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PostSubject: Gothic band Paradise Lost   Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:11 pm

Paradise Lost are a metal band formed in 1987 in Halifax, England.Along with countrymates Anathema and My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost are credited for creating the subgenre known as Death/Doom Metal. Their first three full-lengths (although the latter two incorporated some more melodic and gothic features) are considered as prime examples of this style. However with the seminal albums Icon (1993) and Draconian Times (1995), Paradise Lost became known as godfathers, and many people still consider them as true inventors, of the gothic metal subgenre With the changing of the music style, the vocalist Nick Holmes also changed his singing style. He used a death grunt-style of singing on the band's first three albums; however, upon the release of Icon, he refined his voice to a cleaner tone. Later on they made an experimentation with more electronic style but after four albums returned to gothic metal.

While less so in their home country, they have been extremely popular in mainland Europe for many years, especially in Greece and Germany, where they are regarded as mainstream rock stars. Paradise Lost's line-up has remained remarkably consistent for a long-standing heavy metal band, consisting of singer Nick Holmes, guitarists Greg Mackintosh and Aaron Aedy, and bassist Steve Edmondson. Holmes and Mackintosh are the principal composers, with almost all of the band's songs credited solely to them. Only the band's drumming position has changed, with original sticks man Matthew Archer leaving in 1994 to be replaced by ex-Marshall Law drummer Lee Morris. In March 2004, Morris also left the band. Drummer Jeff Singer took Morris' place and has played on all subsequent releases, though he was not listed as a permanent member of the band until the release of single The Enemy in 2007. In a recent video interview, Mackintosh and Holmes revealed that Singer already auditioned for the band when Archer left, but they chose Morris instead because "[Jeff] had a pink drumkit".
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