Symbol of Life

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Symbol of Life
Paradise Lost - Symbol of Life.jpg
Studio album by Paradise Lost
Released 21 October 2002
Recorded June–July 2002
Genre Gothic metal, gothic rock, industrial metal, electronic rock
Length 52:56
Label GUN Records (Europe)
Koch Records (United States)
Producer Rhys Fulber
Paradise Lost chronology
Believe in Nothing
Symbol of Life
Paradise Lost
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Symbol of Life is the ninth studio album recorded by British band Paradise Lost. It marks a departure by the band from their synth-based approach and returning to a much heavier sound, although not abandoning the keyboards altogether. This album was the final release featuring drummer Lee Morris. Two songs which were written and left out for this album are "I Can Hate You" and "Deus" have not been released on any of the reissues of this album, but are on the Digipak version of the single "Erased". The aforementioned single has a Music video. "Isolate" is also another single.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Nick Holmes and Gregor MacKintosh, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Isolate" 3:43
2. "Erased" 3:31
3. "Two Worlds" 3:29
4. "Pray Nightfall" 4:11
5. "Primal" 4:23
6. "Perfect Mask" 3:46
7. "Mystify" 3:49
8. "No Celebration" 3:45
9. "Self-Obsessed" 3:07
10. "Symbol of Life" 3:55
11. "Channel for the Pain" 3:53
12. "Xavier (Dead Can Dance cover, Limited Edition Bonus Track)" 6:04
13. "Smalltown Boy (Bronski Beat cover, Limited Edition Bonus Track)" 5:20


  • Nick Holmes – vocals
  • Gregor Mackintosh – lead guitar
  • Aaron Aedy – rhythm guitar
  • Steve Edmondson – bass guitar
  • Lee Morris – drums, backing vocals



  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Symbol of Life review Retrieved on 2011-07-06.