PARANOID VISIONS - 'Corona-Verse Reality (Countdown To Pharmaggon PT 2)'
(FOAD Musick/Louder Than War Records)
The second release in the bands Countdown To Pharmaggon series which is to lead up to an album marking the bands 40th anniversary next year in 2021. Half of this EP/mini-album was recorded just before lockdown and the other half was recorded during lockdown individually from the bands homes and computers.
This is a beautifully packaged release, including 10" orange coloured vinyl, and includes chapter 2 in vocalist / lyricist Deko’s poetry and lyric book, a CD with a bonus track, a poster of the sleeve artwork and insert, all packaged as a special box set.
The tracks are everything you'd expect from such an established and experienced band. The first 4 tracks which were recorded and finished just 3 days before lockdown highlight the bands unique sound and are excellently presented and the band do what they always do and get their messages in their lyrics across very loudly and very clearly.
The second half of the EP/mini-album which was recorded during lockdown is absolutely brilliantly put together, especially given the situation in which the tracks were written and recorded. All 4 of these tracks are written about being in lockdown and the general mood of the country at the time which is something we can all relate to.
Thought provoking lyrics and excellent musicianship from a very passionate band. Paranoid Visions give an absolutely excellent EP/mini-album which is very cleverly packaged and boxed. Well written, well recorded and both thought provoking and personal.
Available in the UK from https://louderthanwar.com/shop/vinyl/paranoid-visions-corona-verse-reality/