Lost in Paradise

1. Northstar
2. Speak to the Deaf
3. No. 1-0-7
4. Judgement Day
5. Lost in Paradise
6. Listen Up
7. Sealed Off
8. Drown
9. World of Pain
10. Mr. Hyde
11. Faceless World

Christian Döring – Vocals
Jeremy Vollmert – Guitar
Jan Ackerschott – Guitar
Sascha Drendel – Bass
Kevin Ax – Keys
Nikolas "Uli" Hoffmann – Drums, Backing Vocals

Path of Salvation (2017)



Released 2019-07-19
Reviewed 2019-08-08


fastball music

Lost in Paradise is what Mirrorplain happens to be when they are giving us their second album, an album with a pretty unattractive cover but the Matrix-inspired label on the disk is pretty cool. And it was amusing to read that the temple idiots who usually claims that almost every album released is a timeless classic or close to being one hated the album in their review that was complete nonsense. This album is good, as was the debut album that was released a few years ago. The press material is claiming that the songs up the band’s game in every aspect.

The music can be described as alternative rock or perhaps metal, sort of sprung from the grunge style and then evolved into something else. They don’t stand out but they have a fairly fresh sound and the vocalist is good with a rough yet quite fine tuned voice – he has a fairly charismatic voice as well, he carries the songs well I think. And the production is good, the album is varied but I would say that it lacks a bit of depth and dynamics so it could be seen as a little bit flat but after playing through the album a few times one tends to think less about that. The playing time is quite sensible.

Lost in Paradise is a really strong album with strong tracks, they could have skipped the final track as it would have been better to end with Mr. Hyde and the album could have been shorter. And it could have been a bit more dynamic but with tracks like Northstar, Sealed Off and Mr. Hyde it doesn’t matter so much that it might lack a bit of depth or dynamics. This album is a step up compared with the debut, they do their thing with more confidence and sounds more sure of themselves, more asserted, it is a logical continuation for this band and a stronger album than the debut.

You should have closer look at this album, not at the cover because it isn’t brilliant – the Matrix-inspired disk is great but if you don’t really care about that you can always listen to the music because it is really good. Lost in Paradise comes recommended by our reviewer and I think it is an album that most of you will enjoy, only a moron without taste can really dislike an album that is as good as this one.





Label: Fastball Music
Three similar bands: Skylight/Fremdkoerper/Trunkenbolde
Rating: HHHH
HHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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