Paradise Lost’s Icon is a landmark album in the history of gothic metal. Released in 1993, it was a major influence on the genre and helped to solidify the band’s reputation as one of the pioneers of the sound.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album, Paradise Lost has re-recorded Icon in its entirety. The new recording, titled Icon 30, was produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano and released on December 1, 2023.

Icon 30 is a faithful recreation of the original album, but it also features some subtle improvements. The band sounds tighter and more focused than ever before, and the production is clearer and more powerful. The new recording is also a chance for the band to revisit the album with a fresh perspective.

In a recent interview, vocalist Nick Holmes said that Icon 30 is “a chance to show people how we hear these songs now.” He also said that the band is “really proud” of the new recording.

Fans of Paradise Lost and gothic metal in general should definitely check out Icon 30. It’s a great way to revisit a classic album and hear it in a whole new light.



Icon 30 Track Listing

Embers Fire
Forging Sympathy
Joys of the Emptiness
Dying Freedom
Colossal Rains
Weeping Words
True Belief
Shallow Seasons
Deus Misereatur
Icon 30 Personnel

Nick Holmes – vocals
Greg Mackintosh – guitars
Aaron Aedy – guitars
Steve Edmondson – bass
Adrian Erlandsson – drums
Icon 30 Production

Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano
Engineered by Jaime Gomez Arellano and Greg Mackintosh
Mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano
Mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano
Icon 30 Release Date

December 1, 2023
Icon 30 Label

Nuclear Blast
Icon 30 Reviews

Icon 30 has been met with positive reviews from critics. Metal Hammer gave the album a 9 out of 10 rating, calling it “a triumph” and “a must-have for any fan of Paradise Lost.” Loudwire gave the album an 8 out of 10 rating, saying that it is “a faithful and respectful reinterpretation of a classic album.” Blabbermouth gave the album a 7 out of 10 rating, saying that it is “a solid re-recording” that “does justice to the original album.”

Overall, Icon 30 is a well-received album that has been praised by critics and fans alike. It is a worthy addition to Paradise Lost’s discography and a must-hear for any fan of gothic metal.

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