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This review is from: Icon (Audio CD)
This was PDs peak with a polished and professional album of slow, melody based metal.
'Icon' gets edged towards the 'gothic' name tag, which is a bit unfair but has a point: there is a dark edge and although not a depressing album, it's introspective, soulful and melancholy. It's bassy, slow and the lyrics are a tapestry of images. There's some real classic tracks including 'Embers Fire' and 'True Belief', and the album is very accessable.
The big shock was the change in direction after this brilliant album. Never the same again. Appreciate this, they left a classic.
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Initial post: 2 Apr 2010, 07:30:57 BST
Mr. M. L. Hanford says:
I must admit after this they went 'off a tangent' to me,I heard Say Just Words and I thought it was limp and derivative and didn't bother after that,I still love Gothic though.
Posted on 11 Oct 2014, 12:47:56 BST
Mr J W Bradbury says:
Its because of people like you and these reviews that Metal has become so boring & repetitive as bands are now scared to experiment in case of being called sell outs etc... I'm sure if you actually listened to the more current Paradise Lost albums as well you would realise that they are still offering a lot more than any other bands of late.
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