About Paradise Lost
Formed in 1988, West Yorkshire quartet Paradise Lost quickly became key innovators in the nascent doom metal and grindcore worlds. While their 1990 debut Lost Paradise was straightforward, if deft, death metal reminiscent of Napalm Death and Obituary, the follow-up Gothic found the band adding female vocals, keyboards, and prominent guitar lines, all rarities for the genre. In the early to mid-'90s, the group signed with Music for Nations and produced a trio of critically heralded records: Shades of God, Icon, and Draconian Times. After a stint on EMI, the outfit returned to form with 2007's creative In Requiem, their first LP for Century Media. Paradise Lost moved to Nuclear Blast in 2017 for their 15th studio album, Medusa.