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Paradise Lost Discography :

Origin Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Genres Death/doom (early), Gothic metal, Synthrock (middle era)

Along with countrymates Anathema and My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost are credited with creating the subgenre known as Death/Doom.[citation needed] Their first three full-length albums (although the latter two incorporated some melodic and gothic elements) are considered prime examples of this style.[weasel words] However, with the release of the seminal albums Icon (1993) and Draconian Times (1995), Paradise Lost also became known as pioneers of the Gothic metal subgenre.[1] In accordance with the change in musical approach, vocalist Nick Holmes changed his singing style. He used a death grunt on the band's first three albums, but on Icon refined his voice to have a cleaner tone. Later (circa 1997), the band began experimenting with electronic styles but after four albums reverted again to Gothic metal.

They have been more popular in mainland Europe than in their own country; particularly in Greece and Germany they are regarded as mainstream rock stars.[weasel words] Their line-up has remained remarkably stable for such a long-standing heavy metal band, consisting of singer Nick Holmes, guitarists Greg Mackintosh and Aaron Aedy, and bassist Steve Edmondson. Holmes and Mackintosh are the principal composers, with almost all of the band's songs credited to them. During the years, the band has only changed drummers, with original member Matthew Archer replaced in 1994 by ex-Marshall Law drummer Lee Morris In March 2004, Morris also left the band; Jeff Singer took Morris' place and has played on all subsequent releases, though he was not listed as a permanent band member until the release of the single "The Enemy" in 2007. In a recent video interview, Mackintosh and Holmes revealed that Singer had already auditioned for the band when Archer left, but they chose Morris instead because "[Singer] had a pink drumkit".

Albums :

1988 - Paradise Lost [Demo]
1989 - Frozen Illusion [Demo]
1990 - In Dub [Single]
1990 - Lost Paradise
1991 - Gothic
1992 - As I Die
1992 - Shades Of God
1993 - Icon
1994 - Gothic [Single]
1994 - Seals The Sense (EP)
1995 - The Last Time [Single]
1995 - Draconian Times
1995 - Draconian Times (Bonus Disc)
1995 - Forever Failure
1997 - True Belief [Single]
1997 - One Second
1997 - Say Just Words
1998 - One Second [Single]
1998 - Reflection
1999 - Doomsday Symphonies
1999 - Permanent Solution [Single]
1999 - So Much Is Lost [Single]
1999 - A Tribute To Paradise Lost - As We Die For
1999 - Host
2000 - Believe In Nothing
2001 - Sell It To The World [Single]
2001 - Fader (MCD)
2002 - Isolate [Single]
2002 - Erased (MCD)
2002 - Symbol Of Life
2003 - Live BBC
2005 - Forever After [Single]
2005 - Paradise Lost
2006 - Mouth [Single]
2006 - B-sides & Rarities CD1 / CD2
2007 - The Enemy [Single]
2007 - In Requiem
2008 - The Anatomy of Melancholy (2 CD)
2009 - Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us