RIFF-it good. Listen while you read! Add Comment. Christendom 2. Colossal Rains 3. Deus Misereatur 4. Dying Freedom 5. Embers Fire 6. With the vocals, a lot of it was kind of shouting in key as opposed to just shouting, its okay singing like Beelzebub, but your voice can get into trouble if you have a big tour. Produced by Simon Efemey. Label : Music for Nations. Jump to. Sections of this page. Listen to these sick beats by Paradise Lost. Breathing here, and the air is clear Changes of which I could foresee Violence caressing, impending distress As my body lay sleeping, eternally bleeding, and Shallow despair, broken years cannot repair Summoned here, and all must see the hypocrisy Peel back the face, the sorry mind, a vacant space Born deprived, the moods expired in reality A fantasy based on harmony A victim released accordingly Scatter the ashes, remains of life's passages, Mocking and meaningless, joys of the empty, and Mighty and proud, reaching up to touch the shroud Tangled here, and far beyond from atrocity Frozen and cold, bleak the memories of old Times capsize the born desires for technology.
Songs lyrics provided here are copyrighted by their owners and are meant for educative purposes only. Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Icon has been highly influential to numerous bands, Opeth and Katatonia to name a few.
On this masterpiece, they showed that they created Gothic metal in its most brilliant moment. The gothic metal band Paradise Lost are considered to be the pioneers of the death-doom genre, and as a big influencer for the gothic metal.
They're active for over thirty years, in a stable line-up where only the drummers changed during the years. Available as a limited edition of individually numbered copies on yellow and black marbled vinyl. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews.
Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Paradise Lost's fourth release from , "Icon" is a classic slab of gothic metal brilliance that is absolutely amazing in every aspect. It also marks a change in Nick Holmes' vocal style as he abandons his death metal grunts fully in favor of a more James Hetfield-esque singing style but in much darker tone. On all fronts - songwriting, production, atmosphere, vocals, and musicianship, "Icon" is just impeccable.
It has all the good stuff: Powerful, heavy, crushing riffs, dark and beautiful melodies, dark lyrics, powerful vocals, a tight rhythm section, and an atmosphere that just engulfs you and the only way out is to simply listen to this album even more. Everything just all blends together seamlessly on here.
Every song on this album just shines and moves ever so flawlessly throughout. The aforementioned vocals of Nick Holmes are in top form here, as the vocalist prowls through one track to the next with his powerful and gruff Hetfield-esque barks and clean singing with such ease.
Elsewhere, Gregor Mackintosh's lead guitar on here is just flat out amazing, as he piles on an array of memorable leads, melodies, and solos, and he even makes great use of the wah-pedal throughout this whole album too. Meanwhile rhythm guitarist Aaron Aedy drives away through each track with walls of monstrous, crushing, heavy riffs that will pound your eardrums with full force, and of course the rhythm section consisting of bassist Steve Edmonson and drummer Matt Archer is simple yet it is so tight and solid as a rock.
Kicking off "Icon", we have "Embers Fire" which begins with a brooding cello intro that makes you feel like you're slowly descending into a dark and hollow crevice, and the song then suddenly erupts into a slow groove of downtrodden yet mighty and powerful guitar hooks along with Nick's empowered vocals, and this song is also highlighted by a wonderfully enthralling guitar solo from Gregor in which he utilizes several different tapping styles, and great usage of the wah-pedal as mentioned as well.
The following cut "Remembrance" however picks up the pace ever so slightly with it's powering groove and mighty four-chord verses brooding beneath echoing clean guitar chords, and is also highlighted by another fantastic Gregor guitar solo as well. Next up, track three "Forging Sympathy" is another heavy riff driven rocker that is highlighted by yet another memorable batch of heavy, crunching, mesmerizing riffs throughout as well as some nice melodic soloing, plus more gruffy Hetfield-esque barking from Nick to boot, and moving forward, track four "Joys of the Emptiness" is a more slower, dark, and dreary doom-laden number and another one of my favorites here that is bolstered by a slow, thunderous, and oppressive, melodic signature riff, plus some dreary clean guitar bridges, and some hypnotic tapping leads, and slow, yet booming, thundering drum beats all lead by Nick's powerful, haunting vocals.
The fifth song "Dying Freedom" which begins with a light hearted synth intro is anchored by more incredible melodies, and catchy, killer chugging hooks, and heavy upbeat drumming lead by more of Nick's powerful vocal deliveries, and another nice guitar solo is also included as well.Paradise Lost's fourth release from , "Icon" is a classic slab of gothic metal brilliance that is absolutely amazing in every aspect. The album marks a change in the band's sound as they go from their early death/doom sound which was present on their first three albums "Lost Paradise", "Gothic", and "Shades of God" in favor of a more gothic metal sound/5(71).