Gothic (Paradise Lost album)

Gothic is the second full-length album released by British heavy metal band Paradise Lost.

Gothic
Paraside Lost - Gothic.jpg
Studio album by
Released19 March 1991
RecordedNovember 1990 – January 1991
StudioAcademy Music Studios, West Yorkshire, England
GenreDeath-doom, doom metal[1]
Length39:24
LabelPeaceville
Paradise Lost chronology
Lost Paradise
(1990)
Gothic
(1991)
Shades of God
(1992)

The album has been re-released and remastered twice. The 2003 re-release contains two remixes of songs from Lost Paradise (1990), bringing the total running time to 49 minutes and 30 seconds. Remixed/live versions of the songs "Eternal", "Gothic" and "The Painless" appear on the 2003 digipak re-release of Lost Paradise. In 2008, Gothic was re-released with a bonus DVD with a rare performance by the band.[citation needed]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]

AllMusic gave Gothic a three-star mixed review.[2] In June 2005, Gothic was inducted into the Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame, becoming the fifth album overall to be featured there.[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Nick Holmes and Gregor Mackintosh.

No.TitleLength
1."Gothic"4:51
2."Dead Emotion"4:38
3."Shattered"4:01
4."Rapture"5:09
5."Eternal"3:55
6."Falling Forever"3:35
7."Angel Tears"2:40
8."Silent"4:42
9."The Painless"4:02
10."Desolate"1:51
Total length:39:24

PersonnelEdit

  • Nick Holmes – vocals
  • Matthew Archer – drums
  • Stephen Edmondson – bass
  • Aaron Aedy – guitars
  • Gregor Mackintosh – guitars

Guest musiciansEdit

  • The Raptured Symphony Orchestra – orchestral sections
  • Sarah Marrion – vocals

ProductionEdit

  • Keith Appleton – engineering
  • Richard Moran – cover art, photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Divita, Joe (13 September 2017). "Top 25 Doom Metal Albums of All Time". Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. Gothic review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-06.
  3. ^ Chase, Jesse. "Paradise Lost – "Gothic"". Decibel. Retrieved 2018-05-11.