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Album: Draconian Times
# Song Title   Time
1)    Enchantment More Info... 0:06
2)    Hallowed Land More Info... 0:05
3)    The Last Time More Info... 0:03
4)    Forever Failure More Info... 0:04
5)    Once Solemn More Info... 0:03
6)    Shadowkings More Info... 0:04
7)    Elusive Cure More Info... 0:03
8)    Yearn for Change More Info... 0:04
9)    Shades of God More Info... 0:04
10)    Hands of Reason More Info... 0:04
11)    I See Your Face More Info... 0:03
12)    Jaded More Info... 0:03
 

Album: Draconian Times
# Song Title   Time
1)    Enchantment More Info... 0:06
2)    Hallowed Land More Info... 0:05
3)    The Last Time More Info... 0:03
4)    Forever Failure More Info... 0:04
5)    Once Solemn More Info... 0:03
6)    Shadowkings More Info... 0:04
7)    Elusive Cure More Info... 0:03
8)    Yearn for Change More Info... 0:04
9)    Shades of God More Info... 0:04
10)    Hands of Reason More Info... 0:04
11)    I See Your Face More Info... 0:03
12)    Jaded More Info... 0:03
 
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Performer Notes
  • Paradise Lost: Nick Holmes (vocals); Gregor Mackintosh, Aaron Aedy (electric & acoustic guitars); Steve Edmondson (bass); Lee Morris (drums, percussion).
  • Additional personnel: Andrew Holdsworth (keyboards).
  • Recorded at Great Linford Manor and Ridge Farm Studios, England from January to March 1995.
  • All songs written by Nick Holmes and Gregor Mackintosh except "Yearn For Change" (Gregor MacKintosh/Nick Holmes/Steve Edmondson/Lee Morris) and "I See Your Face" (Gregor MacKintosh/Nick Holmes/Aaron Aedy).
  • "Forever Failure" includes a sample of Charles Manson's voice from the British television documentary "Charles Manson - The Man Who Killed The Sixties."
  • DRACONIAN TIMES was released in Europe in June 1995, and in the U.S. in January 1996.
  • Paradise Lost's Draconian Times falls between stark, oppressive goth rock and crunching heavy metal. It's a bit more experimental than their earlier efforts, as it displays subtle industrial influences -- there's the occasional barrage of samples -- as well as more keyboards and a chorus, perhaps appropriately dubbed the "Dead Boys Choir." Draconian Times is intentionally unwelcoming music, but those who want to dwell deep inside its twisted corridors will find a few pleasures. Paradise Lost may not be terrific songwriters, but they can create and sustain a mood. ~ Daevid Jehnzen
Professional Reviews
Q (2/96, p.66) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995 - "...Paradise Lost will be at the forefront of any metal revival..."

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.63) - "[T]his slice of melodic, sweeping heavy metal perfection is an essential record."

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.51) - "DRACONIAN TIMES is a Zeitgeist-defining, trend-bucking statement of intent and certainly no sell out."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Combining the aggression and edge of bands such as Metallica, with the dark soundscapes of gothic rock acts such as Sisters Of Mercy, it is, in many ways, the archetypal goth-metal album."
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