Monday, April 30, 2012
Paradise Lost: Greg Mackintosh shares part 2 of his Decibrity playlist
PARADISE LOST's Greg Mackintosh shares part 2 of his Decibrity playlist
Gothic/doom metallers PARADISE LOST have just released their 13th studio album, Tragic Idol, in North America! For fans that would like to preview Tragic Idol in its entirety, please visit Decibel Magazine.com for the exclusive album stream.
Lead guitarist Gregor Mackintosh has now shared part 2 of his retrospective playlist composed of tracks from albums that relate to PARADISE LOST's discography. To give fans a better understanding of where the band was at (musically) during each of the albums' eras, Greg chose one non-PL album that correlates to each PARADISE LOST release and explained its role in the band's career. Part 2 of Greg's Decibrity playlist can now be read and heard on Decibel Magazine.com:
As torchbearers of the gothic/doom metal scene, PARADISE LOST has seen much success overseas in Europe, but they have yet to break into the mainstream in the States, despite having influenced countless bands across metal's many sub-genres. To celebrate their influential role in the scene and to welcome the release of Tragic Idol, Decibel Magazine will be featuring PARADISE LOST, "metal's most underrated band", as the cover story for their June issue (out in May). Fans can now purchase this tribute to the "Shadow Kings" online in Decibel's webstore.
In this special issue, Decibel subscribers will also receive the previously announced PARADISE LOST gold-on-black flexi disc for the exclusive b-side "The Last Fallen Saviour". To listen to the track, head over to Metal Sucks.net.
In addition to gracing Decibel Magazine's June cover, PARADISE LOST is also featured on Terrorizer's, Aardschok's, and Sonic Seducer's covers! Read on to find out what press worldwide have to say about PARADISE LOST's critically-acclaimed Tragic Idol:
"'Worth Fighting For', 'To the Darkness', 'The Glorious End' and the stunning title track are halcyon days tunes, when the only things that mattered were Big Gulps, a Sony CD Walkman (with car adapter) and the music of change...'Tragic Idol' won't sway the 40,000+ morons who bought METALLICA's 'Beyond Magnetic' EP into believing in PARADISE LOST, but for the 40+ Painless--four of which hold residency at Decibel--still kicking around the States, it's a firm symbol that there's ample life left." -- DECIBEL MAGAZINE (US)
"Nearly 25 years into their career, PARADISE LOST demonstrate with 'Tragic Idol' that 13 (as in albums) can be a particularly exquisite number...the music only gets better as you dig deeper." - EXCLAIM! (CA)
"Another excellent PARADISE LOST record." -- METAL SUCKS.net (US)
"'PARADISE LOST fans have plenty to look forward to from this album, and it's got cross-genre appeal due to the range of influences readily heard in the music." - METAL UNDERGROUND.com (US)
"'Tragic Idol' is easily the best that PARADISE LOST have sounded since the early-to-mid-nineties...PARADISE LOST's triumphant return to yesteryear is finally upon us. And oh what a glorious return it is." -- THE NEW REVIEW.net (US)
"PARADISE LOST are incapable of making anything mediocre." -- SPUTNIK MUSIC.com (US)
"...throbs with the vehement class we've come to expect." -- KERRANG (UK)
"...it's great to have these waylaid pioneers back doing what they do best." -- METAL HAMMER (UK)
"The band never ever presented their excellence better than today." - ROCK HARD (GER)
"This record has some of the most impressing songs they ever wrote." -- REVOLVER (SPAIN)
"This album reaches their most ambitious goal." -- METAL HAMMER (ITALY)
"PARADISE LOST-fans couldn't wish for a better album than 'Tragic Idol'." -- AARDSCHOK (NL)
"PARADISE LOST is returning to their roots with an album that defines their original sound while sounding fresh and very inspired!" -- HARD ROCK MAG (FRANCE)