偏執症者 (Paranoid): Jikangire 3 track 45rpm Maxi Single 12"

偏執症者 (Paranoid): Jikangire 3 track 45rpm Maxi Single 12"


Tags: · 10s · d-beat · hardcore · punk · recommended · sweden
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Jikangire taken from the upcoming album "Heavy Mental Fuck-Up!" out fall 2018 on Konton Crasher (US) and The Sign Records (EUR). Includes two exclusive tracks.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Communichaos Media Clay Station, March 2018. Engineered by Kenko.
Additional recordings (bass, lead guitars and vocals) by Jocke D-takt at Studio Mangel, Frösön, Sweden March 12-18.
KNTN-034L
500 total press
Black vinyl, pocket jacket
Split release with The Sign Records


Our take: Three-song 12” single teasing this Swedish band’s upcoming full-length. The a-side track is from the album and the two songs on the b-side are exclusive to this release. If these three tracks are any indication, we can expect that their upcoming album, Heavy Mental Fuck-Up!, will be different from their first one, Satyagraha. On that record Paranoid seemed fascinated with the swirling layers of feedback and dramatic dynamic shifts of Disclose’s later records, but these three tracks find them moving toward a more straightforward hybrid of anthemic crust and Burning Spirits-style Japanese hardcore. Speaking of which, “Jikangire” is more or less a reworking of the song “Mirror” by Death Side. Paranoid have borrowed rather famous riffs before (one track on their Praise No Deity EP cribbed from “Into Crypts of Rays” by Celtic Frost) and their many cover songs make no secret of their indebtedness to their influences. That’s far from uncommon in today’s punk scene, but “Jikangire” borrows more flagrantly than most. The two tracks on the b-side are in a similar vein, with a heavy, metallic crust sound that reminds me of Doom or State of Fear. These tracks are cool, but fans should know they’re rather different from the old stuff. Still, I’m looking forward to hearing the full articulation of this new direction on the upcoming album.