Draconian Times

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Draconian Times
Studio album by Paradise Lost
Released June 12, 1995
Recorded Great Linford Manor and Ridge Farm Studios, England, January–March 1995
Genre Gothic metal, doom metal, heavy metal
Length 48:59
Label Music for Nations
Producer Simon Efemey
Paradise Lost chronology
Draconian Times
One Second
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [2]

Draconian Times is the fifth album released by British metal act Paradise Lost. Two tracks from the album, "The Last Time" and "Forever Failure," were released as singles and have music videos. This album was played in its entirety on the band's live album Draconian Times MMXI. The song How Soon Is Now? is also on One Second. This album was released with Shades of God & Icon in a boxed set called Original Album Classics.[3] A song called "Another Desire", was written during this album's recording, but it was not released on this album nor the reissues. Instead, it was only released on the Forever Failure single. This is the only Paradise Lost album where members of the band other than MacKintosh & Holmes have received some writing credits.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Nick Holmes, Gregor MacKintosh except where noted

No. Title Length
1. "Enchantment"   6:04
2. "Hallowed Land"   5:02
3. "The Last Time"   3:27
4. "Forever Failure"   4:18
5. "Once Solemn"   3:03
6. "Shadowkings"   4:41
7. "Elusive Cure"   3:21
8. "Yearn for Change (Steve Edmonson, Holmes, MacKintosh, Lee Morris)"   4:19
9. "Shades of God"   3:54
10. "Hands of Reason"   3:58
11. "I See Your Face (Aaron Aedy, Holmes, MacKintosh)"   3:17
12. "Jaded"   3:26
Total length:
  • **Live in Germany, 1995


  • Nick Holmes – vocals
  • Gregor Mackintosh – lead guitar
  • Aaron Aedy – rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • Steve Edmonson – bass guitar
  • Lee Morris – drums
  • Recorded at Great Linford Manor and Ridge Farm Studios, England, January 1995.
  • Produced by Simon Efemey for Zomba Management Ltd.
  • Engineered by Pete "Pee Wee" Coleman.
  • Assisted by Andy Griffin, Phil Wood and Phil Luff.
  • Mixed by Simon Efemey and Pete "Pee Wee" Coleman.
  • Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at Townhouse Studios, London.
  • All Keyboards by Andrew Holdsworth.
  • Choral Arrangements by the Guildford Dead Boys Choir.
  • All illustrations and photography by Holly Warburton.
  • Design and Layout by Stylorouge.
  • Spoken Dialogue on Forever Failure taken from "Charles Manson - The Man who killed the Sixties" produced by Box Productions for Channel Four Television Corporation.


  1. ^ Jehnzen, Daevid. Draconian Times review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2010-12-11.
  2. ^ Jorn van Schaïk . Draconian Times sputnikmusic.com. June 11th, 2007. Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
  3. ^ http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Paradise_Lost/Original_Album_Classics/353139
  4. ^ "Draconian Times" Japan release - Discogs.com