Cirith Ungol - Paradise Lost LP (Black vinyl)
Remastered from the original mastertapes by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony in June 2016.
1st official vinyl re-issue.
180gram black vinyl, incl. 12-p LP booklet with lyrics, liner notes & unreleased photos and giant poster.
Cirith Ungol became kind-of-pioneers of doom metal through their second and third releases, which are fairly considered, including on this website. Why does “Paradise Lost” get such a bad consideration? I believe it’s because the style shift. While “One foot in hell” and “King of the dead” presented a much more “doom” sound, “Paradise Lost” returns to the heavy roots of their debut album, “Frost and fire”, while keeping a bit of doom flavour. So, to sum it up, this album is, from my view, the perfect combination between heavy and doom. Heavy enough, dark enough, it cannot get any wickeder.