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Release date: 1995
Style: Gothic metal, Death doom metal

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Disc I
01. Enchantment
02. Hallowed Land
03. The Last Time
04. Forever Failure
05. Once Solemn
06. Shadowkings
07. Elusive Cure
08. Yearn For Change
09. Shades Of God
10. Hands Of Reason
11. I See Your Face
12. Jaded
13. Walk Away [The Sisters Of Mercy cover] [bonus]
14. Laid to Waste [bonus]
15. Master of Misrule [bonus]
16. How Soon Is Now [2002 Re-release bonus]
17. Fear [2002 Re-release bonus]

Disc II Limited Edition Commemorative Tour Pack
01. Embers Fire [live]
02. Daylight Torn [live]
03. True Belief [live]
04. Pity The Sadness [live]
05. As I Die [live]
06. Weeping Words [demo]
07. The Last Time [demo]
08. Walk Away [The Sisters Of Mercy cover]
09. Laid To Waste
10. Master Of Misrule
11. Forever Failure [Video edit version]

Draconian Times (2011 Legacy Edition)
Disc I
01. Enchantment
02. Hallowed Land
03. The Last Time
04. Forever Failure
05. Once Solemn
06. Shadowkings
07. Elusive Cure
08. Yearn For Change
09. Shades Of God
10. Hands Of Reason
11. I See Your Face
12. Jaded
13. Enchantment [demo] [bonus]
14. Last Desire [demo] [bonus]
15. Forever Failure [bonus]
16. Shadowkings [bonus]
17. Once Solemn [bonus]
18. Hallowed Land [bonus]
19. The Last Time [bonus]

Disc II DVD
01. ''Draconian Times'' in 5.1 Mix
+ Forever Failure [video]
+ The Last Time [video]
+ Hallowed Land [video]
+ 16 pages booklet including liner notes from the band and exclusive new artwork [Regular jewel case version]
+ 36 pages booklet including liner notes from the band and exclusive new artwork [A5 digibook version]

Top 20 albums of 1995: 9
Top 200 albums of all time: 92

Review
Lyrics (15)


Line-up
Nicholas John Arthur Holmes - vocals
Gregor Mackintosh - guitars
Aaron Aedy - guitars
Lee Morris - drums
Stephen Edmondson - bass

Session musicians
Andrew Holdsworth - keyboards


Additional info
Label: Music for Nations

Recorded at Great Linford Manor and Ridge Farm Studios.
Produced by Simon Efemey.
Engineered by Pete "Pee Wee" Coleman.
Assisted by Andy Griffin, Phil Wood and Phil Luff.
Mixed by Simon Efemey and Pete "Pee Wee" Coleman.
Mastered by Kevin Metealfe at Townhouse Studios, London.

Choir arrangements by the Guildford Dead Boys Choir.

Spoken dialogue on "Forever Failure" from "Charles Manson - The Man Who Killed The Sixties" produced by Box Productions for Channel Four Television Corporation.

2011 re-mastering and the 5.1 mix on the audio tracks by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro, Sweden for Northern Music Co. Ltd.

Guest review by
Gorey

Rating:
10
For a few years, the "happy folks" of Paradise Lost were used to making excellent albums such as Shades Of God or Icon, but nothing could really prepare us to this nuclear bomb, Draconian Times. This album, released in 1995, is, more than a confirmation, a real coup d?etat in the metal world: every listening, every note is a perpetual rediscovery. Tracks like 'Hallowed Land', 'Elusive Cure' or 'Forever Failure' exhale such beauty that there are no exact words to describe the emotion they make us feel.

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LeKiwi - 10.07.2015 at 22:32  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.01.2014 at 19:45

Is this already one of the rules of being a Metal Stormer? If not it should be. Something like: "1. Anything you find accessible must be referred to as pop music because it makes your taste in music look more sophisticated than your peers."

Honestly, I love some pop music I just thought that that level of cheese has no place in a gothic death doom album.

- year and a half late comment
Mr. Doctor - 11.07.2015 at 13:37  
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Written by LeKiwi on 10.07.2015 at 22:32

Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.01.2014 at 19:45

Is this already one of the rules of being a Metal Stormer? If not it should be. Something like: "1. Anything you find accessible must be referred to as pop music because it makes your taste in music look more sophisticated than your peers."
Honestly, I love some pop music I just thought that that level of cheese has no place in a gothic death doom album.


Despite what it says above in the album profile... There's not an iota of death on this one. Hell I'd say the gothic elements are ever stronger than the doom ones. Also much more rock than metal going on here. That together with the melodies and psychedelic vibes makes the album sound the way I expected it to sound the first time I got it. I'm not trying to change your opinion. I'm just saying " no place in a gothic death doom album" is wrong.
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.07.2015 at 13:47  
  What psychedelic vibes?

It certainly is metal, way more than rock and there are some slight hints of death in it.
Mr. Doctor - 11.07.2015 at 14:41  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.07.2015 at 13:47

What psychedelic vibes?

It certainly is metal, way more than rock and there are some slight hints of death in it.


Well, I personally get some vibes during the soloings. I still see no death on this album though and neither pop for that matter.
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.07.2015 at 14:43  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 11.07.2015 at 14:41

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.07.2015 at 13:47

What psychedelic vibes?

It certainly is metal, way more than rock and there are some slight hints of death in it.


Well, I personally get some vibes during the soloings. I still see no death on this album though and neither pop for that matter.



certainly no pop whatsoever present.

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