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Most Underappreciated Paradise Lost Album?

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    Posted: 29 Aug 2023 at 2:26pm
Part of a series of polls I am running: based on actual data, for acts with at least a dozen studio albums. Which of the five lowest rated (data from RYM, since they have a greater rating base) do you find underappreciated, if any?

Albums are listed from the lowest rated up (RYM rating in brackets).

For Paradise Lost - a rare case for a band with this many studio albums not to have any sub-3.0's on RYM - I'd actually say that all of this are fairly rated, although maybe you feel different, so I'm not letting my view stop me from including a poll on them. If Medusa were in the bottom five I would have gone for that but it just misses it. 
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Lost Paradise. OK, an unimaginative title, but one of the first to incorporate doom and death metal. It's underdeveloped and immature, but it still has an unsubtle charm.

Funny story I picked up from the Talking Bollocks podcast (hosted by H from Acid Reign): Paradise Lost's first live gig was second support for Acid Reign. They had so few songs at the time they played one of them twice in a half hour set, and no one thought they would ever amout to anything!
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Host, for me. Yes it's a bit "poppier" compared to all their other stuff but I don't think that detracts from the quality. I like it quite a bit.
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Host is probably the most underrated of their albums, because it´s so different from the rest. I´ve turned quite a few non metal loving Depeche Mode fans on to Paradise Lost by playing them that particular album.

But I´ll probably have to go with Symbol of Life, which is rarely mentioned but to my ears is probably their strongest album from their "weak" middle phase.
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