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Ascension

by Paladin

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Dan Curhan
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Dan Curhan This fucking slaps! This album, with its thrashy blend of black metal and classic power that's just enough cheese but not toooo much, is perhaps the most enjoyable modern power-adjacent album I've ever heard. The songs are sincere, well-written, skillfully performed, and super-effective. Contrary to my experience with most power metal, I'm enjoying this more and more as I get deeper in. I'm bobbin. I'll keep bobbin. I can't believe how much I like this. Well done, chaps. Well fucking done.
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argylesock5 Unlike many a "pre-2000 revival" band, Paladin gets down to brass tacks from the first riff. Precise, melodic, nuanced: this album is power metal in top form. Harsh vocals feel awkward next to soaring cleans in some songs ("Divine Providence") but in most are used to great effect to give emphasis where cleans can't ("Black Omen", "Call of the Night"), and even still each track is a very fun and unique listen. Well worth the money. Favorite track: Black Omen.
simfers
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simfers That's some tasty power/thrash metal there. Face-melting drums-and-guitars attack combined with soaring vocals with some harsh ones thrown in for effect. Picture a mix of Helloween and Kreator and you'll have a pretty decent idea of what to expect. HELL of a debut. Favorite track: Genesis.
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released May 17, 2019

Produced by Paladin and Matt Smith
Mixed and Mastered by Matt Smith at Theocracized Studios
Artwork by Nen Chang

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Paladin Atlanta, Georgia

Fast, melodic, and technical, Atlanta’s Paladin is on a mission to bring some European flavor to the US metal scene and beyond. The foursome blends soaring vocals, harsh rasps, catchy melodies, and fiery guitar work reminiscent of the 80s to create their own brand of thrashy power metal. ... more

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