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1. Embers Fire
2. Remembrance
3. Forging Sympathy
4. Joys of the Emptiness
5. Dying Freedom
6. Widow
7. Colossal Rains
8. Weeping Words
9. Poison
10. True Belief
11. Shallow Seasons
12. Christendom
13. Deus Misereatur

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  • Audio CD (September 9, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
  • ASIN: B000FGGESG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,853 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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After celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2008 with the release of their much praised live DVD/2CD “The Anatomy Of Melancholy”, as well as exclusive live shows surrounding this event with Anathema and My Dying Bride, PARADISE LOST now return with the highly anticipated follow-up to 2007’s “In Requiem”: the brand new studio album “Faith Divides Us – ... Read more in Amazon's Paradise Lost Store

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Customer Reviews

One of the best metal albums ever.
Prolliance Inc.
For a mainstream rock fan, I'd recommend their 'Draconian Times' album to get a taste of their style, but ultimately, this is the album you need.
Andy Gill
Paradise Lost is one of the most underrated Metal bands of all time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James F. Colobus on September 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you were to look up "doom metal" in the Headbangers' Illustrated Dictionary, you might just see a picture of Icon. Slower and heavier than the masterpiece that followed it (Draconian Times), Icon is a powerful album that takes several listens before you really begin to appreciate it. But once you've digested its subtleties, you'll find yourself returning to it again and again for years to come.
Listening to Paradise Lost is all about letting the euphoric melancholia that only they can create take over your senses. And nowhere is this melancholia more in effect than on Icon. Just seconds into the gorgeous orchestral synth introduction to the first track, "Embers Fire", you'll sense that feeling creeping over you - you're pleasantly depressed. Don't worry, you'll snap out of it in, oh, about 50 minutes. Your only job is to enjoy it while it lasts.
The songs flow seamlessly one into the next with the highlights being "Embers Fire", "Dying Freedom", "Widow", "Poison", and "True Belief". "Christendom" incorporates female vocals to fine effect. As in most middle-era Paradise Lost, there are some great melodic guitar solos on Icon. By album's end, you're drained but ready to resume normal life again.
If you are into Paradise Lost at all, you need to have this album. If you are new to Paradise Lost and curious to try them out, I recommend you start out with the more accessible classics, Draconian Times and One Second, then work your way back to Icon. Icon is an album for true Paradise Lost aficionados.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Herthneck on November 1, 2000
Format: Audio CD
When I got ICON in 1994 from Vanessa Warwick at Headbanger's Ball Festival, Germany, and later listened to it, I could not really find an entrance to this gigantic artwork of Paradise Lost instantly or at once. In the beginning of my personal "Icon-Experience", to my mind it sounded strange, unconventionally, uneasy to listen to and even more problematic to understand it's meaning and message - talking about both: the lyrics and the sound. But what goes for all great or major artwork - that the later by us most appreciated things, do not please us normally "at first sight" - also applies to Paradise Lost's ICON album: access to its very own idea, to its specific point of worldview, we might say, and to its "sense" can only be gained by opening oneself to it totally, by letting the music flow into our mind and soul, filling us totally, until we - eventually - become the music ourselves. This happened in my mind, and then I understood, then I have seen, and the words - both: the lyrical and the musical - became meaning to me, shaping, rendering and changing the emotional aspects of my spirit, and rewarding with a new, a different view of what (according to my own reality) is. In accordance to this, the Icon-experience can even be a "religious", or better: a mystical, metaphysic experience to the one who listens carefully with his whole existence to this magnificent tunes, that swallow everything; it may also set free new horizons - like leaving one shore (which is the one of our average experience) and reaching another one (different, maybe "higher" in a way): the expansion and enlargement of our awareness and consciousness. What can there be else to say about? Well, it's the first and only CD that I'd take on this "lonely island" - if I would have only one choice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andy Gill on July 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
There is a common feeling among PL fans that their fourth outing was by far their best, setting them apart from all the other bands with their uniquely gothic-metal sound. With the introduction of the prevalent wah-pedal to McIntosh's lead, the extra crunchiness of Aedy's rhythm guitar, and the less-gruff/more experimental aspect of Holmes' vocals, the band perfected their dalliance with death-metal and gothic, blending the two into a style which both rocks and holds an almost tangible atmosphere throughout. At once dark and foreboding, moody and stirring, every song shines and every song moves. Lyrically, musically, emotional and spiritually, you won't ever find an album like this one.
'Icon' opens with 'Ember's Fire', the song which defined gothic-metal the moment it was first released, a driving intro and empowered verses breaking into a unique and skilled guitar solo voted the greatest guitar solo of all time in several magazine polls. Followed by 'Remembrance', another power-rock number with an angry solo, they combine to hammer home from the start the angle from which PL strikes. 'Forging Sympathy' and 'Joys of the Emptiness' are slower, gloomier songs, their structures original and unpredictable. These two songs, like all on this album, have lyrics which leave you in doubt as to what exactly is the chorus, what is the bridge, what is the verse; it is all equally catchy, and this melding of musical and vocal hooks are what makes the album so special. 'Dying Freedom' and 'Widow' take the speed up a level, pounding rhythm and dancing lead guitars making them strikingly sombre yet surprisingly uplifting.
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