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Review: Paranorm - The Edge of Existence
The Edge of Existence

Label: Independent
Year released: 2014
Duration: 25:27
Tracks: 4
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: November 16, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4.23/5 (84.62%) (13 Votes)

From Uppsala, Sweden, hails a progressive Thrash Metal act known as Paranorm. The band was formed in 2008 when three current members met in high school and found they shared similar interests in Metal music. Since then a 4-track demo was released in 2010 followed by Pandemonium's Rise in 2011, which is the band's first official studio recording.

The Edge of Existence is Paranorm's latest effort; a 4-track affair that continues the band's forward march across the vast fields of progressive Thrash Metal. First off, there's no denying the talent in this group. Paranorm's Thrash Metal is complex, aggressive and well structured. One can hear, in everything these young guys do, that they have taken their time to make something a bit out of the ordinary. Paranorm's relatively technical and very aggressive approach vocalist Markus Hiltunen's monotone raspy voice reminds me of later Kreator but with a strong dose of progressiveness and less full-on thrashing. The guitar work is phenomenal from the intense riffs, fast tremolo picking and enjoyable Yngwie M.-type neoclassical solos. The guitar duo of Hiltunen/Kjellgren is a very talented pair.

Check out Paranorm. You won't regret it.

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