STREAMING: Paradise Lost “Tragic Idol”

By: Chris D. Posted in: featured, listen On: Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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OK, we’ve just unveiled our first ever Paradise Lost cover story [Decibel #92] and exclusive Paradise Lost B-side flexi disc—which we’re super-chuffed about—but to say that we’ve been sleeping on one of the UK’s most important heavy acts of all time is all kinds of hyperbole.

See, at Camp Decibel, Paradise Lost is given “special status.” Sure, they’ve had sophomore full-length, Gothic, inducted into the hallowed halls of the Decibel Hall of Fame, a vibrant defense of much-maligned “sellout” album Host, and a few one-page stories in 2007 and 2009 to commemorate “comeback” albums nobody in the U.S. cared about—except for Decibel and a few dedicated Painless—but for new album Tragic Idol we felt it was high time to honor the creator of “gothic metal”, the band that influenced so many and so much.

Part of that honor goes into the group’s cover story. Another is the ability to exclusively stream Paradise Lost’s thirteenth full-length album Tragic Idol in its entirety. We know the Painless out there will eat this up blind as bats in the sun, but we want the naysayers, the too-cools, and the don’t-cares to stream at least one track—you pick! Go on. It’s OK.

Other points of Decibel’s interest in Paradise Lost:
1. Stream B-side “The Last Fallen Saviour” from our exclusive flexi disc.

2. Guitarist Gregor Mackintosh discusses metal discography-important metal albums.

3. A story on the so-called Peaceville Three.

** Paradise Lost’s new album, Tragic Idol, is out April 24th, 2012 on Century Media Records. Pre-order it HERE.

  • Beclamide

    EPIC!! Thanks for streaming it. One of the greatest and innovative metal bands to come out of the UK. Album of 2012 already??

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bilal-Almutasim/100001502673006 Bilal Al’mutasim

    Paradise Lost has never failed their fans! A Great Band!!!

  • http://www.kadaath.de/ Kadaath

    Thanks for the stream! :) I bought the CD on release day and i dont regret it m/

  • Fallingforever

    Thanks for the Stream too! a great band! one of my favourites ever! Now i’ m sure and going to buy the album in the next houres!

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  • Lost_paradise68

    Host was such a sellout it financially and critically broke the band. Had they recorded DT2, that would be selling out, the band have ALWAYS stuck to their principles. They sell more records sounding like this.

    Anyway, this record is ten times better than the last one, Maybe one of their best, loving this

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=839544499 Timothy Adams

      Whatever, Host ruled.

      • Icon

        I totally agree !!!

  • Peter Chrisp

    Saw them a few weeks ago in Melbourne they only played a 35 minute set, great stuff, with Cathedral on the same bill, amazing!

  • Icon

    disappointing as the last albums.. i used to be such a great fan… i was 18 yo when I bought draconian times… i miss their inventivity, those days are gone.

    • Icon

      been listening to it a couple of time, and i might have misdjudged this album.. which appears far better than i first thought.

  • Gaelginzu

    This album is good, pl are aging in the most beautiful way, Like a good wine

  • Anders Johansson

    Its a great album sounds great

  • Oneeyedstan

    the very best because authentic inspired and not conceptual focused songs of the whole tragic-idol-project are “ending through changes” and “the last fallen saviour”. these are the true highlights!!!
    i wish the next album will be evolved in this way!

  • Shadow King

    My relation with PL started at the summer of 94, and since that time PL turned into my favourite band, i’m a devoted fan and i like every work they made, and after listening endless times this album i agree with lost_paradise68 “…this record is ten times better than the last one, Maybe one of their best, loving this…”
    I also think this album could be the perfect sucessor of DT!!!Very intensive and personal, this work rips me off!!!

    I cry in dark despair…

    Long live PL

  • Pablo

    Paradise Lost is my all time favoriate group, my introduction to this increadible band started with “True Belief” approximately 20 years ago. I now own every album they have ever made and have difficulty deciding which one of the thirteen is the best. The “Tragic Idol” is an absolute masterpiece and definitely a return to their earlier years but I have enjoyed the ride with everything in between; the diversity of their music can only have me guessing at what they will create next. Paradise Lost, in my opinion, the greatest band ever! Thanks.