Paradise Lost’s fifth and most critically acclaimed record provides a mix of stark, oppressive gothic rock with crunching British heavy metal. Commercially, Draconian Times easily outstrips anything the band had done before, achieving their highest, and first, charting album in Britain, reaching number 16.
Also regarded as their best work amongst fans, this special anniversary edition sees the long-awaited, and first vinyl pressing since original release in 1995. The CD also sees the band open their vaults and provide a version that comes with an extra disc of bonus and rare, unreleased material from the Draconian Times era.
The 25th Anniversary edition features the re-mastered mix of 2011’s Legacy CD & Digital release. It also comes furnished with new liner notes from journalist and long standing fan Nick Ruskell, a never seen before deep dive into the record’s lyrics and themes from vocalist Nick Holmes, and memories from the band.
Deluxe versions also come with fan submitted content from the time of the record, and names of fans involved included in the credit section.
2) Hallowed Land
3) The Last Time
4) Forever Failure
5) Once Solemn
7) Elusive Cure
8) Yearn For Change
9) Shades Of God
10) Hands Of Reason
11) I See Your Face
1) Shadowkings (BBC Live Session)
2) Sweetness (BBC Live Session)
3) Once Solemn (BBC Live Session)
4) Yearn For Change (BBC Live Session)
5) The Last Time (Demo)
6) Forever Failure (Demo)
7) Shadowkings (Demo)
8) I See Your Face (Demo)
9) Hallowed Land (Demo)
10) Hand of Reason (Demo)
11) Last Desire (Demo)
12) Masters of Misrule (Demo)
13) Walk Away (Sisters of Mercy Cover)