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Release date: 1992
Style: Gothic metal, Death doom metal


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01. Mortals Watch The Day
02. Crying For Eternity
03. Embraced
04. Daylight Torn
05. Pity The Sadness
06. No Forgiveness
07. Your Hand In Mine
08. The Word Made Flesh
09. As I Die

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Label: Music for Nations

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After the monumental and utterly influential for the gothic/doom metal scene of the 90s "Gothic", Paradise Lost parted ways with Peaceville Records and signed a contract with the rising Music For Nations. The number of their fans had grown and everyone was waiting for the third official release of this shrouded by darkness UK band. Finally, "Shades Of god" saw the light of day back in 1992.

published 24.01.2005 | Comments (6)

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musicalkaratekid - 12.02.2012 at 15:48  
Rating: 8 A very gloomy album, like the last two albums, but with this one it seems as if the band favoured the guitar work more, using catchier riffs and solos, albeit alongside a very gothic atmosphere. A good album, though perhaps overshadowed by its predecessor.
Angelic Storm - 12.02.2012 at 16:08  
  Every Paradise Lost album from the debut up until (and including) "Draconian Times" is a classic. But this one has always been my fave album by them.
NocturnalStalker - 07.03.2012 at 15:05  
Rating: 9 I must admit I love this album. It differs from the first two records in a way that there is almost no trace of death metal influences (besides Nick Holmes' growls). I the guitar riffs that sound more in the vein of traditional doom metal (more Sabbath-ish, if you please), though, there are some gothic elements present too (As I Die, for example).
Vasil de Shumen - 14.04.2013 at 21:45  
Rating: 9 Excellent constructed songs, clean and tight sound without commercial compromises (unlike "Draconian Times" and partly "Icon"), fresh ideas (unlike the albums after 1995).
Erik M. - 14.10.2013 at 19:16  
Rating: 9 Easily the best PL album for me. Everything is just plain awesome on this album. Especially love the solo's here, which is unique since I usually don't even care about solos.
bblitz - 20.11.2013 at 20:05  
  My favourite album from these masters.
Bad English - 26.07.2015 at 19:53  
Rating: 10
Written by deadone on 05.03.2014 at 02:03

Never could get into this one (just like I could never get into their earlier Death stuff).

I think the issue is lack of "commercial sheen." After all Icon was the first albums of theirs I really dug and from memory actually heard.

try more, or maybe its to late, good I get into most metal genres in my teenagers, even BM, Dm was at early 20's

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