PARADOX
Thrash Metal • Germany

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
PARADOX picture
Paradox are a German thrash metal band who were formed in 1986 and originally active until 1991, producing two albums in that time. These early works also drew heavily on speed metal.

They reformed in 1998 and have since gone on to produce several more albums, starting with Collision Course (2000). Around this time Paradox also starting drawing on power metal influences.

Their most recent release is Tales of the Weird (2012), which saw them incorporating significant amounts of power metal into their thrash metal sound, having dabbled in elements of the genre over their last few releases.

Paradox has never had a stable line-up but has revolved around vocalist/guitarist Charly Steinhauer since their inception. Other notable members have included the brothers Oliver and Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody of Fire) and Christian Muenzner (Obscura).

- Biography by adg211288 (January 2014).
Thanks to Time Signature for the addition and UMUR, adg211288 for the updates

PARADOX MP3, Free Download/Stream

No PARADOX MP3s available for streaming.

PARADOX Online Videos

See all PARADOX videos

Buy PARADOX music

Amazon (logo)
Tales Of The WeirdTales Of The Weird
AFM Records 2013
Audio CD$10.33
$8.49 (used)
Demo Collection 1986-1987Demo Collection 1986-1987
Import
Imports 2014
Audio CD$12.15
$21.91 (used)
PangeaPangea
AFM Records 2016
Audio CD$10.17
$10.95 (used)
ElectrifyElectrify
Import
Afm Records Germany 2008
Audio CD$6.76
$5.00 (used)
Reel Life and BeyondReel Life and Beyond
CD Baby 2016
Audio CD$9.99
Riot SquadRiot Squad
Import
AFM Records 2010
Audio CD$7.15
$24.28 (used)
Collision CourseCollision Course
Import
Afm Records Germany 2002
Audio CD$43.98
$21.20 (used)
HeresyHeresy
Roadrunner
Audio CD$98.98
$80.21 (used)
Product of ImaginationProduct of Imagination
Massacre Germany 2007
Audio CD$199.98
$99.99 (used)
Showing 9 items | Cache expiring in 48h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Paradox - Paradox (Jazz , France, CD, 2006) Rare Paradox - Paradox (Jazz , France, CD, 2006) Rare USD $18.90 Buy It Now 3h
PARADOX JAILBREAK  RONIN RECORDS. 12 PARADOX JAILBREAK RONIN RECORDS. 12"VINYL USD $18.72 Buy It Now 3h
JUSTICE LEAGUE - THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX 2013-DVD JUSTICE LEAGUE - THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX 2013-DVD USD $1.35 (2 bids)
5h
FREESTYLE/HOUSE 12 FREESTYLE/HOUSE 12" DJ OJI-"THE PARADOX EP" EX/SHRINK USD $6.99 Buy It Now 9h
STRUNG OUT-AN AMERICAN PARADOX 13 TRACK LP (USA PRESS) SEALED STRUNG OUT-AN AMERICAN PARADOX 13 TRACK LP (USA PRESS) SEALED USD $23.72 Buy It Now 12h
Paradox (W.Schmid, B.Cobham, B.Bickford) The First Second Brand New, Sealed, OBI Paradox (W.Schmid, B.Cobham, B.Bickford) The First Second Brand New, Sealed, OBI USD $16.00 Buy It Now 13h
Paradox (W.Schmid, B.Cobham, B.Bickford) Paradox Brand New, Sealed, OBI Paradox (W.Schmid, B.Cobham, B.Bickford) Paradox Brand New, Sealed, OBI USD $15.00 Buy It Now 13h
Seba & Paradox Mint Job Lot Drum&bass/Jungle 8x12 Seba & Paradox Mint Job Lot Drum&bass/Jungle 8x12" All Mint Method One/Gremlinz USD $149.89 Buy It Now 14h
PARADOX - TALES OF THE WEIRD CD PARADOX - TALES OF THE WEIRD CD USD $10.99 Buy It Now 15h
Nucleus & Paradox-Blade 9/break North Drum&bass/jungle/seba/mint 12 Nucleus & Paradox-Blade 9/break North Drum&bass/jungle/seba/mint 12" Metalheadz USD $14.98 Buy It Now 16h
PARADOX - RIOT SQUAD CD tankard kreator destruction edguy doro PARADOX - RIOT SQUAD CD tankard kreator destruction edguy doro USD $12.99 Buy It Now 16h
Nucleus & Paradox-Aragon/Twelve Bits 12 Nucleus & Paradox-Aragon/Twelve Bits 12" Vinyl White Label TP Metalheadz D&B USD $24.98 Buy It Now 16h
M.U.M- The h20 Paradox12 M.U.M- The h20 Paradox12" Vinyl 1991 Hardcore Stamped White Label USD $18.74 Buy It Now 16h
JoyRider Fabulae UK CD single (CD5 / 5 JoyRider Fabulae UK CD single (CD5 / 5") PDOXD006 PARADOX 1995 USD $9.98 Buy It Now 17h
JoyRider 7 JoyRider 7" vinyl single record Another Skunk Song UK PDOX011 PARADOX 1996 USD $12.42 Buy It Now 17h
PARADOX - Jail Breakout - 1990 - Ronin - R2R - Uk PARADOX - Jail Breakout - 1990 - Ronin - R2R - Uk USD $22.26 Buy It Now 20h
Matt Darriau & Paradox Trio - Gambit - Matt Darriau & Paradox Trio CD J0VG Matt Darriau & Paradox Trio - Gambit - Matt Darriau & Paradox Trio CD J0VG USD $12.32 Buy It Now 20h
Smith, Doug-Six-String Paradox CD NEW Smith, Doug-Six-String Paradox CD NEW USD $19.06 Buy It Now 21h
STRUNG OUT an american paradox LP Record SEALED Vinyl , fat wreck chords , Punk STRUNG OUT an american paradox LP Record SEALED Vinyl , fat wreck chords , Punk USD $19.95 Buy It Now 22h
Paradox Presents- The Age Of The Outsiders - OUTSIDERCD001 - Drum Paradox Presents- The Age Of The Outsiders - OUTSIDERCD001 - Drum USD $3.73 Buy It Now 23h
STEVE COLT PARADOX: If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody 45 (co) Soul STEVE COLT PARADOX: If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody 45 (co) Soul USD $18.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Encores, Legends & Paradox: A Tribute to ELP by Various Artists (1999) Encores, Legends & Paradox: A Tribute to ELP by Various Artists (1999) USD $1.99 (0 bids)
1 day
KANSAS Two For The Show LP Live Dust In The Wind Carry On Wayward Son Paradox KANSAS Two For The Show LP Live Dust In The Wind Carry On Wayward Son Paradox USD $11.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVOL - Paradox CD ** BRAND NEW : STILL SEALED ** DAVOL - Paradox CD ** BRAND NEW : STILL SEALED ** USD $23.25 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVOL - Paradox CD ** Excellent Condition ** DAVOL - Paradox CD ** Excellent Condition ** USD $15.25 Buy It Now 1 day
STEVE COLT PARADOX Untangle My Mind DJ m 45 EX+ US 1970 dj Vanguard 35126 STEVE COLT PARADOX Untangle My Mind DJ m 45 EX+ US 1970 dj Vanguard 35126 USD $13.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Paradox Clock - Linda Myers (2008, CD New) Paradox Clock - Linda Myers (2008, CD New) USD $8.20 Buy It Now 1 day
CJ Bolland Neural Paradox (C.J. C J R & s Records) CJ Bolland Neural Paradox (C.J. C J R & s Records) USD $9.98 (0 bids)
1 day
C J BOLLAND Electronic Highway (Neural Paradox C.J. CJ) C J BOLLAND Electronic Highway (Neural Paradox C.J. CJ) USD $11.23 (0 bids)
1 day
Linda Myers - Paradox Clock [CD New] Linda Myers - Paradox Clock [CD New] USD $7.73 Buy It Now 1 day
Marc Almond live concert Brighton Paradox Club 21 May 1995 A4 size poster print Marc Almond live concert Brighton Paradox Club 21 May 1995 A4 size poster print USD $18.72 Buy It Now 1 day
The Paradox Experiment -  Phase One CD Rare ROCK The Paradox Experiment - Phase One CD Rare ROCK USD $5.00 (0 bids)
1 day
Paradox - Mix-5: Premiere Recordings For Bassoon & Cello [CD New] Paradox - Mix-5: Premiere Recordings For Bassoon & Cello [CD New] USD $14.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Rush Hour JoyRider UK CD single (CD5 / 5 Rush Hour JoyRider UK CD single (CD5 / 5") POOXOO12 PARADOX 1996 USD $11.85 Buy It Now 1 day
Royal Hunt - Collision Course PARADOX II MICP-10713 CD Japan +OBI Royal Hunt - Collision Course PARADOX II MICP-10713 CD Japan +OBI USD $9.80 Buy It Now 1 day
Slight Return - Duplicate Bluetones uk CD single (CD5 / 5 Slight Return - Duplicate Bluetones uk CD single (CD5 / 5") BLUE003CD PARADOX USD $6.62 Buy It Now 1 day
Bluetones CD single (CD5 / 5 Bluetones CD single (CD5 / 5") Bluetonic Australian 5812032 PARADOX 1995 USD $19.35 Buy It Now 1 day
Bluetones cassette single Bluetonic UK BLUE002MC PARADOX 1995 Bluetones cassette single Bluetonic UK BLUE002MC PARADOX 1995 USD $12.48 Buy It Now 1 day
Bluetones Cut Some Rug UK cassette single BLUE005MC PARADOX 1996 Bluetones Cut Some Rug UK cassette single BLUE005MC PARADOX 1996 USD $11.23 Buy It Now 1 day
Marblehead Johnson Bluetones UK cassette single BLUE006MC PARADOX 1996 Marblehead Johnson Bluetones UK cassette single BLUE006MC PARADOX 1996 USD $11.23 Buy It Now 1 day
Scarce Freakshadow UK 7 Scarce Freakshadow UK 7" vinyl single record PDOX003 PARADOX X 1995 USD $13.04 Buy It Now 1 day
KANSAS, KANSAS, "Dust In The Wind" / "Paradox" 45rpm USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Marblehead Johnson Bluetones UK CD single (CD5 / 5 Marblehead Johnson Bluetones UK CD single (CD5 / 5") BLUE006CD PARADOX 1996 USD $11.85 Buy It Now 1 day
Bluetones Cut Some Rug UK 7 Bluetones Cut Some Rug UK 7" vinyl single record BLUE005X PARADOX 1996 USD $12.42 Buy It Now 1 day
Royal Hunt - Paradox-Closing The Chapter [CD New] Royal Hunt - Paradox-Closing The Chapter [CD New] USD $22.92 Buy It Now 1 day
New Music Record Strung Out New Music Record Strung Out "An American Paradox" LP USD $21.22 Buy It Now 1 day
HK CD Aikawa Nanase 相川七瀨 Paradox 3633-2 HK CD Aikawa Nanase 相川七瀨 Paradox 3633-2 USD $16.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Corporate Pollution - Paradox (CD Used Very Good) Corporate Pollution - Paradox (CD Used Very Good) USD $11.88 Buy It Now 1 day
An American Paradox by Strung Out (CD Apr-2002 Fat Wreck Chords) MINT CONDITION An American Paradox by Strung Out (CD Apr-2002 Fat Wreck Chords) MINT CONDITION USD $5.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Paradox - Feel So Good - Filtered - 2001 #69161 Paradox - Feel So Good - Filtered - 2001 #69161 USD $3.73 Buy It Now 1 day
Paradox - Bass - Binary State 1 - 2002 #83693 Paradox - Bass - Binary State 1 - 2002 #83693 USD $3.73 Buy It Now 1 day
Nanase Aikawa - paradox - Japan CD - J-POP - 11Tracks Nanase Aikawa - paradox - Japan CD - J-POP - 11Tracks USD $12.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Nanase Aikawa - paradox - Japan CD - NEW - J-POP - 11Tracks Nanase Aikawa - paradox - Japan CD - NEW - J-POP - 11Tracks USD $18.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SLAYER/flotsam&jetsam/PARADOX/mucky pup/SACRED REICH(KOR LP)STARS ON THRASH V/A SLAYER/flotsam&jetsam/PARADOX/mucky pup/SACRED REICH(KOR LP)STARS ON THRASH V/A USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Seba & Paradox - Beats Me - Seba & Paradox CD QKVG Seba & Paradox - Beats Me - Seba & Paradox CD QKVG USD $23.98 Buy It Now 1 day
~COVER ART MISSING~ Barry Sea Paradox CD Lost Soul Found Smooth Jazz ~COVER ART MISSING~ Barry Sea Paradox CD Lost Soul Found Smooth Jazz USD $7.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Pangea - Paradox 884860152426 (CD Used Very Good) Pangea - Paradox 884860152426 (CD Used Very Good) USD $11.84 Buy It Now 1 day
Pangea - Paradox (2016, CD New) Pangea - Paradox (2016, CD New) USD $14.78 Buy It Now 1 day
Paradox - Pangea [CD New] Paradox - Pangea [CD New] USD $13.41 Buy It Now 1 day
ZEN PARADOX - From The Shore of a Distant Land CD ZEN PARADOX - From The Shore of a Distant Land CD USD $6.86 Buy It Now 2 days
Ingo Presents Caroline banx A Paradox & Guffy Cruize Vinyl Record Hard House Ingo Presents Caroline banx A Paradox & Guffy Cruize Vinyl Record Hard House USD $8.73 Buy It Now 2 days
Zen Paradox: From the Shore Import Audio CD Zen Paradox: From the Shore Import Audio CD USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
(CD) MONDAY MICHIRU [Feat. The Paradox Band] - Delicious Poison  / Japan Import (CD) MONDAY MICHIRU [Feat. The Paradox Band] - Delicious Poison / Japan Import USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
NUCLEUS & PARADOX The Return Of… 12 NUCLEUS & PARADOX The Return Of… 12" NEW VINYL Metalheadz Jubei Mako Goldie USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JOHN KAY & STEPPENWOLF PARADOX VINYL LP RECORD 12 JOHN KAY & STEPPENWOLF PARADOX VINYL LP RECORD 12" W/INNER USD $14.39 Buy It Now 2 days
Various Artists - Encores Legends Paradox NEW CD Various Artists - Encores Legends Paradox NEW CD USD $5.72 Buy It Now 2 days
An American Paradox by Strung Out (CD, Apr-2002, Fat Wreck Chords) An American Paradox by Strung Out (CD, Apr-2002, Fat Wreck Chords) USD $2.00 (0 bids)
USD $5.00 Buy It Now
2 days
666 : Paradox the Album CD (1998) 666 : Paradox the Album CD (1998) USD $4.42 Buy It Now 2 days
Encores Legends & Paradox A Tribute To ELP Magna Carta Dream Theater Prog Encores Legends & Paradox A Tribute To ELP Magna Carta Dream Theater Prog USD $12.00 Buy It Now 2 days
PRESSURE COMPANY Live In Sheffield LP VINYL UK Paradox 1982 4 Track Featuring PRESSURE COMPANY Live In Sheffield LP VINYL UK Paradox 1982 4 Track Featuring USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
EASTERN BLOC S/T LP VINYL US Paradox 1987 10 Track Deletion Cut Corner On The EASTERN BLOC S/T LP VINYL US Paradox 1987 10 Track Deletion Cut Corner On The USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
PARADOX: Demo Collection 1986-1987 2CDRISK, DRIFTER, RAGE, ANGEL DUST, EXUMER, S PARADOX: Demo Collection 1986-1987 2CDRISK, DRIFTER, RAGE, ANGEL DUST, EXUMER, S USD $15.99 Buy It Now 2 days
BAWL Glen Campbell Nights 7 BAWL Glen Campbell Nights 7" VINYL UK Paradox 1996 B/W Best Dressed Girl USD $2.62 Buy It Now 2 days
BLUETONES Expecting To Fly CASSETTE Dutch Paradox 1996 11 Tracks (Bluemc004) BLUETONES Expecting To Fly CASSETTE Dutch Paradox 1996 11 Tracks (Bluemc004) USD $3.92 Buy It Now 2 days
PARADOX (HIP HOP) Jail Breakout 12 PARADOX (HIP HOP) Jail Breakout 12" VINYL UK Ronin 1990 4 Track B/W Jail USD $3.92 Buy It Now 2 days
JOYRIDER Vegetable Animal Mineral 12 JOYRIDER Vegetable Animal Mineral 12" VINYL UK Paradox 1996 2 Track Promo USD $3.92 Buy It Now 2 days
JOYRIDER Another Skunk Song 12 JOYRIDER Another Skunk Song 12" VINYL UK Paradox Promo In Special Sleeve USD $3.92 Buy It Now 2 days
JOY RIDER Rush Hour 7 JOY RIDER Rush Hour 7" VINYL UK Paradox 1996 4 Track EP B/W What You Get USD $2.61 Buy It Now 2 days
SCARCE Freakshadow 7 SCARCE Freakshadow 7" VINYL French Paradox 1995 Numbered B/W This Town USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
JOYRIDER Another Skunk Song 7 JOYRIDER Another Skunk Song 7" VINYL UK Paradox 1996 4 Track B/W Lost In Time USD $2.62 Buy It Now 2 days
JOYRIDER Self Infliction 12 JOYRIDER Self Infliction 12" VINYL UK Paradox 1995 4 Track Promo (Pdoxdj004) USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
PARADOX (70'S BAND) Changes 7 PARADOX (70'S BAND) Changes 7" VINYL German Hansa 1978 B/w It's Alright USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
SHEENA EASTON Modern Girl 7 SHEENA EASTON Modern Girl 7" VINYL UK Emi 1980 B/W Paradox (Emi5042) USD $1.31 Buy It Now 2 days
JOY RIDER Vegetable Animal Mineral 7 JOY RIDER Vegetable Animal Mineral 7" VINYL UK Paradox 1996 4 Track B/w All We USD $2.62 Buy It Now 2 days
PARADOX (DEEP HOUSE) Radioactivity 12 PARADOX (DEEP HOUSE) Radioactivity 12" VINYL UK 1991 3 Track Stamped White USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
PARADOX (70'S BAND) Changes 7 PARADOX (70'S BAND) Changes 7" VINYL UK Ariola 1978 'a' Label Promo B/w It's USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
JOY RIDER Be Special CD UK Paradox 1996 14 Track (Pdoxcd005) JOY RIDER Be Special CD UK Paradox 1996 14 Track (Pdoxcd005) USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
DALIS CAR Judgement Is The Mirror 7 DALIS CAR Judgement Is The Mirror 7" VINYL German Paradox 1984 B/W High Places USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
BAWL Glen Campbell Nights CD UK Paradox 1996 3 Track Info Stickered Digi Pack BAWL Glen Campbell Nights CD UK Paradox 1996 3 Track Info Stickered Digi Pack USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
JOYRIDER Rush Hour CD UK Paradox 1996 4 Track B/W What You Get, Another Skunk JOYRIDER Rush Hour CD UK Paradox 1996 4 Track B/W What You Get, Another Skunk USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
DALIS CAR Judgement Is The Mirror 7 DALIS CAR Judgement Is The Mirror 7" VINYL UK Paradox 1984 B/W High Places USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
JOYRIDER Be Special CD German Paradox 1996 12 Track (Pdoxcd003) JOYRIDER Be Special CD German Paradox 1996 12 Track (Pdoxcd003) USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
BLUETONES Cut Some Rug CD UK Paradox 1996 3 Track B/W Castle Rock And Devil BLUETONES Cut Some Rug CD UK Paradox 1996 3 Track B/W Castle Rock And Devil USD $2.61 Buy It Now 2 days
JOYRIDER All Gone Away CD UK Paradox 1996 1 Track Promo (Aga1) JOYRIDER All Gone Away CD UK Paradox 1996 1 Track Promo (Aga1) USD $3.92 Buy It Now 2 days
JOYRIDER Seven Sisters CD UK Paradox 1995 4 Track B/W Something New, Fear JOYRIDER Seven Sisters CD UK Paradox 1995 4 Track B/W Something New, Fear USD $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & PARADOX music

PARADOX Discography

PARADOX albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.90 | 9 ratings
Product of Imagination
Thrash Metal 1987
.. Album Cover 4.49 | 11 ratings
Heresy
Thrash Metal 1989
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 4 ratings
Collision Course
Thrash Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Electrify
Thrash Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 3.99 | 4 ratings
Riot Squad
Thrash Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 4.35 | 6 ratings
Tales of the Weird
Thrash Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Pangea
Thrash Metal 2016

PARADOX EPs & splits

PARADOX live albums

PARADOX demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demo
Thrash Metal 1986
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mystery
Thrash Metal 1987

PARADOX re-issues & compilations

PARADOX singles (0)

PARADOX movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

PARADOX Reviews

PARADOX Tales of the Weird

Album · 2012 · Thrash Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
adg211288
Tales of the Weird is the sixth full-length album by German thrash metal act Paradox. The album was released in 2012. Tales of the Weird features a re-worked line-up compared to the group’s last album Riot Squad (2009), with Christian Muenzner (Obscura) and Daniel Buld (Hatred) joining the fold. With the new line-up the band has produced an album which is much better described as power-thrash rather than straight up thrash metal.

Or maybe that should be thrash-power. It’s still quite clear where Paradox’s allegiance lies when listening to the album despite the generally high sense of melody and use of power metal riffs as well as thrash ones. I guess power-thrash has a better ring to it than thrash-power though. This is definitely still a thrash metal album first and foremost. I’m not actually familiar with the previous work of Paradox but I must say that the sound the current incarnation of the band has come up with is a real winner. The flitting back and forth between thrashing away and the much tighter percussive riffs of power metal provides a good variation that albums that are a more pure example of each genre can struggling with achieving, and the sound has the aggression of thrash metal regardless of what side of their sound they’re doing at any particular time. There may well be a lot of power metal elements but there’s certainly no cheese here.

The band prove equally competent at the longer more complex songs like the opening title track and the more in your face style songs like Brutalized. While a couple of tracks on the album don’t strike me as being as good as the rest, Tales of the Weird maintains a very high quality level with several highlights including the aforementioned Brutalized, as well as Escalation, Brainwashed, and The Downward Spiral. Frontman Charly Steinhauer has a voice that is perfect for the music. Rough but not without a sense of melody, the lack of which has put me off even some of the most successful thrash metal bands going. As a bonus track the band also does a cool cover version of Rainbow’s A Light in the Black, which despite a different overall vibe fits into the album well and is definitely worth having.

Paradox have produce a real kick arse kind of album in Tales of the Weird. It’s heavy, fast and aggressive but melodic and definitely has a real sense of class about it. An exceptional grade rating is easily deserved.

92/100

(Originally written for Heavy Metal Haven (http://metaltube.freeforums.org/paradox-tales-of-the-weird-t2881.html))

PARADOX Heresy

Album · 1989 · Thrash Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Heresy" is the 2nd full-length studio album by German thrash metal act Paradox. The album was released through Roadracer Records in February 1989. The lyrics to the album form a concept story about the Roman Catholic Crusades of the 13th century.

Like the case was on the debut album "Product of Imagination (1987)", I sense a strong Testament influence in the music, and Paradox are generally not the most teutonic sounding German thrash metal act on the scene. Their music style is far more sophisticated than most more raw German thrash metal acts, with both strong US thrash metal leanings but also with quite a few melodic speed/power metal elements that remind us of their European heritage. There are some incredible lead guitar work throughout the album and even though I´d say the lead vocals are the weakest element in the music, they are still decent and doesn´t ruin the listening experience. The drumming needs a mention too as it´s pretty varied for the style and well played too. There is generally a very good energy in the music, so while the music is occasionally very melodic, the basic thrasy aggression is not neglected.

The material on "Heresy" is generally of very high quality (a track like the title tracks is of exceptionally high quality to my ears), the musicianship is excellent and the sound production sharp and powerful (considering the time of release it´s brilliant). That adds up to a very strong thrash/speed metal release by Paradox and I´d say a 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

PARADOX Product of Imagination

Album · 1987 · Thrash Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Product of Imagination" is the debut full-length studio album by German thrash metal act Paradox. The album was recorded in May 1987 at Kalle Trapp´s (Blind Guardian, Pestilence, Destruction...etc.) Karo Studio in Münster, and released through Roadrunner Records in October 1987.

The music on "Product of Imagination" is thrash metal influenced more by the US sound than the teutonic style (I hear a couple of references to Testament). Paradox are simply more sophisticated than most of their German brothers. It´s not like the music is technically challenging beyond "regular" thrash metal, but it´s not quite as savage and aggressive as the music of their many of their contemporary countrymen. The tracks are generally fast played, at times memorable and there is conviction behind the delivery. Unfortunately the album features a paper thin sound production that ruins much of my listening experience. Even for an eighties thrash metal album (which are known for messy and thin sounding productions), this production takes the prize. The interesting thing is, that it´s only bottom end that´s missing. The rest of mix is actually pretty well sounding. I especially enjoy the fierce guitar tone.

"Product of Imagination" is a nice introduction to Paradox and despite the thin sound production, it´s still a recommendable album to fans of eighties thrash metal. A 3 star (60%) rating is warranted.

PARADOX Riot Squad

Album · 2009 · Thrash Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Stephen
Paradox, perhaps well-known with their '89 legacy, "Heresy", and to be honest, I'm not a big fan of them back in the heyday, and that's probably the single reason why "Riot Squad" was off my radar last year. After listening to some samples and eventually bought this disc, I'm pretty sure this could be one of the huge 2009 thrash albums ever came out, and I still can't believe I missed this one!

The first two tracks are probably not their finest moment and don't let them ruin your mood. "Suburban Riot Squad" has an adequate solo and slightly reminiscent of Metallica's old track, "Disposable Heroes", and the second one, "Hollow Peace" sounded like an okay generic thrash track, but let me tell you something, by the moment you spin "Riptide", you know their engine has started. The fast-paced rhythm with clever melodic insertion in the arrangement is mindblowing. "Rise In Rank" started slow and thick, the intro fills are nice and the whole song is quite good, but "Evolution Reset" really steals the show. The crushing element on the violent rhythm is fabulous, and the same goes with "No Place To Survive". Both are excellent definition of perfect grinding thrash. "Dream Hero" has some addictive hooks, this one really brought out the 80s memory, totally awesome.

"Riot Squad" offers nothing new, but who needs something new if you can bang your head to the old walls. Some probably condemned this unoriginal, yes I promise I've heard those riffs somewhere, but with good vocal, tight and tidy musicianship, and of course, great arrangement, I found the whole affair is just simply enjoyable. The production is flawless and overall this one is a pleasing album, especially for old school fans, I bet four-stars isn't too much, and yes, I'm pretty sure of it.

PARADOX Movies Reviews

No PARADOX movie reviews posted yet.

PARADOX Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Still Life Progressive Metal
OPETH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Thron Black Metal
THRON
Buy this album from MMA partners
Personal Demons Traditional heavy metal
HABITUAL SINS
Buy this album from MMA partners
When Time Is Time Again Traditional heavy metal
SIDDIUS
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Source Progressive Metal
AYREON
Buy this album from MMA partners
Zdrajcy metalu Traditional heavy metal
NOCNY KOCHANEK
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online