Paradise Lost – Medusa Review

It’s always good to hear new music from Paradise Lost, a band that has been a firm favourite of mine for a fair few years now, and their latest effort Medusa is another strong release from this band – honestly, it feels like they can do no wrong!

Medusa is a powerful piece of work with a tremendous crushing heaviness to it paired with a good amount of melody for good measure. The balance is good, with neither element feeling overwhelming, and subsequently makes for a well-rounded listen that you’ll certainly want to keep coming back to.

Opening track Fearless Sky gets the album off to an excellent start and the chorus is simple but effective – a crushing wall of sound with a subtantial clean vocal line that will surely get stuck in your head. It really leaves an impression on you, which is definitely a great way to get things off to a running start. More great tracks on the album include From The Gallows (which features a mighty guitar solo) and title track Medusa is excellent – there’s a wonderful heavy doominess to it that feels akin to some of the band’s earlier material, which will definitely appeal to their old-school fans.

In short, Medusa is a top-notch album from Paradise Lost, who have delivered once again. A stunning listen that showcases the band on top of their game, once again!


About Natalie Humphries 1857 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: or @acidnat on twitter.

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