Shades of God

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Shades of God
Studio album by Paradise Lost
Released July 14, 1992
Recorded Longhome Studios, Northants. March - April 1992
Genre Death/doom, gothic metal
Length 54:49
Label Music For Nations, Metal Blade
Producer Simon Efemey
Paradise Lost chronology
Shades of God
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Shades of God is the third album by Paradise Lost. It features the use of growling noticeable in the band's previous efforts although shows the beginning of the transition to more 'clean' vocals seen on the album 'Icon'.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Nick Holmes and Greg Mackintosh.

  1. "Mortals Watch the Day" – 5:12
  2. "Crying for Eternity" – 7:05
  3. "Embraced" – 4:29
  4. "Daylight Torn" – 7:54
  5. "Pity the Sadness" – 5:05
  6. "No Forgiveness" – 7:37
  7. "Your Hand in Mine" – 7:08
  8. "The Word Made Flesh" – 4:41
  9. "As I Die" – 3:49
Japanese bonus tracks
  1. "Rape of Virtue" – 4:48
  2. "Death Walks Behind You" – 6:30 (Cover of an Atomic Rooster song)
  3. "Eternal" (live) – 4:29


Produced, engineered and mixed by Simon Efemey.

Guest keyboards by Robert John Godfrey. Additional Female Vocals by Sarah Marrion.

Design and Illustration by Dave McKean. Band Photography by George Chin.


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Shades of God review