
Stephen Edmondson - bass

Session musicians
Alicia Nurho - violins

Guest musicians
Heather Mackintosh - backing vocals

Staff review by
I cannot be very objective with Paradise Lost. It's not just the fact that I grew up with their records, but also that they themselves grew up digging the same music that I did when I was younger.

published 11.05.2020 | Comments (35)

Guest review by
Gothic Metalhead
I am going to throw this out there and this may seem shocking to some, but I find it very hard to look for an album that I really love from Paradise Lost. I've always had more admiration for their death-doom era in which they not only pioneered but also became the pioneers of gothic metal with their second album Gothic. Even with Draconian Times, I don't necessarily like every song off that album and have my share of criticisms about the album, which is odd. There's no doubt that album is one of the most influential gothic metal albums, but I expected something phenomenal. Then I listen to an album like Obsidian where I finally say to myself: "Finally, a Paradise Lost album that I love inside and out."

published 01.02.2021 | Comments (2)

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27.11.2020 - 02:53
Rafael Cevidanes
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Surely the best record of the decade (in my taste): the guys magnificently delivered all the possible good things you could expect from PL with some very good new accretion.
27.11.2020 - 20:59
Rating: 8

I'm not a fan of Paradise Lost, but I gave this album a listen, since it's competing with Draconian for AOTY and since I actually like some PL songs. What can I say, this album is actually really good. The best PL album for me, I like it much more than anything from Lost Paradise to One Second (didn't listen to the others). I wouldn't mind it being considered AOTY, even if I probably prefer Draconian more.
11.02.2021 - 12:55
Rating: 8
Tom Muller

Strong album as always by paradise lost. Congrats again on the 1 voters!!!
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