Paradise Inc.
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 21 October, 2011
Playing time: 53:40

This is a Brazilian/German Melodic/Hard rock band that plays in the same rock genre as Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and Firehouse. The members are 4/5 from the land of lambada and this album is not infected with any latin music illness. The guest musicians on 'Time' are Doogie White, vocals (Rainbow, Tank, Yngwie Malmsteen, Cornerstone) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Eden's Curse, Lionville) on keyboards. Vocalist is the German rock shouter Carsten Schultz who pulls this album out in the light with his powerful and positive variation in the songs.


I'm not impressed with the production of 'Time', it's not a disaster, but I miss some of the tightness and energy this kind of music deserves.


Btw it's clean and well structured melodies straight through the album and De Grigo and Marcos Peres contributes with awesome guitar riffs occasionally. There is not a fast or an easy way to take from being a cover band to a band with an own sound and style. Paradise Inc is on the right track, but need to find a little more boost and energy to impress me. They are very balanced on several of the songs and the choruses are strong. Carsten does a great job, but it's too feeble and tame.


I still find many of the tracks holding a high standard so I feel strongly that I must give 'Time' the approved stamp on the grading scale.


I hope to hear more from these guys in the future.


Best tracks are: "Time", "Close Your Eyes", "Wait and See" and "Not In Paradise".


01. Time (Live and Learn)
. Close Your Eyes
. Who's Folling Who
. I Will Wait
. Wait and See
. No More Mistakes
. You
. Set Me Free
. Steel or Stone
. Not In Paradise (feat:Doogie White)
. Steel or Stone (Acoustic version)
Label: Avenue Of Allies
Distribution: H'Art
Promotion: GerMusica Promotion
Artwork rating: 93/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 20 October, 2011