This is one of my Top 10 bands – and they don’t disappoint me!!
I have been looking forward to this release for quite some time now. After
seeing the band doing great live on Headbangers Open Air this summer, after last
years last minute canceling, this album was very expected. Bandleader
Charly Steinhauer promised the
fans a heavier and faster album than it’s predecessor Electrify, and I guess we
10 tracks that hammers away without losing the melody, and rhythmic really with
balls. Listen to a track like Rise In Rank, controlled and precise, bull still
rockin’ along, with an underlying faster pace – this is thrash at it’s best!
The reason I call this PowerThrash is, that Paradox, together with some few
other bands like Brainstorm, has a special sound and energy to their approach to
the Thrash genre: pumped, controlled and energetic, generally keeping an
accurately “swinging rhythm” (considering it’s a thrashband), but also paces
forward at “full throttle ahead”.
Paradox has this special kind of energy, that calls out the need to play some
air-guitar – try turning it up at your stereo, and see if I’m right or not – if
you can resist the need to rock along, you’re either deaf and numb (and I do
mean numb) or too f****n’ old.
…and a cool cover…
Paradox still belong in my personal Top10 of all times after this album –
consolidating their position – this is awesome!!!