Retro-Review: ‘Icon’ by Paradise Lost

Joseph R. Price
Ear Busters
5 min readMay 8, 2020

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Paradise Lost’s album Icon is one of the reasons you could say that 1993 is the year that doom metal became a genre of its own.

Why 1993?

Well, aside from Icon, we saw Cathedral release the Ethereal Mirror, diSEMBOWELMENT release Transcendence into the Peripheral and Type O Negative release Bloody Kisses. While doom metal was already established with the likes of St. Vitus…

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Joseph R. Price
Ear Busters

Weirdo who writes futurist-tinged columns about technology and science’s impact on society by night. Unfortunately, 2020 compels me to do politics too.