Album Review: 偏執症者 (Paranoid) - Out Raising Hell (2020)

Picture Credit: 偏執症者 (Paranoid)
Artwork: Anton Antanasov

 

偏執症者 (Paranoid) - Out Raising Hell
Release: September 25, 2020
Label: D-Takt & Råpunk / Konton Crasher
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Length: 40:30
Genre: D-Beat / Thrash Metal Punk
Origin: Frösön, Sweden

Even though the Japanese name 偏執症者 could lead to other assumptions, we're listening to a band from Sweden today. Henrik Låsgårdh (vocals/guitars), Joakim Staaf-Sylsjö (bass/vocals) and Emil Bergslid (drums) are presenting their third full-length album within five years. And as you might guess from looking at Anton Atanosov's cover artwork, it is about to get raw and heavy.


On ten tracks 偏執症者 play a powerful and brutal mix of D-Beat and Thrash Metal. Each song is defined by high-speed riffing and brachial insanity. Since all the titles are in Japanese, I will give you a little help here:

1. 晦冥勢力 (Dark Forces)
2. 機械仕掛けの殺戮者 (Mechanical Murderer)
3. まだ見ぬユートピア (Utopia not yet seen)
4. 光の館 (House of Light)
5. 墓場の目 (Cemetery Eyes)
6. 闇夜の火炎 (Dark Night Flames)
7. 汚れた支配者 (Dirty Ruler)
8. 狂気の端 (The Edge of Madness)
9. 皆殺し (Massacre)
10. 地獄の軍勢 (Hell Army)

Picture Credit: 偏執症者 (Paranoid)
Photo: Pontus Lindroth

The hoarsely screamed and shouted lyrics are all in English by the way. The use of Japanese words and signs is due to a fascination for "the Japanese burning spirit", as the press kit tells me.
"Out Raising Hell" is a lot of fun listening to. The Swedish trio goes full throttle in every song and massacres everything that could stand in the way. How Metal can D-Beat be? Well, 偏執症者 (Paranoid) prove it.
If you love bands like Drittmaskin, Bonehammer or Hellburst, this is the right record for you.

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