BELIEVE IN NOTHING
ALBUM EMI RELEASE: FEBRUARY 26, 2001 REVIEW: FEBRUARY 17,
Paradise Lost have returned. And they have also returned to a harder, more
guitar-driven style. The last two albums have been an excursion into the
synthetic world of music, and now they take the lessons learned there and
incorporate them with their old sound. To further drive the point home, the
chosen producer is John Fryer, who has worked with Nine Inch Nails, amongst
The result is a very well produced and technically proficient album, but it
still seems like you have heard it all before. Nor the song writing, neither Nick Holmes singing, has
changed much. This can be seen as a good
quality though, as you can instantly recognise Paradise Lost.
There are moments of grandeur of course, such as the opening track “I am
Nothing” and “Fader”, but this doesn’t really help an otherwise mediocre
This record might win back some fans that deserted the band by
the time of “One Second”, but I don’t think it will win them new ones.