For those who like their music to feature both brains and brawn, ‘hereafter’ is essential listening.
Regardless it is essential listening – a perfect tribute to a varied genre delivered by a true artist – and an utter delight to listen to.
A hugely impressive effort, ‘cauterize’ is the crowning achievement in this talented guitarist’s canon – don’t miss out!
Melodic yet uncompromisingly brutal, well-produced yet admirably raw, 'Nocturnal bloodshed' is metal exactly as I want it to be - check it out!
With Nick Holmes delivering one of his most assured vocal performances and the band providing him with an immense and ambitious backdrop, ‘the plague within’ is a remarkable masterpiece that sees Paradise Lost once again take their place at the forefront of doom metal.
Overall this is a more than welcome return to action from one of nu-metal’s hardest hitters and, should the band decide to leave it here, it is a far more fitting epitaph than the quiet dissolution that took place in 2003.
This is rock at its most primal and it’s easy to imagine that anyone who ever bought a copy of ‘raw power’ and loved it will find this essential and I can think of no higher praise.
Highly recommended, ‘children of the drones’ is equal parts throwback to the days when hard rock dominated the mainstream and forward looking hard rock from a band who clearly have their sights set on bigger things.