Believe in Nothing

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For Nevermore's single, see Believe in Nothing (song). For the British sitcom, see Believe Nothing.
Believe in Nothing
Studio album by Paradise Lost
Released 29 January 2001
Recorded at Albert Studios, London
16 April–June 2000 at The Strongroom, London
June 2000 at Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire
September 2000
Genre Dark rock, dark metal, alternative metal
Length 46:00
Label EMI Electrola GmbH
Producer John Fryer, Greg Brimson
Paradise Lost chronology
Believe in Nothing
Symbol of Life

Believe in Nothing is the eighth full-length studio album by the British band Paradise Lost, mastered at Skyline Studios, Düsseldorf and mixed at Horus Sound Studios, Hanover between August–September 2000.

Release and Singles[edit]


The release for the album was postponed with the first release date being 18 September 2000,[1] before settling to its current date.[2] The band released commented on the reason for the delay stating:


There is one song that was written called "Leave This Alone", recorded during the album's studio sessions, but it did not end up being on this album nor the reissues. Instead, it was released on the "Fader" single. The song "Mouth" was remixed and ended up on the "Mouth" single. Both singles have music videos.

Style, Reception and Album Artwork[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

It is one of the last albums in the much lighter sound the band has been doing since One Second and that may have been contributed when composer Gregor Mackintosh stated that "doesn't really exist for him", as it was an album in which the band was out of creative control; the album went under strict instructions from the label. Mackintosh has also said that he feels some songs, such as "World Pretending", deserved a better sound and production.[4] There was more negativity of the album when the band's vocalist Nick Holmes was asked by fans of a Q&A session about in general how does the band choose who does the album artwork, Holmes stated "Don’t ask me about the BIN cover, I think we (the band) had our drinks spiked that day!"[5]

In 2007, vocalist, Nick Holmes commented again into to the details of the album stating:

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Am Nothing"   4:01
2. "Mouth"   3:45
3. "Fader"   3:57
4. "Look at Me Now"   3:38
5. "Illumination"   4:31
6. "Something Real"   3:35
7. "Divided"   3:27
8. "Sell It to the World"   3:11
9. "Never Again"   4:38
10. "Control"   3:29
11. "No Reason"   3:14
12. "World Pretending"   4:28
2002 Reissue
No. Title Length
13. "Sway"   3:07
EMI Reissue
No. Title Length
13. "Sway"   3:07
14. "Gone"   4:32
15. "Waiting for God"   3:20
Koch Records Reissue
No. Title Length
13. "Waiting for God"   3:20
14. "Sway"   3:07