CaliggyJack Draconian Times hands down. Start there, then go to Candlemass Any album will do , after that, go straight to Pentagram. Sweet rating, Caliggy :. Once your used to that sound go to The Plague Within to get a feel for their heavier stuff, then you should get to the meat of the steak with Icon or Shades of God. PL Rules CaliggyJack Once you enter, it will take much of your time away. You'll be surprised how much you'll have listened to when its over. Have you had a chance to look at my list?
It's an older one before Plague, which is my current 2. I loved what you said about One Second in regards to being good despite alienating fans. That, and it seems I'm not the only one mixed about Host. Host is ten times better than Believe in Nothing EvoHavok It shows how Greg didn't really mean to do a guitar-centric album, but eh, labels I have always seen similarities between Godsmack and Paradise Lost. Anybody else notice this or am I just crazy?
Submit Comment. Sputnik Hunger Games Victory Hall. There is a track called "The Last Fallen Saviour" which was written for this album but it was initially made only available as a free flexi disc with Decibel magazine, but has since been included on Tragic Illusion 25 , a rarities compilation released in to commemorate the band's 25th anniversary.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paradise Lost. Gothic metal  doom metal. Retrieved on 6 February Archived from the original on Highly Recommended for all fans of Paradise Lost, gothic and doom metal alike This is a decent repackage of Paradise Lost's breakthrough album Draconian Times.
The dvd audio of the album in 5. Wish there were more live videos on here from that era. The bonus tracks are nice- most are floating around on Paradise Lost bootlegs the live stuff and the demos are a pretty cool inclusion.
Not fantastic but if you need to replace your copy, this is a good deal! One person found this helpful. Outstanding album, of course. However, slightly disappointed that the jewel case had a crack in it when I received my order.
I have noticed this in quite a few CDs that I've ordered. An all time classic!!!! You have to get this edition!!!! While the band has progressed and then returned to form, this album still stands as the pinnacle. The entire album is great, but I would say that the three first tracks are the ones that chill me up the must.
Very deep and powerful!! See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. This is a great album and can possibly be considered as one of their best efforts, but not at the expense of so many other better ones. For many years since its release almost 20 years now - eek! I enjoyed it when it came out and I enjoy it equally now but it is debatable whether this is their BEST. But that's purely objective and depends from fan to fan.
For me this is close but not their best effort by no short distance. Icon and Shades of God were more my preference, and I even rate Host and Believe in Nothing as equal in quality to Draconian Times I'm afraid you'll feel the urge to stop reading now, but honestly I'm not insane:.
Draconian Times is a very good album. But not the holy grail of Paradise Lost. It is possibly their most accessible and easily their most conventional album to that point.
This did not harm it in any way but it seemed that the material was honed towards an audience with less time on their hands to appreciate the nuances of, for example, 'Your Hand in Mind' or 'Crying for Eternity' on Shades of God. This was both good and bad. It produced a large handful of excellent, single-like tracks. But it felt a bit empty. However this is a minor gripe really as most bands go through a commercial stage, and quite rightly a lot of them have to as the more listeners, the more revenue, which is something critical analysis shouls also be sympathetic to.
Selling out is not always an abhorrent practice. It puts food on musicians' tables. But I suppose there are ways of selling out. PL did not sell out at all even with Host, which I prefer to view as brave rather than foolhardy. Draconian Times was still a very heavy, very well written and thoughtful entry into their portfolio.
But the rest are still good. Well worth a purchase for any self-respecting metal fan. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Is this metal I am not sure it certainly has essence of metal but eth music is better than that and worth a listen for the more casual hard rock fan. Then there are a few video extras for good measure These two discs are housed in a book and the discs are tightly squeezed into the cover rather than having dedicated trays, meaning scratched discs.
Small moan as this is a Music disc you would have hoped that the record company would have used at least DTS as the primary sound stream, but instead they chose to use Dolby digital a codec designed specifically for movies , so the high end and low end at times seem to be missing something I will say that this is good but could have been so much better reference King crimson Anniversary editions for how to reissue an album in surround. This is a music disc why not make it the best issue they can.
So while I agree with the previous reviewer that this is a good release, with a bit of thought this could have been an example on how to re- issue instead it's a just a good release. A world of vinyl at your fingertips. Find a store. Side A 1. Embers Fire 2. Remembrance 3. Forging Sympathy Side B 1. Joys Of The Emptiness 2. Dying Freedom 3.Deluxe edition of Paradise Lost, pressed on opaque purple, blue, and bone color vinyl. Includes digital pre-order of Paradise Lost. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.