Paradise Lost are one of those bands where everyone has their favorite album, and they’re all different from person to person. Whether it’s Draconian Times or Host or their eponymous debut, The Plague Within, One Second, whatever, it’s hard to argue that there isn’t something to enjoy in the vast scope of their catalogue. Personally, when I first heard 2018’s Medusa, I was sure that they could not get better than the ultra-heavy kick-in-the-face that album was. I was wrong. Obsidian is more than just a follow-up to Medusa. It’s everything that was good about Medusa turned up to 11. Continue reading
June 29, 2017
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from the last couple of days:
- Leading off, Wolves in the Throne Room have announced a new album, titled Thrice Woven. The album will drop September 22 via the band’s own label, Artemisia Records, and features a guest spot from Neurosis’ Steve Von Till. Sounds better than Celestite already!
Paradise Lost’s new album feels like coming home to an old friend. With The Plague Within, their fourteenth full length since forming in 1988, you’ll want to kick off your shoes and stay awhile. Coming off 2012’s very solid Tragic Idol, I could only hope the momentum would continue—and the band certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, The Plague Within is my favorite from the band to date. Blasphemy? Get back to me once you’ve listened to this straight-ahead, dark and groovy album. Continue reading