Review Summary: A raw black metal album that delivers on all aspects.
This is Paragon Impure's first and only full-length, since the band is now defunct. The core of the sound is raw black metal. However, "To Gaius!" achieves an interesting sound with the same tools other bands fail to impress. I have seen many people refer to the riffs found herein as hypnotic but this is far from the truth. The album manages to sound aggressive and dynamic, seemingly always pushing forward. If one was to project the sound of this album in space, to appear as a movement, it would fall somewhere between a descend into a dark tunnel or the process of tearing down one brick wall after another. It does blatantly nothing to explore new territory in the black metal genre and yet it keeps the attention of any listener who is willing to dwell into it's simple but practical compositions (something that can also be attributed to it's relatively short length, clocking in at a little less than 30 minutes).