Paradise Lost: A Symphony For The Lost
British doom lords host a feast in the East
It’s more than 20 years since some lazy members of the rock press started touting Paradise Lost as the new British Metallica.
It’s not hard to spot parallels; like the Four Horsemen, the Halifax quintet swiftly developed from spotty oiks in the tape-trading underground to professional, accessible musicians on the brink of world stardom. Both bands continued diverging divisively from their former blueprint before attempting an about-turn to the sound of their heyday.