Paradise Lost

Metal band Paradise Lost, formed in 1988 in Halifax, UK, is credited with creating the death/doom subgenre and pioneering gothic metal. Throughout their career, they have reinvented themselves and experimented with different musical genres. Their early albums established them as a leading force in death/doom, but they gradually moved towards a more melancholic goth-influenced sound. They then explored mainstream success while still maintaining their metal roots before venturing into non-metal territory. In recent years, the band has returned to their gothic and heavy metal roots.

Paradise Lost's unique sound has influenced similar artists such as Tiamat, Moonspell, and Lake Of Tears. Other notable bands within the same genre include My Dying Bride, Katatonia, and Anathema.

With their perpetual taste for reinvention and refusal to repeat themselves, Paradise Lost continues to captivate fans and critics alike with their exploration of gothic and heavy metal territories.


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