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3 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

You said they only make a good album once every 10 years "now", but not when "now" started. It seemed like it was starting with Draconian Times, as though everything before it fit the same exemption as after it. Now that it's been clarified, it makes sense, but it does seem like an ambiguous way to state it.

I´m not a native english speaker, so it adds a bit of a challenge in getting the point across i suppose. At least Requiem understood me the first time. :D 

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2 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I should take some lessons from him.
 

I have a close psychic affinity with the Finnish people.  

 

1 hour ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I see an Eiffel Tower in some lucky Australian lady's future!

 

I don't even want to know what this is an allusion to... 

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53 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Are you familiar with finger cuffs?

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Now we’re getting more Steel Panther than Paradise Lost. 

Speaking of getting naked for metal, I was listening to the ‘Paradise Lost’ album in the shower today and it was awesome. 

Nick Holmes’ voice seems right when you’re in the nude.

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Now we’re getting more Steel Panther than Paradise Lost. 
Speaking of getting naked for metal, I was listening to the ‘Paradise Lost’ album in the shower today and it was awesome. 
Nick Holmes’ voice seems right when you’re in the nude.
I'm naked now, and The Painless just popped into my head. Yes, this is a good combo.

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55 minutes ago, True Belief said:

 


As long as you’re not thinking of their cover of ‘Small Town Boy’ you’re doin’ ok.

 

Of course there's a Paradise Lost song based on your staying power in the bedroom: 'One Second'. 

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I'm seeing Paradise Lost tonight, which will make the third time I will have seen them. Rest assured I will be providing a detailed account of the evening. 

I've also been listening to 'Medusa' quite a bit, and I'm actually coming around to it. The title track in particular is really good. I still don't love the album, but it's definitely growing a little bit. I still stand by my view of its many flaws, however. 

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I'm seeing Paradise Lost tonight, which will make the third time I will have seen them. Rest assured I will be providing a detailed account of the evening. 
I've also been listening to 'Medusa' quite a bit, and I'm actually coming around to it. The title track in particular is really good. I still don't love the album, but it's definitely growing a little bit. I still stand by my view of its many flaws, however. 
Hope they put on a good show. My friend's that have seen them were disappointed, but I would still like to watch them play if I got the chance. The only Peaceville 3 band I've seen is MDB, and they were stunning. In their current states, I doubt Anathema or Paradise Lost could match them, but I would be happy to be proven wrong.

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53 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Hope they put on a good show. My friend's that have seen them were disappointed, but I would still like to watch them play if I got the chance. The only Peaceville 3 band I've seen is MDB, and they were stunning. In their current states, I doubt Anathema or Paradise Lost could match them, but I would be happy to be proven wrong.

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Anathema toured and this year and I didn't even bother seeing them. I'll stick with my great memories of them when I saw them 3 times (count em) in 2008! I'm looking forward to PL this time. I can't really remember them. 

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Finally getting around to commenting on the show the other day. I have to say that overall it was a bit hit and miss but generally it was good. 

It was generally a lot of fun. The setlist was excellent, with some of my personal favourites like 'Enchantment', 'Embers Fire' and of course 'Beneath Broken Earth' getting an airing. The sound was really good and they didn't overdo the keyboards on the backing tracks which was nice. It's a cool venue to watch bands, quite small, and the general vibe was really good. There were no great omissions from the set. 

The downsides include a bizarre lack of stage show. I know with a band like Paradise Lost you can't expect a Wintersun or Insomnium level of visual entertainment, but even so, they didn't even have a backdrop or anything. It was literally the band up on a black stage with the meagre lighting that comes standard with the venue and is, frankly, pretty shite. I really would have liked to have seen a bit more that made it an interesting spectacle. Greg and Aaron were generally pretty into it, with Greg's mohawk haircut being described by True Belief as a "midlife crisis'. Nick Holmes is one weird frontman, too. He's played a million shows in the 30 years of the band but he has to be the least engaging and enthusiastic singer I've ever seen. He sang well and his voice was great, but his banter and presence is just terrible. There's no other way to describe it. 

Overall, it was a cool show and I really enjoyed it. It just wasn't very entertaining due to the minimalist approach to a 'show'. 

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Finally getting around to commenting on the show the other day. I have to say that overall it was a bit hit and miss but generally it was good. 
It was generally a lot of fun. The setlist was excellent, with some of my personal favourites like 'Enchantment', 'Embers Fire' and of course 'Beneath Broken Earth' getting an airing. The sound was really good and they didn't overdo the keyboards on the backing tracks which was nice. It's a cool venue to watch bands, quite small, and the general vibe was really good. There were no great omissions from the set. 
The downsides include a bizarre lack of stage show. I know with a band like Paradise Lost you can't expect a Wintersun or Insomnium level of visual entertainment, but even so, they didn't even have a backdrop or anything. It was literally the band up on a black stage with the meagre lighting that comes standard with the venue and is, frankly, pretty shite. I really would have liked to have seen a bit more that made it an interesting spectacle. Greg and Aaron were generally pretty into it, with Greg's mohawk haircut being described by True Belief as a "midlife crisis'. Nick Holmes is one weird frontman, too. He's played a million shows in the 30 years of the band but he has to be the least engaging and enthusiastic singer I've ever seen. He sang well and his voice was great, but his banter and presence is just terrible. There's no other way to describe it. 
Overall, it was a cool show and I really enjoyed it. It just wasn't very entertaining due to the minimalist approach to a 'show'. 
I've never seen them, but have always heard this complaint about their live presence.

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On 12/30/2017 at 2:31 PM, ChainsawAkimbo said:

My ex really loved the "no bullshit just music" sort of approach few years back.. she was very impressed. :D 

Ha, no bullshit approach.

I understand what you're saying, but when you're watching a 90 minute set of a band standing up on a stage, with the lighting rig of an elementary school flashing its 7 or 8 lights, and the band doing nothing but rattling through their well-worn tunes, it just isn't that interesting in the end. I don't mind a little bullshit when I've paid $70 to see one of my all time favourite bands. If they can't deliver any bullshit, then at least maybe a decent light show or a simple back-drop. Where were the backdrops???!!

And with Nick's short hair and 'normal' clothes he really looks more like a venue employee than a grand man of gothic metal and doom. At first I didn't think security were going to let him on stage! Then he does his 'Mister Men' style stage banter. "Er, hello. Um, we're Paradise Lost. We're not lost though. Um. Ok, here's a song. I hope you don't mind." (I made this dialogue up but this is the type of shit he mumbles throughout). 

Everything else was cool though and I would definitely go again. 

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