Monday, New Week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"
The Goth Kings of doom and death are back with a new album "Medusa".
It's their 15th record and it is a solid piece, a real musical work of art, with well crafted tunes with both mystery, magic and wisdom. "Medusa" is the next step from "The Plague Within" and a great flirt with the roots of their musical history.
Guitarists Greg Mackintosh and Aaron Aedy does an incredible work with melancholic melodies and inspired riffage, this is together with the rhythm section of Steve Edmondson and the new recruit the creative youngster Waltteri Väyrynen (also of Mackintosh’s VALLENFYRE) who replaces Adrian Erlandsson. Waltteri is an amazing drummer that fits great in the band even if he is just a kid 👦 Nick Holmes vocals is prodigious and his lyrical content is both interesting and touching. Working with producer Jaime Gómez Arellano (ULVER, CATHEDRAL) was a good choice, the production is thick and smooth with it's raw sound.
The album opens up gigantic with the mysterious "Fearless Sky" to move over to impressing bleeding death/doom metal tunes like "Gods of Ancient" and "From the Gallows". The albums first single "The Longest Winter" is one of the more gothic tunes on the album, sludgy and heavy along with "Shrines". "Medusa", the title tune is a beautifully crushing piece. The upbeat tempo tune "Blood And Chaos", with its irresistible catchiness got to be the second single from the album. "No Passage for the Dead" is one of the tunes that fall off the normal spectra of the bands typical sound and takes a deep, heavy doomish progressive path. Deep, highly-distorted guitars on "Until The Grave" in a more traditional way and the album ends up dark and heavy with "Symbolic Virtue"
Sum: "Medusa" is another solid release from PARADISE LOST.
Today's tune "Until The Grave" is taken from "Medusa", enjoy!
Oct 03 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland */**
Oct 05 Katalin Uppsala, Sweden */**
Oct 06 Nöjesfabriken Karlstad, Sweden *
Oct 07 Voxhall Aarhus, Denmark */**
Oct 09 Kwadrat Kraków, Poland */**
Oct 10 Felda Brno, Czech Republic */**
Oct 11 Randal Bratislava, Slovakia */**
Oct 13 Dom Omladine Belgrade, Serbia */**
Oct 14 Boogaloo Zagreb, Croatia */**
Oct 15 Durer Kert Budapest, Hungary */**
Oct 16 Simm City Vienna, Austria */**
Oct 18 Hirsch Nuremberg, Germany */**
Oct 19 Batschkapp Frankfurt Am Main, Germany */**
Oct 20 GARAGE Saarbrucken, Germany */**
Oct 21 L'Usine Geneva, Switzerland */**
Oct 23 Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona, Spain */**
Oct 24 But Madrid, Spain */**
Oct 25 Santana 27 Bilbao, Spain */**
Oct 27 La Belle Electrique Grenoble, France */**
Oct 28 PHENOMENON Fontaneto D'agogna, Italy */**
Oct 29 Theaterfabrik Munich, Germany */**
Oct 30 Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland */**
Oct 31 Le Trabendo Paris, France */**
Nov 02 TRIX Muziekcentrum Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 03 Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom */**
Nov 04 Damnation Festival Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 06 Pandora Utrecht, Netherlands */**
Nov 07 013 Tilburg, Netherlands */**
Nov 08 Live Music Hall Cologne, Germany */**
Nov 09 Colombia Theater Berlin, Germany */**
Nov 10 Metal Hammer Paradise Wangels, Germany
Nov 12 Le Grand Mix Tourcoing, France *
Dec 14 The Triffid Brisbane, Australia
Dec 15 The Metro Theatre Sydney, Australia
Dec 16 Corner Hotel Richmond, Australia
Dec 17 The Gov Adelaide, Australia
Dec 18 Capitol Perth, Australia
Jul 04 Rockharz Open Air Ballenstedt, Germany
With * SINISTRO ** PALLBEARER
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