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6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of German Thrash Metal (Part 2)

It's not all about Sodom, Kreator and Destruction you know!

1. Paradox – Heresy (1989)

Paradox - Heresy

Now here’s a band with more talent in one finger than most band’s hold in their entire body parts combined and Heresy was the album to bring Paradox to the attention of thrashers on a global scale!

A fully paid up concept album, Heresy re-told the tale of the Albigensian Crusade of the 13th century and in the process redefined the limits of thrash, ironically marching forth on their own crusade to combine elegance with destruction.

Approaching thrash with far less malice than the likes of Sodom, Kreator etc, Paradox instead embraced a power metal aesthetic, aligning themselves more with the likes of Metal Church, Anthrax (minus any silliness) and Onslaught circa In Search Of Sanity than with their Germanic brethren. It paid off too, helping Paradox to stand out from the pack and offering an accessibility that their teutonic peers simply didn’t offer at this point in time.

Featuring soaring twin harmonies, mind-frazzling solos and a rhythm section that could rival the tightest thrash acts around, Paradox were anything but their namesake, delivering instead a concise and melodic attack on the senses that was unrelenting in its clinical efficiency.

It’s heresy not to own this album as this piece of thrash history is absolutely goddamn essential!

Liked that? Try this: 2000’s Collision Course, a modern thrash album par excellence!

– Don’t forget, this was just Part 2….Part 3 to follow soon. But, pop your comments in the box below if there’s an unsung German thrash classic that deserves appreciation!

About Chris Jennings (1564 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

2 Comments on 6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of German Thrash Metal (Part 2)

  1. Patrick Haines // July 16, 2017 at 8:04 pm // Reply

    Dude don’t let Pyracanda’s Two Sides of a Coin get snubbed!

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