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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).

Paradox are currently at work on their seventh studio album, Heresy II - A Lasting Treasure, a sequel to their second
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.. Album Cover 3.17 | 5 ratings
Product of Imagination
Thrash Metal 1987
.. Album Cover 4.08 | 6 ratings
Heresy
Thrash Metal 1989
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Collision Course
Thrash Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Electrify
Thrash Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 3.98 | 3 ratings
Riot Squad
Thrash Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 4.72 | 3 ratings
Tales of the Weird
Thrash Metal 2012

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Demo
Thrash Metal 1986
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Mystery
Thrash Metal 1987

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PARADOX Tales of the Weird

Album · 2012 · Thrash Metal
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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
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"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
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"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
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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.

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