Paradise Lost - Gothic LP (Black vinyl)
If I had to describe Paradise Lost with one word, that word would be "Unique". It's quite rare to see a band go through so many different phases, while still maintaining a very recognizable core-sound and a strong sense of identity. There are two factors I would attribute to PL's distinctive character - Gregor Mackintosh's keen ear for songwriting and arranging, and the stable lineup (apart from a few changes behind the drumkit) that dates back to the band's inception. There is a special type of chemistry between musicians who picked up their respective instruments together and grew musically through writing, recording and touring.