Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Mob Justice, the latest full-length from New Jersey-based crossover thrash bringers, PARALYSIS. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release this Friday, May 29th.
Mob Justice was produced, recorded, and mixed by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats, Harm’s Way) at Bricktop Studios in Chicago, Illinois and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Full Of Hell, Gatecreeper, High Command) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.
Writes Decibel Magazine of the release, “Mob Justice is a ten-track ass beater that fires off one riff after another, courtesy of [vocalist/guitarist] Jon Plemenik and lead guitarist Ron Iglesias (Toxik), plus the locked-in rhythm section of bassist Patrick Harte and drummer Samith Force. Plemenik’s short barks are a strong match for the chunky, staccato riffing that PARALYSIS employ throughout the record, but the band truly shine when they slow it down. It’s hard not to bang your head to the second half of ‘Oblivious’ or the title track, which were clearly conceived for maximum mosh pit chaos…”
Stream PARALYSIS’ Mob Justice alongside an in-depth interview with Harte, exclusively at Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
PARALYSIS’ Mob Justice will be released independently on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.
PARALYSIS fuses thrash metal sensibilities with the kinetic, juggernaut brawn of old-school East Coast hardcore and the relentless savagery of Tampa-area death metal. While hardly a progressive band in the traditional sense, the band balances brevity with abundance, merging unorthodox song structures with rapid-fire power chords and bludgeoning pit riffs. It’s all punctuated by vocalist/guitarist Jon Plemenik who wages war with his angst-ridden, vitriolic barks centered on a host of personal and relatable struggles, including abuse of trust.
“…a more impactful crossover album you will not hear in the near future.” — Metal Observer
“…if you dig the ways that bands like Power Trip, Iron Reagan, and Red Death have brought us back to the genre’s ’80s heyday, you’re probably gonna dig New Jersey’s PARALYSIS.” — BrooklynVegan
“… a fantastic thrash record… [taking] its cues from the New York school of hardcore rather than old school hardcore punk (I guess Power Trip would be the most prominent example) and add to that a dash of the sinister atmosphere of acts like High Command. Pour the result into molds of highly engaging songwriting and you get the upcoming PARALYSIS album.” — Toilet Ov Hell
“Mob Justice embodies the confrontational severity of classic east coast hardcore in the early ’90s, going metal but not quite touching early metalcore the process… PARALYSIS‘ second album stands on its own as rad mix of hardcore punk and thrash metal. A repeatable, moshable, and hard-hitting listen when given the chance to punch with its full weight.” — Grizzly Butts
“Mob Justice showcases a band intent on bringing high caliber old-school crossover thrash to a modern, Power Trip-like audience without pandering to certain ‘pizza’ clichés abound these days.” — Dead Rhetoric