Monday, 25 May 2020

Paradise Lost - Obsidian

Monday, it's time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

"Obsidian" is the sixteenth studio album from Halifax’s finest gothic metal band PARADISE LOST. It was released on 15 May 2020 via Nuclear Blast.

Over the past 32 years, PARADISE LOST have never got stuck in one genre, always developed and willingness to try a different path without taking an excessive step to finally lose themselves in something unknown that they do not master, they have somehow always sounded like PARADISE LOST.

With the new album PARADISE LOST continues to keep the excellent shape and form they have mastered on the last two records while the reaches out to the past and bring on plenty of gothic roots that they first got recon with, here they mix it up with heavier and doomier roots stuff, with sprinkles of progginess and dark melodicism.

"Obsidian" is an excellent album release, all from the elegant and emotionally crushing opener "Darker Thoughts", followed on the same path in "Fall From Grace" to the more gothic dreamy "Ghosts" is real swing filler, until it's time for the album to really get going with more heavy and doomier riffage and tormented solos in tunes like "The Devil Embraced", "Serenity" and the doomy "Forsaken". There are a few other dark beauty's like the "Ending Days" with an excellent performance of the drummer Waltteri Väyrynen and the melancholy gothic piece "Hope Dies Young". There are two bonus tunes on the deluxe version, "Hear The Night" and "Defiler", both are slightly weaker tunes comparing to the rest of the album. The band sounds really good and continue to impress, yes, they shake hands with classic bands like THE SISTERS OF MERCY and MISSION as an influence to their own creation to make it surprisingly refreshing and it's a pure pleasure to spin this album, it's damn good and deserves to be played.

Sum: "Obsidian" is a new quality release by PARADISE LOST

Today's tune "Ghosts", taken from "Obsidian", enjoy!

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