Paradise Lost release their new album ‘Obsidian’ on 15 May and ahead of this, Nick and Greg have been recently been sharing memories from the band’s early days with fans on their YouTube channel. Today see them reminisce about their first ever rehearsal.
‘Obsidian’ eschews its immediate predecessors’ gruesome, myopic approach in favour of a richer and more dynamic deluge of black shades.
From the deceptive elegance and dual atmospheres of opener ‘Darker Thoughts’ through to the crushing, baroque doom of war-torn closer ‘Ravenghast‘, ‘Obsidian’ reveals a band in masterful control of a broad array of vital ideas.
Most noticeably, the record boasts several songs that draw heavily from the much-loved, Kohl-encrusted days of ‘80s gothic rock