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Paragon - Law Of The Blade

Paragon - Law Of The Blade

Label : Remedy Records | Archive under

Release type: Full-length CD

Ferdi : The first and only time I saw this band live was at Wacken 2001, when the band played in a half empty tent. Most of the metalheads couldn't be bothered to show up for this show (only interested in the big bands, or something?). Too bad, because their performance sounded sincere and heavy. Unfortunately such bands' CDs are a real bitch to find in your average record store, and that's why this is the first Paragon-CD that I've heard. The production of this CD was done by Piet Sielck, and once again the shaven producer proves that he know how a kick-ass record should sound. For those who don't know, Paragon makes a mixture between Grave Digger and Iron Savior, with a bit of the proud atmosphere of Saxon. Unfortunately not all ten songs are equally good. Some songs (like for example Allied Forced, Abducted and Law Of The Blade) stand out, but the other songs aren't very spectacular. They might be okay when the band plays them live, but I can't help feeling that the band should've worked a bit longer on certain tracks. Concluding, Law Of The Blade avoids the dreaded trap of mediocrity, but is a few steps away from being a class A record.

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