Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

More Options
Tragic Idol
 
See larger image
 

Tragic Idol

23 April 2012 | Format: MP3

£5.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for £8.99 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sąrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
4:08
30
2
4:08
30
3
5:25
30
4
4:07
30
5
5:02
30
6
3:54
30
7
5:10
30
8
4:34
30
9
4:11
30
10
5:22
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.co.uk (UK).
  

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 20 April 2012
  • Release Date: 20 April 2012
  • Label: Century Media
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Century Media Records Ltd.This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2012 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 46:01
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B007QTMMV8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,558 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Cobley on 23 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
Paradise Lost have recorded some great tunes and some great albums both before and after Draconian Times. Indeed, the last three CDs have seen them steadily crank up the grandeur and intensity of their music, and while they have been generally considered to be the godfathers of contemporary British doom, their doom has always had an edge to it, a bite in the songs, a strong hint of anger.

And now we have Tragic Idol, and weirdly it all makes sense. TI raises everything by a notch, the production, the attack, the underlying richness of a metal band at the top of their game, all parcelled up in songwriting which is utterly compelling. Of course, no band goes about their day to day, week to month to yearly process thinking, hmm, yeah, all going according to plan (okay, most bands). But as a Paradise Lost fan I've been discerning a progression, and we have now reached Tragic Idol. Could this be the Cistine Chapel of modern doom metal? Damned if I know, but for me this music speaks to my heart as much as it speaks of the world about us.

It has taken a certain strength to make this album, and it will become a source of strength to those who listen.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JohnInBlack on 27 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
Paradise Lost are a band that doesn't stand still, each album is a progression from the last, as a result we have a band that has delivered the doom of Gothic, the gothic metal of Draconian Times, the rock/electronic of One Second & Host before slowly reverting back to a harder metal sound via Symbol Of Life, In Requiem, Paradise Lost and Faith Divides Us...
Tragic Idol continues in the same manner as Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us, it is an album of crushing doom metal, this is again Paradise Lost continuing back to their pre-One Second days. I said that Paradise Lost do not stand still but I feel that Tragic Idol is an extension of their previous album rather than a progression and that is no bad thing. This album is packed with real metal power, crunching power doom chords, Nick's anguished harsh vocals and Greg's haunting guitar solo's that is so much a trademark of this great band. Initial listens hinted at subtle moments of Candlemass and even Metallica's Death Magnetic.
The playing time of Tragic Idol is just over 45 minutes keeping the album sharp and focussed. From the opening assault of Solitary One you know what is coming, this album is pretty relentless though the track Tragic Idol mellows the tone a little, but not much.
The last album took me by surprise with its pure quality and Tragic Idol is in the same vein. It is possibly the ultimate accolade a band can be given that they can produce such diverse albums as Host and Tragic Idol and do them so well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Liam on 26 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
I will start this review by saying that I have been a Paradise Lost fan since the release if Icon in 1993 and have loved the band ever since. However, I will try to make the review as useful as possible for those who are undecided whether they should purchase Tragic Idol or not.

This is a cracking album with 10 perfect tracks. As far as I am concerned there are no weak songs here. Put simply, it is the next step up from their last album (Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us - also brilliant), so if you enjoyed this, you are in for a treat. The heaviness has been retained, but the songwriting and overall production is more sophisticated.

The album opens with Solitary One,with an intro that sounds like it could be on the band's debut, Lost Paradise (but with better production), and opens up into a great blend of old and new with the welcome return of Macintosh's avant garde soloing.

Other highlights (for me at least) are Fear of Impending Hell and the title track Tragic Idol itself.

This album combines the best of all Paradise Lost's musical explorations over the last few years, but put simply, if you preferred the traditional pre Draconian Times sound, then you can be sure to enjoy it. If on the other hand you only liked the Host and Believe in Nothing era (also great albums), then you may want to check it out before you buy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan Watson on 30 Dec. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Ok so i am biased Paradise Lost are my favourite band in the world of rock and metal. I have every album and have to say Tragic Idol is one of favourites. I would definatly say its up there with Draconian Times and Icon. Every album since Host has been an improvement not that host was a bad album just took some getting used to and not one i go back to often. Soon as i put Tragic Idol on from the opening riffs i just knew it was the Paradise Lost i love. Great riffs,that bludgeon you round the head, Nick Holmes unmistakable bellowing voice. I was nodding my head within seconds with a big smile probably not the thing to do to Doom Metal but great metal does that to me and Paradise Lost are great metal. If you liked In Requiem or last album Faith Divides Us and especially Icon era buy you won't be dissapointed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By toshy boy on 27 Aug. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
really enjoyed the last two outings, this is good, however,they tend to repeat themselves in their riffs. easily done wth dirges and doom tempos. they have a great production sound which does augment their epic approach. more harmony is needed to improve tonality and further beautify their sound.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category