(PARONOID) are a band from Sweden that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of d beat and crust punk with some black, thrash and speed metal elements and this is a review of their 2018 album "Heavy Mental Fuck Up" which will be released on September 28th by The Sign Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album before going into a very fast crossover direction while the vocals are done mostly in a shouting style while the music also mixes thrash, d beat and crust punk together along with a great amount of 80's influences but also sounding modern at the same time.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in more of an 80's era thrash/speed metal style while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the music also mixing elements of old school black metal into some of the riffing and the music always remains very heavy.
On this recording (PARONOID) remains true to their mixture of d beat and crust punk while also adding in more black, thrash and speed metal influences this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Japanese and cover angry themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from (PARONOID) and if you are a fan of crust punk and d beat you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Jikeidan" "Fukurokouji" "Fukusyuu" and "Shi Ni Itarumade". 8 out of 10.