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Paragon: Controlled Demolition
Paragon - Controlled Demolition Music Review

Paragon: Controlled Demolition

Heavy/Power/Speed Metal
3.5/5.0

Okay. We'll make this the Reader's Digest condensed version of a music review. Teutonic and traditional heavy/speed metal champions Paragon return with their twelfth album, Uncontrolled Demolition. Whoa! That's really condensed. But there's more ... condensing.

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As a traditional heavy metal fan and music reviewer, there are two things I like about Paragon. One, musically speaking, Paragon is predictable and consistent with each album. Second, and because of the first, they are easy to write about. Essentially, with their heavy power metal, most every song has the same formula: begin with riffs or riffs and big beat drums, fire the nitro and turn up the speed, and then deliver killer guitar solos. Repeat.

Sure, something like Deathlines, with its more steady heavy metal doesn't fit the speed side of things. But speed returns in the end with the guitar solo. Of course, there are also songs that efficiently blend gallop and groove like Mean Machine and Blackbell. And some songs are simply bullet train up your ass fast like The Enemy Within and Musangwe. Yet the formula pretty much remains the same from one album to the next. Ergo, with Controlled Demolition, Germany's Paragon delivers keep it true, blistering and headbanging, heavy speed metal. Hail metal or get the fuck out of the way. Recommended.


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With Controlled Demolition, Germany's Paragon delivers keep it true, blistering and headbanging, heavy speed metal. Hail metal or get the fuck out of the way. Recommended.

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