Paradise Lost (Cirith Ungol album)

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Paradise Lost
ParadiseLost.jpg
Cover art by Michael Whelan
Studio album by Cirith Ungol
Released 1991
Recorded Gold Mine Studios, Ventura, California
Genre Heavy metal, doom metal
Length 47:28
Label Restless
Producer Ron Goudie
Cirith Ungol chronology
One Foot in Hell
(1986)
Paradise Lost
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Metal Reviews 82/100[2]
Rough Edge 3/4 stars [3]

Paradise Lost is the final Cirith Ungol LP. It was released in 1991 on Restless Records and re-released as a bootleg several times. The band broke up in 1992 over unresolved issues with their new record label. It was finally officially re-released in 2007/8 on Noble Rot.

According to band member Robert Garven:

Restless Records did nothing for the band in the way of promotion or touring. They had me contact Roadrunner Records in Europe (who released our first 2 records) to try to convince them to release Paradise Lost in Europe. The owner, I think was named Cess Wessels or something, refused to release it saying that it was outdated. It is funny as it is the CD that everyone wants and it is still unavailable! I have tried on several occasions to get PL re-released but with no luck. Several companies were very interested in re-releasing it, however Restless Records would never return their phone calls or e-mail.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Cirith Ungol, except where indicated

  1. "Join the Legion" - 4:32
  2. "The Troll" (Joe Malatesta) - 3:50
  3. "Fire" (Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Mike Finesilver, Peter Ker) - 3:01 (Arthur Brown cover)
  4. "Heaven Help Us" (Robert L. Warrenburg) - 6:24
  5. "Before the Lash" - 4:39
  6. "Go It Alone" - 4:22
  7. "Chaos Rising" - 8:42
  8. "Fallen Idols" - 6:45
  9. "Paradise Lost" - 6:13

Personnel[edit]

Band members
  • Tim Baker - vocals
  • Jim Barraza - guitars
  • Vernon Green - bass
  • Robert Garven - drums, percussion
Additional musicians
  • Joe Malatesta - guitars
  • Robert L. Warrenburg - bass

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Cirith Ungol Paradise Lost review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  2. ^ Thomas. "CIRITH UNGOL - Paradise Lost". Metal Reviews. Metal Reviews. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  3. ^ Bolton, R. Scott. ""Paradise Lost" (Restless; 1991)". Rough Edge. R. Scott Bolton. Retrieved 2013-09-28.