Paradise Lost ‎– Lost Paradise

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VILE 17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(LP, Album) Peaceville VILE 17 UK 1990 Sell This Version
VILE 17CD, VILE 17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album) Peaceville, Peaceville VILE 17CD, VILE 17 UK, Europe & US 1990 Sell This Version
VILE 17MC Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album) Peaceville VILE 17MC UK 1990 Sell This Version
OR-053 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Orion (4) OR-053 Poland 1990 Sell This Version
VILE 17 P Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(LP, Album, Pic) Peaceville VILE 17 P UK 1990 Sell This Version
VILE 17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(LP, Album, TP) Peaceville VILE 17 UK 1990 Sell This Version
1407 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1407 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
A-340 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ALF A-340 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1354 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1354 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1354 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1354 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
VILE 17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album) Peaceville VILE 17 US 1992 Sell This Version
MG 1354 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1354 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
MG 1354 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1354 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
NE 159 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album) Valentine Sound Productions NE 159 Malaysia 1993 Sell This Version
MUSH - 004 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(LP, Album) Mushroom Records (4) MUSH - 004 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
MASSCD0110, MASS CD 0110 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album) Metal Mind Records, Metal Mind Records MASSCD0110, MASS CD 0110 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
MASS 0110 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album) Metal Mind Records MASS 0110 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
MASS 0110 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Sti) Metal Mind Records MASS 0110 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
PCCY-00798 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Music For Nations PCCY-00798 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
CDVILE 17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Peaceville CDVILE 17 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CDVILE 17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Peaceville CDVILE 17 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HMR037 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, RE) Hammer Müzik HMR037 Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
0008-95 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Paradise Lost) 0008-95 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
none Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Спюрк none Russia 1998 Sell This Version
CDVILEM 17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album, RE, O-C) Peaceville CDVILEM 17 UK 2000 Sell This Version
AC 00-22, VB300 21 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Irond (2), Irond (2) AC 00-22, VB300 21 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
CDVILEM 17 / 620172, 080-138982 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Peaceville, Peaceville CDVILEM 17 / 620172, 080-138982 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
CDVILED 17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Peaceville CDVILED 17 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CDVILED 17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sup) Peaceville CDVILED 17 UK 2010 Sell This Version
VILELP502 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(LP, Album, RE, 180) Peaceville VILELP502 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
CDVILED17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album, RE, RM) Peaceville CDVILED17 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
CDVILED 17 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Peaceville CDVILED 17 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2), WVS Records none Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
0008-95 Paradise Lost Lost Paradise(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Желтая Студия 0008-95 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

July 15, 2018
referencing Lost Paradise, CD, Album, VILE 17CD, VILE 17

My introduction to doom metal legends Paradise Lost came about with albums such as 1997’s ‘One Second’ and 2007’s ‘In Requiem’. While the music itself is fairly straightforward, I found myself enjoying some of the grooving, yet melancholic, guitar riffs. With melodic and catchy vocals, along with keyboards that give the music more depth and atmosphere, this is something I could very easily get into.

Which brings me to this, 1990’s debut release, ‘Lost Paradise’. Despite being labelled as doom metal, and even death metal, I thought I’d at least give it a chance, seeing as I know what this band will evolve into, there’s no harm in at least trying, right?

But yeah, sure enough, I’m not into this at all

The death metal growls which are impossible to sing along to, the doom-laden guitar riffs that tend to plod along with about as much excitement as a root canal, and the muddy production that actually makes a lot of guitars difficult to really distinguish. Overall, this is a low-budget 1990 death metal album that sounds like a low-budget 1990 death metal album.

I do like Paradise Lost, and I know I’ll definitely be more receptive to their later albums, which seem more melody-driven, but this right here just isn’t for me.
enfantterrible

enfantterrible

December 14, 2017
edited 11 months ago
referencing Lost Paradise, LP, Album, VILE 17

This album demarks for me the end of an era in the metal community. It appears as the end of the classic school thrash metal. After this nothing would be the same. Welcome to the 90s, 80s funniness and crazyness is no more.

Nothing ever sounded so mournful, with such a sense of decay and sorrow, till that moment more or less everything metal wise related had either a sense of destructive euphoria, rebelliousness or youthful lust, but with the advent of paradise lost the gate of depression was opened and sorrow will be a common adjective for the most part.
Fact is Paradise Lost-Lost Paradise is a purveyor from the regeneration of doom metal in its newer improved and modernized form,
Anathema, Cathedral and My dying bride will follow as figure representatives for doom metal generation and Death metal too will engulf with its darkness and depressive unfolds the remains of our own generation.

This is all patented here in this particular album. It is true that you can find elements from Death metal, especially in the guitar tuning, but aside from that aspect the rhythmic section is pretty much doom, low key, decayed sound contrasted by excellent lyrical section, especially in the epic “deadly inner sense”, who will not fall by that arpeggiated introit in between rhythmic section? The lyrics depict a deadly sense of impending decay and summed with its despaired and obtrusive voice they will blaze the listener with a note of abysmal doom, only death and decadance inhabits in the world pictured here and a sense of materialistic soul ness in which there is no opportunity for regeneration or renewal just pure existential despair and a feeling of eternal demise.

Seriously, this album is truly sorrowful and full of despair, even by today standards few bands in the doom metal territory can create something as funerary as this, so depressive and obscure, it puts your soul into extreme distress. Also intriguing is the cover artwork, very distinctive for whatever was made at the time and also supremely suggestive for the album title and thematic. What is that robot in that plastic gesture trying to mean? The last herald from a now extinct mankind hand risen to the cosmos? Very much close to a Michelangelo “creation” analogy, very obscure and open to interpretations...

Nevertheless this album is epic and primigenial in all aspects, truly a milestone that demarks a change of direction and perspective for metal music.
Dare to listen and enter the existential grip inside the music.

TMSSLT

TMSSLT

August 12, 2016
referencing Lost Paradise, CD, Album, VILE 17CD, VILE 17

Hi,
I have 2 versions of this album. Both versions are a repress with O-Card and one is the number 378270 here https://www.discogs.com/fr/Paradise-Lost-Lost-Paradise/release/378270
One of mine with variant 2 on this release is mentioned "Made in the USA" on the CD and other one with matrix number mirrored DADR 257G1<7123>620175 on which is mentioned "Country of Origin UK". So I think that release on Discogs could be the US version and my other one could be the European version. If someone could confirm these please ?
Thanks in advance
Suici-De-Pression

Suici-De-Pression

March 18, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Lost Paradise, LP, Album, VILE 17
''Paradise is NOT lost''

I love thee, VILE 17...

...Thou were one of the death/doom source records among those which were composed by 1/3 of death metal and 2/3 of sleepy death metal. That was thy recipe of a potion for those deseased who were frazzled by a deadly inner sence. But were there any ones instead of me? Other way round, they were dissatisfied by your slow, viscid narration. So then is thy paradise lost by them? Surely it is, but not by me...

...That were the horrible times of mental torment I couldn't overcome by myself. Death metal in my head begun to quicken so it almost could wash it out. I prayed to our saviour to be endowed with medicine which would bring the long hoped-for relief and... And then, in that blessed moment thou manifested. All of my nightmares melted away like a frozen illusion! An illusion that was still breeding fear into my languorous mind. Thy apparition suppressed the raging death metal and turned it into drowsy and safe death/doom. Thy glorious slowness redeemed me... I fell in love with thee at first riffs... Thy watercolor look made my eyes shine with life again...

...And lo, we shall dwell together in the Lost Paradise, that is not lost to us at all. I hope so...
KarlosGTT

KarlosGTT

November 23, 2011
referencing Lost Paradise, CD, Album, RE, CDVILE 17
VILE 17MC Cassette available TRD MC 44-23

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