Paradise Lost - Medusa



8 | 194 votes |
Release date: 1 September 2017
Style: Gothic metal, Death doom metal

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01. Fearless Sky
02. Gods Of Ancient
03. From The Gallows
04. The Longest Winter
05. Medusa
06. No Passage For The Dead
07. Blood & Chaos
08. Until The Grave
09. Frozen Illusion [bonus]
10. Shrines [bonus]
11. Symbolic Virtue [bonus]

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
8.7
I have been following Paradise Lost since the Frozen Illusion demo back when there was no internet and we had to rely on scarce metal radio shows and MTV's "Headbangers Ball" for our fix of new music. The band has tried its hand at death, doom, gothic and even electronic styles, but since In Requiem they have been gradually returning to their roots with every release. Medusa is another sample of greatness in a nearly thirty-year-old, more-than-remarkable career.

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published 01.09.2017 | Comments (29)

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23.06.2017 - 21:13
Rating: 10
un/heart/ed
The Sufferer
Dom Lawson from Metal Hammer says Medusa is possibly even better than The Plague Within. If this is true... Good fucking Lord...
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My only thrill alone in my own hell
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23.06.2017 - 21:28
Risto
Wandering Midget
Greg let us know in an interview that the opening track clocks about 8:30
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27.07.2017 - 22:32
Rating: 8
Maco
Handbanana
LEAAAAKED YOOOO
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I'm derp.
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28.07.2017 - 01:08
Rating: 9
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by Risto on 23.06.2017 at 21:28

Greg let us know in an interview that the opening track clocks about 8:30

It does and it's a great track too.
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on and on south of heaven

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03.08.2017 - 07:18
Rating: 8
Maco
Handbanana
Only listened to this once but I can say it's like a death/doom version of Type O Negative. Sexy stuff.
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I'm derp.
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03.08.2017 - 13:49
Rating: 10
Oykan Övgü
Better than Tragic Idol and on par with The Plague Within. Potentially AOTY!
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17.08.2017 - 00:59
jupitreas
hi-fi / lo-life
This is a quality release and its good to see them so wholeheartedly embracing their roots and going for such an extreme sound... and yet, I feel somehow let down. The pure death doom tracks are good but not quite as good as something from the likes of Mourning Beloveth. I find myself missing the wider range of Plague Within. Either way, certainly worth hearing and owning a copy, but leaves me unsatisfied.
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01.09.2017 - 07:32
Rating: 9
Soulhole
This is just what I wished Paradise Lost was all along!
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01.09.2017 - 09:47
Rating: 7
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by jupitreas on 17.08.2017 at 00:59

This is a quality release and its good to see them so wholeheartedly embracing their roots and going for such an extreme sound... and yet, I feel somehow let down. The pure death doom tracks are good but not quite as good as something from the likes of Mourning Beloveth. I find myself missing the wider range of Plague Within. Either way, certainly worth hearing and owning a copy, but leaves me unsatisfied.

I agree 100% with what you said. It seems to me that they took "Beneath the Broken Earth" from the previous album and made a whole album like this song, meanwhile forgetting how varied and multi-faceted "The Plague Within" was. Such a waste and shame. "Medusa" is still a good album, but it could've been so much better.
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Now loving:
Hour of Penance - Cast the First Stone
Hate - Indestructible Pillar
Cradle of Filth - Heartbreak and Seance
Dark Tranquillity - Nothing To No One
Immolation - Swarm of Terror
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01.09.2017 - 16:25
Rating: 10
Gunkaranlik
Maybe it is too early to say but I feel this record is one of Paradise Lost's best works.
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01.09.2017 - 16:50
Rating: 7
metaalbewerker
I prefer track 1,4,5,7,10 and 11 because they sound divers and melodic. The other songs sounds too monotone for me. But I think this is a good album in it's genre. The fans of the death/doom genre will love it!
I will see them anyway on their tour in Netherlands!
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01.09.2017 - 17:07
Bad English
Masterchief
Maybe best band album, each of them comes out you can say so, but in some way I prefer this more as original 4 albums. Kick ass, death doom, gothic elements, litte clear and same time grunthy vocals. amazing album, maybe my second fav from 2017.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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01.09.2017 - 17:09
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by metaalbewerker on 01.09.2017 at 16:50


I will see them anyway on their tour in Netherlands!


Utrecht, just like me?
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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05.09.2017 - 00:27
Rating: 7
Vermoorden
This is a huge step back from the plague within... That being said, its still a pretty good album, albeit way less inspired.
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06.09.2017 - 16:33
Rating: 7
metaalbewerker
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.09.2017 at 17:09

Written by metaalbewerker on 01.09.2017 at 16:50


I will see them anyway on their tour in Netherlands!


Utrecht, just like me?


No I will see them the day after in 013 in Tilburg.
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07.09.2017 - 18:30
Rating: 8
musclassia
It's been a long time since I listened to The Plague Within or Tragic Idol and I haven't listened to either nearly enough to properly remember them and compare to this, but I will say that despite the lack of variety here, I really dig the sound throughout. Love the lead guitar melodies and the generally meaty feel of the album
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20.09.2017 - 03:10
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
The title track is a standout for me. Very very good.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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01.10.2017 - 13:45
Rating: 8
Dalleo
Good album, has some influences of plague within and draconian times which is not a bad thing.
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05.10.2017 - 19:02
Rating: 7
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
I still can't find myself enjoying this one as much as The Plague Within, but then again, I haven't listened Medusa as much times as The Plague Within.
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"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
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06.10.2017 - 20:24
Rating: 9
deswesher
Arter one month , it grew on me surprisingly.
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29.10.2017 - 21:24
VIG
Eraserhead
Written by Maco on 03.08.2017 at 07:18

Only listened to this once but I can say it's like a death/doom version of Type O Negative. Sexy stuff.

That sounds so hot. Seriously.
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