Press

EARTH’S DISEASE REVIEWS :

 

CIGAREVIEWS [link]

This is a fact : this album is not made for everyone, because of its music style […] but as well as its concept. This album stinks anti-humanism to the bone.

 

BLACK METAL IST KRIEG [link]

Disorientare e confondere, per incrementare il feeling disturbante e obliquo della loro proposta.

 

MORTEM ZINE [link]

V kostce se dá říct, že se nám s „Earth`s Disease“ dostává nápady plného díla, virtuózního mistrovství, absolutní svobody, která kapelu zavedla tak daleko, kde může zůstat sama a nepochopena.

 

FEMFORGACS [link]

Viszont nagyfokú zenei nyitottságot igényel a hallgatótól. Először egy kilencest szántam neki, de úgy döntöttem, megérdemlik a maximumot. Tökéletes hangulati világba ágyazott, metal alapú kísérleti zene ez, brutál jó ritmikával.

 

NEW NOISE [link]

Ultimately, Earth’s Disease is a success because of how impressively the band has fed its anger at humanity into sonic form

 

BRUTALISM [link]

Fantastic song writing with unique progressions on all instruments. This record is consistent and stays fresh throughout the entire listening experience.

 

FRENCH METAL [link]

Ici, point de limites, Void Paradigm se permet tout mais ne fait jamais n’importe quoi.

 

LORDS OF METAL [link]

Quality stuff for a very select audience.

 

METAL ONLY [link]

Mon Dieu, what’s this?

 

CROSSFIRE METAL [link]

Wer als traditioneller Black Metaller auch mal über den Tellerrand gucken kann, sollte sich mal hiermit auseinandersetzen.

 

MUSIC WAVES [link]

Plus que l’exploration d’un genre de Black Metal moderne et tourmenté, « Earth’s Disease » façonne une partition qui n’appartient qu’à ses créateurs, hermétique sans doute, étouffante peut-être mais d’une noirceur qui prend aux tripes.

 

SATAN OWES US MONEY [link]

Une bonne ration des riffs ici feront saigner du nez et des gencives n’importe quel groupe parmi la bourgeoisie et les notables de la scène scandinave.

 

THRASHOCORE [link]

Raffiné, parfois injurieux mais jamais vulgaire, Void Paradigm est ici parfait dans ce rôle d’esthète compliqué se situant sur la crête séparant sanité et folie.

 

VIOLENT SOLUTIONS [link]

A réserver aux fins connaisseurs de tous ces groupes qui expérimentent avec un brin de classe.

 

SCHAFE SCHUESSE [link]

Sicher, auf den ersten Hör hin hinterlassen die Songs zunächst Fragezeichen, ähnlich wie bei Speisen, die man noch nie zuvor gegessen hat und bei denen man beim ersten Geschmack nicht sicher ist, ob man es mag?!

 

 ZWARE METALEN [link]

Vooral het afwisselende spel van deze heren boeit me wel, waarbij op het ene moment er wat occulte gitaarlijnen over je heen kruipen en de band nietsvermoedend overgaat tot een intense en psychedelische loop. 

 

METAL FORCES MAGAZINE [link]

Every track is a surprise […] that gives the record an almost unique feel.

 

WONDERBOX METAL [link]

The band show that this is abrasive, discordant Black Metal that sings to its own twisted hymn sheet set to music that shouldn’t rightly exist in our reality. The creative flair of a flawed genius is clearly on display, clashing with the ingenuity of a madman.

 

TOILET OV HELL [link]

When I sit down to wrestle with my year-end list, I expect this to be a contender.

 

MEAT MEAD METAL [link]

Void Paradigm’s warped, progressive-fed black metal is sure to leave you uneasy and at a higher state of mental alertness.

 

DISAGREEMEN.NET [link]

The production is top notch, the songwriting is brimming with ideas, and the dodecaphonic approach is giving the band a certain mystic appeal.

 

INVISIBLE ORANGES [link]

Every once in a while you will get to see me flex my brain muscle […] man, what a great album

 

SELF TITLED ALBUM REVIEWS :

MAELSTROMZINE [link]

« Their album has dusted off, if not refreshed, black metal’s distinctive standards, its conception of riffing and its general etiquette […] those with an affinity and curiosity toward hybridization of styles and different musical aesthetics should definitely check out this above average recording »

FRENCH METAL [link]

« C’est un sacré pavé que Void Paradigm vient de jeter là […] le groupe rentre dans la très large étiquette Black Metal tout en n’en respectant aucune règle, il impose les siennes. »

« It’s quite a bustle in your hedgerow Void Paradigm is doing here […] the band can be widely labelled Black Metal still it doesn’t follow any rules, but imposes its own ones. » 

THE NOCTURNAL BATTLE OF CHARIOTS [link]

HELLRIDE MUSIC [link]

« There’s a lot of variety here not heard in similar black metal bands. If a noxious mix of thrash, black metal, doom, grind, and melody fits your listening diet, you should get a lot of mileage out of this one! »

 

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VIOLENT SOLUTIONS [link]

« Le Black avant-gardiste de VOID PARADIGM convainc sans peine, malgré des premières écoutes difficiles, cet album nécessitant un minimum d’immersion. Mais il est facile de se laisser embrigader par ces dissonances lancinantes et se plonger dans l’ambiance sombre et complexe. »

The avant-garde black metal of Void Paradigm is easily convincing, despite a quite difficult first hearing, this album demanding an effort of immersion. But one let willfully indoctrinate by these haunting dissonances and dive in this dark and complex ambiance

BRUTALISM [link]

« These tracks make a fun collection that avoids tradition and mixes things up a bit […] they will achieve a high level of interest among those who like Black Metal in general. »

FULL METAL ATTORNEY [link]

« At their best, Void Paradigm play some absolutely entrancing black metal that’s experimental and catchy. »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born this autumn without big announcement, here comes a first album made in France which has already catched the attention of metal press over the world. As a matter of fact, we have to mention that the three Void Paradigm genitors are not beginers : Jonathan Théry for the voice (Ataraxie, Funeralium, Bethlehem, ex-Hyadningar…), Alexis Damien on drums (Pin-Up Went Down, Orenda, ex-Wormfood), and the strings of the eclectic Julien Payan (Mhönos, Yuck, Anakrousis, ex-Hyadningar…), no less than that.

This prolific trio delivers what they call a “dodecatonic” black metal, after the name of the dodecatonic scale. If a strong knowledge in musicology has been used for the making of Void Paradigm, don’t be afraid : it’s not necessary to read dozen of music studies to enjoy the six tracks of this intelligent but never boring black metal. By the complexity of its labyrinthic structures, the various styles of riffs, rythms, and atmospheres, sometimes almost epic and fueled with anger, sometimes desolated and ambient, this avant-garde black opus with its subtle brutality reveals itself as attractive as the basics of Black Metal with which it feeds with intelligence.

The proof lies in the two “hits” “Fighting the silence” and “Symmetrichaos”, already heard 666 times each. Technicaly speaking, the album is very strong (guitar lovers will especially be delighted), and the hoarse and powerful voice, haunted and chanting beautiful nihilistic lyrics, guides us through this hypnotic 53 minutes journey made out of delightful darkness which ask for repeatition ad libitum, ad nihilum… Maybe some will find the production a little raw, but it works with the songs in a very good way. Let’s mention the quality and originality of the graphic work of Héloïse Laugier, which black and white geometric abstraction fits perfectly to the unique music of Void Paradigm. A black sun to follow for sure… 

Caroline Delavault

 

ARISTOCRAZIA WEBZINE [link]
« I Void Paradigm fanno per voi… e per una volta direi che possiamo anche soprassedere alle assurde categorizzazioni che leggiamo quotidianamente: l’Arte la si chiama semplicemente Arte! »

 

METALIST MAGAZINE [link]

 

THE RINGMASTER [link]

« A sonic quelling of the senses which leaves a kind of disorientation in its wake, […] the album is a definite triumph from a band which you still feel is finding its way to creating something truly unique. »

 

 

LA HORDE NOIRE [link]

« Tentaculaire et austère, l’album ne ressemble à rien de connu »

« Complex and severe, this album doesn’t sound like anything known »

 

PEST WEBZINE [link]

« Here’s a new name from the French Black Metal scene […] For fans of new, experimental melodic but still aggressive Black Metal. »

ZWARE METALEN [link]

NOIZY [link]

« Τρομεροί! Μετά από τόσες ακροάσεις δηλώνω εντυπωσιασμένος και οφείλω να ομολογήσω, πως τρέφω απεριόριστο σεβασμό για τη δουλειά και τη μουσική επιλογή τους. »
« Awesome! After many auditions I am impressed and I must admit that I have great respect for the work and the music »

 

METAL.DE [link]

« merkwürdig abstrakt »

« Strangely abstract »


DESTRUCTIVE MUSIC [link]

« After further listening to Void Paradigm I’d say all the usual Black Metal trademarks are present, the cold feel, the bleak outlook and the grim melodies that never seem to end, yet the bands song structure and creativity excite me in such a way that I find myself wanting to click on the repeat button as soon as this album has finished. »


MUSIC WITH THE VADERS [link]

 

AQUARIUS RECORDS [link]

« The bulk of the record is spent drifting through strangely ethereal black clouds of blurred buzz, minimal post metal Ved Buens Ende style dirgery, and hauntingly atmopsheric psychedelic black minimalism, culminating in the stunningly gorgeous ambient closer, all whirling processed murk, muted melancholic melodies, lush layered shimmer, and chiming bell like melodies. So good! »

TIME TO BLAST [link]

Nous avons découvert Void Paradigm il y a quelques semaines. Un all star band du microcosme metal extrême rouennais avec des membres de Yuck, Ataraxie, Hyadningar et Pin Up Went Down, réunis sous le signe du black extrême ! A l’arrivée nous avons été scotchés par ce black metal unique et furieusement original. Le morceau proposé [sur la compilation Time To Blast] par le groupe est le plus accessible au profane et si vous aimez, on ne peut que vous conseiller de vous jeter sur l’album quand celui-ci sortira chez Totalrust music.

We discovered Void Paradigm few weeks ago : an all star band from the Rouen extreme metal scene featuring members of Yuck, Ataraxie, Hyadningar and Pin Up Went Down, brougth together under the sign of the black mark ! We’ve been astonished by this one-of-a kind and truly original black metal. The song appearing on Time To Blast compilation is the most listenable one for the non-trained ear, if you like it, we can only advice you to rush at the album when it’s released on Total Rust Music.