Some members from Metalrage.com advised me to go and see Paradise Lost, because I would definitely dig it. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go to one of their shows with HIM, but luckily enough they returned a month later to The Netherlands for a headlining show. Together with Mindsaver and Sledgehammer Messiah I witnessed an one-and-a-half-hour show of Paradise Lost with the Dutch band Detonation as their support act.
A couple days after the show I read some interesting news on the web, namely that Detonation went through their first line-up change since their foundation 10 years ago. They added Danny Tunker (also in Fuelblooded) to their ranks as guitar player, while frontman Koen Romijn will stop playing guitars and that he will be focussing on the vocals only from now on. Curious how that will work out! (Mindsaver)
In the ‘90s Paradise Lost was part of the “Big Three” in the Doom/Death-genre, together with My Dying Bride and Anathema. This band from Halifax, England is also considered to be one of the bands responsible for the Gothic Metal genre as well. Before tonight I had heard of My Dying Bride and Anathema, but music wise I had never heard of Paradise Lost. After seeing their concert I must say I’m a bit ashamed. The music these guys make is just unbelievable. I’m totally into this and blame myself for never listening to this band before. The venue wasn’t fully packed, but it was crowded enough not to get cold. The music was good, the sound was good and when the lights were on they were good also. In the middle of their show the whole lightening system didn’t have power, so they had to finish one song in the dark and after a short while, just at the moment frontman Nick Holmes said: “fuck it, let’s play!” the lights went back on. Luckily enough the problem with the lights was the only negative point about this whole concert. These five guys created a perfect atmosphere and especially by closing your eyes you could feel the vibe at its best! (Gilles)
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