Paradox – Pangea

‘Product of Imagination’ is still an album that puts a smile on my face every time I hear it. That album was released almost 30 years ago and the only member left from that line up is Charly Steinhauer (vocals, lead & rythm guitar). Instead of focusing on devestating thrash the old German way, Paradox uses a lot more melody in their songs. Early eighties Bay Area thrash combined with the melody of U.S. metal.

The lot of the songs are rather fast, but there are also some mid-tempo tracks. One of the slower tracks, “Cheat & Pretend” is in my eyes the weakest on the album, it does not have something that keeps me focused. Then I do  like “Vale Of Tears” a lot more, the build up of  this song  reminds me of Metal Church a lot. The other eight tracks are all fine first rate songs that show the class of this band. The recognizable sound of Charly is perhaps something you like or not, I like his voice.

With almost an hour of music, this album is sure worth the money. The songs are perhaps a little longer than the general thrash track, but they have enough variety and are interesting enough not to get boring.

Again a veteran thrash band that knows how to deliver!


01. Apophis
02. Raptor
03. The Raging Planet
04. Ballot Or Bullet
05. Manhunt
06. Cheat & Pretend
07. Pangea
08. Vale Of Tears
09. Alien Godz
10. El Muerte


Playing time: 59:00

Release date: 3 June 2016

Label: AFM Records



Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 383 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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