Paradise Lost - Tragic Illusion 25 2-LP (Black vinyl)


Things seem to be going right for these somewhat prodigal sons and standard bearers of doom. Since the early part of the last decade they've been releasing high quality metal with a renewed sense of purpose and with each successive release there have been a variety of requisite B sides and singles. For those of us who either don't have the time or money to hunt down the singles or special editions PL have finally made life a little simpler and put out a comp of said tracks (akin to a double disc of singles not listed on here(?) that came out some years back). Over all this is a fairly diverse offering.

The coolest songs on here however are the re-recordings of 'Gothic' & 'Our Savior'. Nick has finally found a way to growl again, though not as low as he once did. The production is solid and all the instruments come through loud and clear. If they wanted to re-record the albums said songs are from with today's production it would rule. That's how good these re-recordings are (a rare thing really). They make you want to hear the classics anew.