Review Summary: A power/thrash metal band with much to offer, despite a few rough spots
5 of 5 thought this review was well written
Paradox, a veteran metal band hailing from Germany, fuses both thrash and power metal together, taking both the fist pumping energy and brutal aggression from the genres and putting it all into one cohesive album. There are several things to like about Paradox, whether it is the bands knack for creative and melodic guitar work, the technical drum patterns, or the band’s charismatic attitude itself. Riffs and solos are executed with exemplary talent and precision, and the album manages to strike a fine balance between melody and overall heaviness. Still, the album wilts in a couple places, namely the vocals. While certainly adequate, they may sound rather bland and average. Still they manage to hold your attention and aren't necessarily dreadful. The band also fails to expand on the their past efforts, with Paradox seemingly finding their comfort zone with their thrash/power metal style. The band basically clings to their roots here, playing their old brand of power thrash with little variation from it, so don't expect a whole lot of variety here. Still, this stands as one of the finer examples of genre-bending metal, as Paradox is effective in delivering high-intensity metal. This bands shares a lot in common with acts such as Firewind, Rage, and Iced Earth. Fans of either genre will find lots to be exited about here, and this may be a keeper.