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Different but superb
on 2 September 2005
The first thing I will say is anyone who is interested in music of any form, must be able to appreciate other forms of music to know whether a piece is good or bad. Therefore, listen with an open mind.
I am a big fan of these boys and have been since I enjoyed their first tour with 'Lost Paradise'. Due to this, it was a bit of a shock when I heard 'Host' with its synthesized base of seemingly pop music. However, this is far from pop music. The hallmark of Paradise Lost is clear through the vocals and overall feel of the music. Also, 'Host' is a beautifully composed and arranged piece which has the effect of seducing your senses to ultimate enjoyment. In my opinion, there isn't a bad track on the album, each just as good as the next. The lyrical content is intelligent, accommpanied by music that contains a great deal of feeling which consequently makes 'Host' so compelling.
On a final note, the boys said that this was something they just wanted to do. To me it is an illustration of just how good metal musicians are when they are able to churn out the heavy stuff we all love, then use a little imagination and creativity to do something totally different.
This is Paradise Lost and unless you have tunnel vision and unable to stray from the path, you will undoubtedly enjoy 'Host'.