Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 1998 / 2010 / 2012 / 2014 / 2016



Thanks to their first three albums, Paradise Lost are deservedly called one of the pioneers of the doom metal genre. Subsequently the band started experimenting with electro and synth pop elements but 2007’s ‘In Requiem’ marked a return to their earlier recordings. Over the last decade they’ve continued to refine their sound, marrying the doom influences from their early days with more melodic elements and clean vocals. On ‘The Plague Within’ (2015), Holmes’ vocals are the angriest they’ve been for many years, the melancholy guitars create that typical gothic Paradise Lost atmosphere and the rhythm section is a slow, unrelenting machine that crushes everything in sight. Fans of the first hour will be looking forward to this one. (Text: Niels Desmedt / Translation: Nick Devos)