Here’s the Gothic, Doomy New Paradise Lost Song “The Longest Winter”
With the current goth revival in full swing, perhaps Paradise Lost are poised for another moment in a long, storied career full of them.
Just two years after the release of The Plague Within, the band will come back with new album Medusa in September. As MS contributor “Gore” Vidal pointed out in his official review of their last album, the band’s done a fine job of shifting between sounding gothic, doomy and synth-y throughout their career, and on their most recent album even melodeath-y. So which version of PL will we get this time?
The gothic and doomy one, it seems: first single “The Longest Winter” is a dirge full of all things gloomy and dark. While I can’t imagine a fan of any era of Paradise Lost not liking it, those who are only into their early stuff should especially love it. And with all things goth currently in vogue, maybe the band will be able to break through to some new fans this time, too.
Check it out below. Medusa comes out on September 1st via Nuclear Blast; pre-order here. It’ll be their first album without drummer Adrian Erlandsson (also know for his work in At The Gates and The Haunted) since In Requiem in 2007.