Recorded in Studio Mangel, Frösön, Sweden, May 25 2018 by Jocke D-takt. Mixed and mastered at Noise Room, Tokyo, Japan, December 3 2018 by Shigenori Kobayashi.
Layout by Bom-Bom Ljud & Bild Produktion. Japanese translations by Motokaaos.
Our take: Latest 4-song EP from Sweden’s Paranoid. If, like me, you weren’t really feeling the more polished, metallic sound of last year’s Heavy Mental Fuck-Up LP, it’s worth giving Paranoid another chance, as these four tracks are full-on, noisy Disclose worship. That being said, there are subtle touches that make it more than a generic d-beat workout. There are the cool tempo changes on the second track, a nice, semi-melodic guitar solo in the 3rd, and some intense near-blasting-speed drumming in the final track. That final track reminds me of D-Clone’s crazed attack, and it’s a style I hope the band explores further. Also, note this record is limited to 250 numbered copies, and it’s already sold out from the band, so Sorry State is your only bet for picking up the vinyl on this one.