Paradise Lost release The Plague Within

Paradise Lost, stalwarts of death and doom, released The Plague Within today. It is their 14th release as a band, and has already come to high acclaim from some of the world’s foremost experts on metal.

Check out some of the reviews it’s getting:

“The 14th visit to this sprawling PARADISE LOST estate is one of the most satisfying yet-‘The Plague Within’ reveals a band that has put in the time, blood, sweat, and oceans of tears necessary to perfect its particular/peculiar craft, and is now wholly focused on imbuing the resulting sound with ever-greater power.” – 9/10, Decibel Magazine (USA)

“Deadly solemn, mature crystalline, elegance counter-posed against a celebratory moderation of atavistic extreme impulses.”  – 9/10, Metal Hammer (UK)

“PARADISE LOST have pounded a line straight through their lineage and have marched forth more relevant, heavier and diverse than they have sounded in years.” – The Quietus (UK)

“…new opus ‘The Plague Within’ is simply the most potent expression of the band’s morose ethos in two decades.” – The Guardian (UK)

“PARADISE LOST travel back to their very roots to find the perfect balance between epicness, melancholy and brutality.”  – Lagrosseradio (F)

“Back to the early years, massive riffs, great melodies, death vocals and doom influences along with this hypnotic charm” – Metallian (F)

“With PARADISE LOST’s impressive song-writing capabilities, has resulted in an excellent album that is sure to please fans of all eras of these legends.” – 88/100, Lords Of Metal (NL)

“On ‘The Plague Within’ you can hear the very best side of PARADISE LOST.” – 85/100, Aardschok (NL)

Granted, there are many times when these reviews should fall on deaf ears, but this isn’t one of them. Having already listened to the record, I can tell you that it’s an intense addition to their already impressive discography.

If you’re in Europe, do yourself a favor and go see them. I’ll be patiently waiting around in Houston in the hopes of an American tour.

The Plague Within – European tour 2015

27.09 – IE Dublin, The Academy
28.09 – UK Belfast, The Limelight
30.09 – UK Manchester, Academy 2
01.10 – UK Glasgow, Garage
03.10 – UK Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
04.10 – UK London, Koko
05.10 – DE Cologne, Live Music Hall
06.10 – BE Antwerp, Trix Muziekcentrum
07.10 – NL Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg
09.10 – DE Berlin, Huxley’s Neue Welt
10.10 – SE Malmö, KB
11.10 – SE Göteborg, Sticky Fingers
13.10 – FI Helsinki, The Circus
15.10 – SE Stockholm, Debaser Strand
16.10 – NO Oslo, John Dee
17.10 – DK Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
18.10 – DE Hamburg, Gruenspan
20.10 – CZ Prague, MeetFactory
21.10 – PL Wroclaw, Alibi
22.10 – PL Gdansk, B90
24.10 – CZ Ostrava, Barrak
25.10 – SK Bratislava, Randal Club
26.10 – HU Budapest, Barba Negra
27.10 – HR Zagreb, Vintage Industrial Bar
29.10 – SI Nova Gorica, Mostovna
30.10 – DE Munich, Theaterfabrik
31.10 – AT Vienna, Arena
02.11 – IT Milan, Live Club
03.11 – CH Solothurn, Kofmehl
05.11 – ES Barcelona, Salamandra
06.11 – ES Madrid, Sala Arena
07.11 – ES Bilbao, Sala Stage Live
08.11 – FR Bordeaux, Rocher de Palmer
09.11 – FR Paris, Le Trabendo
10.11 – FR Strasbourg, La Laiterie
12.11 – Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
13.11 – Nottingham – Rock City