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PostSubject: Paradise Lost   Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:16 pm

Paradise Lost - initally one of the premier death/doom bands (along with their former labelmates Anathema and My Dying Bride) that later incorporated electronic elements in their music. They formed in 1988 in Halifax, UK. Along with bands like Dream Death, Sempiternal Deathreign, Asphyx, Winter etc… they are also credited for helping develop the subgenre known as “gothic” metal.

Ironically, the band is almost unknown in their home country, but in mainland Europe they have been extremely popular for many years, especially in Greece, Germany and Bulgaria, where they are regarded as mainstream rock stars. Although they have also been partially attributable for pioneering gothic metal, throughout their career the band have also confounded fans and critics alike with their perpetual taste for reinvention and experimentation, a desire to work with producers from other musical genres, and an oft-stated refusal to repeat themselves for fear of stagnation.

For instance, vocalist Nick Holmes used a muddy sounding grunt-style of singing in the band’s early duration (Lost Paradise (1990), Gothic (1991)); Upon the release of Shades Of God (1992), Icon (1993) and Draconian Times (1995), he refined his voice to a cleaner tone almost akin to James Hetfield of Metallica; And on One Second (1997), which was distributed by hip hop label Jive Records, the band experimented with Depeche Mode-styled synth pop and electronica.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsdncbj7_DI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4e0Uu-sHvw

This band is rapidly becoming a favourite of mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Paradise Lost   Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:20 pm

Not bad, I enjoyed the samples you posted

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PostSubject: Re: Paradise Lost   Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:23 pm

For anyone who may want to pursue their music, go for their first albums up til Draconian Times and then again from In Requiem.
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PostSubject: Re: Paradise Lost   Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Paradise Lost   Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:26 pm

Master Cthulhu wrote:
this makes burzum look like shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

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PostSubject: Re: Paradise Lost   Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:34 pm

Burzum's good for the atmospheric and ambient stuff, but aside from that it's pretty average, and Varg's vocals are awful

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PostSubject: Re: Paradise Lost   Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:38 pm

This may sound ignorant, but Ive always though Burzum was overrated. Granted, Im not a black metal afficianado, but there doesnt seem to be anything to distinguish the band other than Varg being a church-burner and murderer.
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PostSubject: Re: Paradise Lost   Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:04 pm

Burzum is a highly distinguishable band, even with all the clones around today. The vocals, guitars, and keys are very unique. The drumming, not so much, but the band isn't about the drumming anyways.

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