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Paradise Lost are a heavy metal band formed in 1988 in Halifax, UK. Along with countrymates Anathema and My Dying Bride, they are credited for creating the subgenre known as "doom/death" metal.
Ironically, the band members are almost unknown in their home country, but in mainland Europe they have been extremely popular for many years, especially in Greece and Germany, where they are regarded as mainstream rock stars. Although they have also been partially attributable for pioneering gothic doom, throughout their career the band have also confounded fans and critics alike with their perpetual taste for reinvention and experimentation, a desire to work with producers from other musical genres, and an oft-stated refusal to repeat themselves for fear of stagnation.
For instance, vocalist Nick Holmes used a death grunt-style of singing in the band's early duration (Lost Paradise(1990), Gothic(1991)); Upon the release of Shades Of God (1992) and Draconian Times (1995), he refined his voice to a cleaner tone almost akin to James Hetfield of Metallica; And on One Second (1997), which was distributed by hip hop label Jive Recor...
|years active||1988 – present|
|origin||Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK|
|music genre||Synth rock, heavy metal music|
|current members|| Nick Holmes|