The SubDivision - "Pensieri Morbidi" - (6:21) 139 BPM
Review: Five years fly by, but make no mistake: it's a long time in the label game. Especially a game as crowded and competitive as dubstep. Paradise Lost's success can be attributed to their constant hunt for brand new talent and an ever-developing remit that embraces melody, emotion and organic elements. If you've missed out on any of their half-decade highlights, here's a great place to catch up. Highlights include the blissed out shimmers of Vesicle's "We Are Lost", Rrkk's LFO-style angular amen ruck-out "Treish" and the somnambulant sub sludge on Dubtek & The SubDivision's oppressive stomper "Mecca". Here's to another five years.
Review: What a cool way to celebrate half a decade of dark dance dynamics. Not just a cool reminder of Paradise Lost's contribution and dedication to the scene, but a subtle way of showing that their b-sides are just as important, timeless and essential as their A-sides. Highlights can be found in every direction across the 26 tracks but here are a few for starters: the demonic guitar chugs on "Titanium" (which actually sound like they could be from the metal band Paradise Lost!), the thick dream-weaving atmospheres and trippiness of "Elephant Walk", the jugular-slicing riff of "Cuttin" and the loopy vocal insanity of "Guardian"... we could go on all day here. Dig deep and you'll find many more highlights. Here's to another five years!