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Release date: 1991
Style: Gothic metal, Death doom metal

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8.3 | 394 votes

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Disc I
01. Gothic
02. Dead Emotion
03. Shattered
04. Rapture
05. Eternal
06. Falling Forever
07. Angel Tears
08. Silent
09. The Painless
10. Desolate
11. Rotting Misery (Doom Dub) [2008 re-release bonus]
12. Breeding Fear (Demolition Dub) [2008 re-release bonus]

Disc II ["The Lost Tapes" live DVD] [2008 Re-release]
01. Intro
02. Dead Emotion
03. Gothic
04. Paradise Lost
05. Breeding Fear
06. Eternal
07. Shattered
08. Frozen Illusion
09. Angel Tears
10. Silent
11. The Painless

Review
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Additional info
Label: Vile Music / Peaceville Records

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
10
"Gothic"; well, if you ask for my opinion I will tell you that this is one of the purest and most influential releases of the 90s. Paradise Lost, touched by the hand of Goth, after a fabulous, primary though, doom/death metal debut album, "Lost Paradise", release during 1991 their second full-length album, "Gothic", the milestone of gothic metal (I'm talking about pure gothic metal, inner withering world, emotional decadence, intense dark/gloomy aesthetic, not nowadays' tendency of a band being considered as a gothic metal one if they use female vocals or they sound melancholic neither the bands talking about emotions of love etc deeply influenced by the dark wave and electro-gothic scene - dark wave and electro-gothic have nothing to do with gothic rock that planted the seeds of gothic metal through "Gothic" - of course gothic metal nowadays has progressed since then and moves in more "commercial" soundscapes). Some people will disagree with me by saying that "Gothic" is pure doom/death metal in a time (1990-1991) when doom/death was just an idea floating in the air; if you listen carefully to "Gothic" you'll see that although it steps on what began with "Lost Paradise" it is way different and more various, musically and emotionally, something new and deeply personal. The distortion of the guitars is softer, but still heavy, and The Sisters of Mercy influences on the guitar work are obvious, influences expressed through a heavier prism of course.

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NocturnalStalker - 06.03.2012 at 16:45  
Rating: 9 My favourite Paradise Lost album and one of my favourite metal albums of all time.
Bad English - 28.08.2012 at 02:06  
Rating: 10 Just give a try ... I us eto liusten all 4 PL albums in same time since all are aprtox 40min so aprox 3 h total , but now I gave a try onme buy one, I cant judge it ....
Mr. Strawberry - 30.07.2015 at 10:24  
Rating: 3 Neither death nor doom metal, there is no death's trademark rhythmic hooks.
This is purely a Gothic metal album (with death vocals influenced) that irritates me a lot.

I reached my limit on the 5th track - Eternal, then eject !
Ichinose - 05.09.2015 at 02:16  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Strawberry on 30.07.2015 at 10:24

Neither death nor doom metal, there is no death's trademark rhythmic hooks.
This is purely a Gothic metal album (with death vocals influenced) that irritates me a lot.


hmmm is this a troll? If you aren't a troll then... okay.. I'll take the bait: This is one of the stupidest things I've ever read in my entire life regarding metal.

"This is purely a gothic metal album" nope, just no. There is absolutely no reason you can classify this album as a "gothic" metal album, are you genuinely insane?

"with death vocals influence" + "Neither death nor doom metal" again... just WHAT? What does this even mean you retard.

Holy fucking shit this comment triggers me.
Mr. Strawberry - 14.09.2015 at 12:54  
Rating: 3
Written by Ichinose on 05.09.2015 at 02:16

Written by Mr. Strawberry on 30.07.2015 at 10:24

Neither death nor doom metal, there is no death's trademark rhythmic hooks.
This is purely a Gothic metal album (with death vocals influenced) that irritates me a lot.


hmmm is this a troll? If you aren't a troll then... okay.. I'll take the bait: This is one of the stupidest things I've ever read in my entire life regarding metal.

"This is purely a gothic metal album" nope, just no. There is absolutely no reason you can classify this album as a "gothic" metal album, are you genuinely insane?

"with death vocals influence" + "Neither death nor doom metal" again... just WHAT? What does this even mean you retard.

Holy fucking shit this comment triggers me.


Clean up your mess before leaving...you have not rectified my mistakes yet, tell me what is this ?
Mr. Doctor - 14.09.2015 at 16:57  
  I'm not exactly on Buster's side AT ALL, but I do advice you all to keep it down with the name-calling.
Mr. Strawberry - 15.09.2015 at 12:52  
Rating: 3
Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.09.2015 at 16:57

I'm not exactly on Buster's side AT ALL, but I do advice you all to keep it down with the name-calling.

(You mean those abrasive words ?) Doctor, it didn't bother me AT ALL. It's not easy to teach monkeys walking properly AFTER ALL.
Probably that's why so many terorists and extremists out there...they usually show agression whenever they don't agree with you. I usually keep away from these uncivilized people as I am totally civilized.
Cynic Metalhead - 15.09.2015 at 13:55  
 
Written by Mr. Strawberry on 15.09.2015 at 12:52

Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.09.2015 at 16:57

I'm not exactly on Buster's side AT ALL, but I do advice you all to keep it down with the name-calling.

(You mean those abrasive words ?) Doctor, it didn't bother me AT ALL. It's not easy to teach monkeys walking properly AFTER ALL.
Probably that's why so many terorists and extremists out there...they usually show agression whenever they don't agree with you. I usually keep away from these uncivilized people as I am totally civilized.


Saying you civilized itself is forceful claim. WE know how uncivili...err civilized you are. Your retorts are in most annoying way and people ignore you because you backfire in more annoying way again.

Look at your post above, doesn't make sense AT FUCKING ALL. That is why some folks here play with you as your posts makes a good entertainment for them.
Mr. Strawberry - 15.09.2015 at 14:13  
Rating: 3
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 15.09.2015 at 13:55

Written by Mr. Strawberry on 15.09.2015 at 12:52

Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.09.2015 at 16:57

I'm not exactly on Buster's side AT ALL, but I do advice you all to keep it down with the name-calling.

(You mean those abrasive words ?) Doctor, it didn't bother me AT ALL. It's not easy to teach monkeys walking properly AFTER ALL.
Probably that's why so many terorists and extremists out there...they usually show agression whenever they don't agree with you. I usually keep away from these uncivilized people as I am totally civilized.


Saying you civilized itself is forceful claim. WE know how uncivili...err civilized you are. Your retorts are in most annoying way and people ignore you because you backfire in more annoying way again.

Look at your post above, doesn't make sense AT FUCKING ALL. That is why some folks here play with you as your posts makes a good entertainment for them.


They're "annoying" because my posts made a "good entertainment" for them ? So I sould be providing "bad entertainment" to make them "happy" instead ? You seriously need a doctor. By the way, I'm civilized, I don't backfire, look at my smiling face here >>>
Mr. Doctor - 15.09.2015 at 18:44  
 
Written by Mr. Strawberry on 15.09.2015 at 12:52

Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.09.2015 at 16:57

I'm not exactly on Buster's side AT ALL, but I do advice you all to keep it down with the name-calling.

(You mean those abrasive words ?) Doctor, it didn't bother me AT ALL. It's not easy to teach monkeys walking properly AFTER ALL.
Probably that's why so many terorists and extremists out there...they usually show agression whenever they don't agree with you. I usually keep away from these uncivilized people as I am totally civilized.


When I said "you all". I included you as well. So be careful.

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