The Plague Within

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The Plague Within
Paradise Lost - The Plague Within.jpg
Studio album by Paradise Lost
Released 1 June 2015[1]
Recorded at Orgone Studios in London
Genre
Length 50:27
Label Century Media
Producer Jaime Gomez Arellano
Paradise Lost chronology
Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)
(2013)Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)2013
The Plague Within
(2015)
Medusa
(2017)Medusa2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4.5/5 stars[2]
Metal Hammer(4.3/5)[3]
Metal Storm(4.3/5)[4]
Revolver4/5 stars[5]
sputnikmusic(3.8/5)[6]
The Quietuspositive[7]

The Plague Within is the 14th studio album by the British gothic metal band Paradise Lost. The album was released on 1 June 2015 in Europe and 2 June 2015 in North America via Century Media Records.[8][9] This album shows the band returning to their death-doom roots, mixed with elements of the gothic metal sound they are most known for.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Nick Holmes; all music composed by Greg Mackintosh.

No.TitleLength
1."No Hope in Sight"4:54
2."Terminal"4:28
3."An Eternity of Lies"5:58
4."Punishment Through Time"5:13
5."Beneath Broken Earth"6:09
6."Sacrifice the Flame"4:42
7."Victim of the Past"4:29
8."Flesh from Bone"4:19
9."Cry Out"4:31
10."Return to the Sun"5:44

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 21
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 39
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[14] 28
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 53
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 4
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 7
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[18] 209
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[19] 24
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[20] 50
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[21] 49
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 21
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 51
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[24] 23
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[25] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paradise Lost's Plague is 'marmite album' - Metal Hammer". Metalhammer.teamrock.com. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  2. ^ http://heavymetal.about.com/od/paradiselost/fl/Paradise-Lost-The-Plague-Within-Review.htm
  3. ^ http://www.revolvermag.com/news/review-paradise-lost-the-plague-within.html
  4. ^ http://www.metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=13673
  5. ^ http://www.revolvermag.com/news/review-paradise-lost-the-plague-within.html
  6. ^ https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/67323/Paradise-Lost-The-Plague-Within/
  7. ^ http://thequietus.com/articles/17904-paradise-lost-the-plague-within-review
  8. ^ "Paradise Lost: announce new album title and release date!". Centurymedia.com. 2015-01-26. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  9. ^ "Paradise Lost Reveal Cover Art For New Album "The Plague Within" | Theprp.com – Metal And Hardcore News Plus Reviews And More". Theprp.com. 2014-08-27. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  10. ^ "Century Media Records - Paradise Lost: : present cover artwork for new album "The Plague Within"". Centurymedia.com. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Paradise Lost – The Plague Within" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Paradise Lost – The Plague Within" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Paradise Lost – The Plague Within" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Paradise Lost – The Plague Within" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Paradise Lost – The Plague Within". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Paradise Lost: The Plague Within" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Paradise Lost – The Plague Within". oricn ME inc. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  19. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Paradise Lost – The Plague Within". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  20. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Paradise Lost – The Plague Within". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Paradise Lost – The Plague Within". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Paradise Lost – The Plague Within". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  23. ^ "Paradise Lost | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  24. ^ "Paradise Lost Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Paradise Lost Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 September 2017.