Paradise Lost - Gothic Picture-LP
To call Paradise Lost a "seminal" gothic metal band would be an understatement. While My Dying Bride and Anathema were most certainly helped shed light on the dark, dingy corners of gothic/doom/death metal, Paradise Lost gave it the biggest push forward and set the standards for many of today's similar acts. Their debut "Lost Paradise" was certainly nothing special. It had the "As the Flower Withers" syndrome. Good ideas, sloppy execution. It wasn't until "Gothic" that the band truly started to take shape, and believe me when I say that this album is still something to beheld, even after almost two decades of existence.