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  • Breakthrough Hit: Draconian Times was released to universal acclaim with the album notably shedding away the Doom Metal influences from Icon and being a fully-fledged Gothic Metal album. It is also Paradise Lost's most commercially successful release having sold over one million copies worldwide. Because of this, Draconian Times is retrospectively considered to be the band's most celebrated album notably being on par with Bloody Kisses for the title of the greatest Gothic Metal album of all time.
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  • Old Shame: Greg Mackintosh said that Believe in Nothing "doesn't really exist for him". Having no creative control has something to do with this.
  • Trope Namers: The term "gothic metal" comes from Paradise Lost's Gothic album.
  • Troubled Production: Believe in Nothing was a mess for the band before release; From being postponed for six months (which they said was to avoid competition, but rumors say was due to recording issues), to having their label at the time take control over the production, to even contempt for the album art, which Holmes said "I think our drinks were spiked when we chose that". Not to mention that the members were heavily on prescribed drugs during the process and going through personal demons, which led to a release that the band's ultimately been trying to forget since. Thankfully in 2018, the band got to release a newly mixed version that was more to their liking.
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