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Circle of Growth

by Paradox

'A Powerful Alternative Rock/Grunge Outfit hailing from Ireland whose debut album has gathered rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic for its unique diverse blend of melodic vocals, driven by cutting edge riffs.' Debut Paradox Album..
Genre: Rock: Grunge
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1. Black Flowers
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2. Cavelry
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3. Enamoured
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4. Infinite
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5. Noisy Feedback
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6. Stoner Girl
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7. P.A.E.L
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8. Idle Mind
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9. Candle Dirt
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10. Kernel {circle of growth}
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11. Last One
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12. Shame for my Name
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
'CIRCLE OF GROWTH' 2002
Debut Paradox album. Recorded in December 2000 at Master Groove Studios in Los Angeles Ca. and released on a US Indie label, 'Circle of Growth' defines the bands earlier sound, A raw mix of Grunge, Punk and a few melodic acoustic ballads in there too like tracks 'Infinite' and 'Shame for my name'. Brothers Pete and Mike Mac are solely responsible for all performances. Pete performs Vocals, Guitars and Bass while Mike performs Drums and Harmonies. The album
was recorded December 2000 and released Spring 2002.

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Discography -

Circle of Growth - 2002
Sacred EP - 2003
Sacred the album - 2004
Pete Mac - In Limbo - 2009
Mr. Bureaucracy - 2010
Corporate Pollution - 2011
Pete Mac - Time - 2012
Nothing Lasts - 2014
Chapters - 2015

all available on CD Baby..

About the band ::

Paradox are an Alternative Rock/ Grunge outfit from Cork, Ireland. Formed in 1996 by brothers Pete Mac and Mike Mac the early Paradox sound was heavily influenced by the Grunge Era of the 90's.The band has shaped and evolved their sound over the years while still maintaining their Alternative Rock sound. Paradox have released 4 studio albums to date. Their debut album 'Circle of Growth' was recorded in Los Angeles in 2000 and released on a US label. Their second album 'Sacred' was recorded and released in 2004, 'Corporate Pollution' was released in 2011 and their latest album 'Chapters' released in January 2015. Singer and songwriter Pete Mac also recorded and released a solo album in 2009 in Berlin, Germany.
'Corporate Pollution' marked a further evolution in the Paradox sound and received the most attention from any of the bands releases. From the opening track 'Corporate Pollution' with it's churning guitar riffs and political sneers the track seems to somewhat set the tone for the rest of the album. One reviewer noted that the album had 'so many influences it's hard to list them all, the music is solid, timeless and to the point'.
Another review from Loud-Stuff.com added - 'Maybe the ultimate compliment you can pay to this album is that you could listen to it between Nirvana's In Utero and Alice in Chains Dirt and it's every bit as good'.
'Mr. Bureaucracy' was chosen to be the first single with it's fast pulsing riffs and melodic vocal refrains. The band also shot a music video for 'Mr. Bureaucracy' in 2012 which was nominated for best song at the Berlin Music Video Awards, Dublin International short film and music awards the Portobello Film Festival London in 2013.
In 2012 the 'Corporate Pollution' track 'Repress Excess' was used on the soundtrack for Canadian horror movie 'Truth' which screened at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Canada International Film Festival's Royal Reel Award.
Paradox have toured both Europe and the US as well as playing support to the likes of Therapy?, Kerbdog and Shonen Knife in 2013. 2014 saw Paradox back in the studio recording their 4th album to date at Wavefield Recording Studios in Bantry, West Cork with multi tasking musician and engineer Brian Casey on the desk.
Titled 'Chapters' the 14 track album combines a variety of new sounds some of which have not yet been heard on any previous Paradox album. 'Chapters' is due for release early 2015.

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Official Website:
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Jen Moore

awesome!
I bought this cd for my boyfriend for christmas, and both of us were very excited to listen to it. We sre both huge grunge fans and were very excited to learn about a grunge band from Ireland. The cd was shipped perfectly and sounds perfect! I recomend this to anyone that likes learning about new bands or to anyone that loves grunge!
-Jen Moore

Roadrash Garage Radio

Paradox on the top of my 'Next best list'
Instant success is the only term I can use to describe the destiny of the Irish band, Paradox. With tracks like "Lame and Languid" and "Infinite" these guys are sure to grace the scene with a pumped up version of the modern Alternative/Rock sound.

As I listened I found new reasons to listen again. Obviously Paradox is dedicated to their craft. The mix is great and the power is incredible with a perfect combination of acoustic and electric to please nearly every taste.

As Rock goes I always try to compare one sound to another, but Paradox is not a band to be compared to anyone. Pete's vocals are impeccable, beautifully accented by the rest of the band. Lots of great guitar accents and solid beats put Paradox on the top of my "next best list" and make for one killer rock band. Driven by melody and pure adrenaline, these guys are a commanding force in the new music arena. I really enjoyed reviewing this this band and, all in all, I can't find a reason to give Paradox less than 5 stars. I fully recommend listening to their style and adding them to your CD collection.

Roadrash

...Instant Success...
Instant success is the only term I can use to describe the destiny of the Irish band, Paradox. With tracks like "Lame and Languid" and "Infinite" these guys are sure to grace the scene with a pumped up version of the modern Alternative/Rock sound.

As I listened I found new reasons to listen again. Obviously Paradox is dedicated to their craft. The mix is great and the power is incredible with a perfect combination of acoustic and electric to please nearly every taste.

As Rock goes I always try to compare one sound to another, but Paradox is not a band to be compared to anyone. Pete's vocals are impeccable, beautifully accented by the rest of the band. Lots of great guitar accents and solid beats put Paradox on the top of my "next best list" and make for one killer rock band. Driven by melody and pure adrenaline, these guys are a commanding force in the new music arena. I really enjoyed reviewing this this band and, all in all, I can't find a reason to give Paradox less than 5 stars. I fully recommend listening to their style and adding them to your CD collection.

METALZONE

...can't put Paradox in any catagory other than excellent music...
One of the greatest things about the internet is with the click of a button I can walk across the world and into the studio of bands like Paradox. They have a unique sound. Can't really put them in a catagory other than exellent music. Coming from Ireland I hope thay get over to the states soon...Megan..Metalzone

Garageband

Exciting hooks!!!.....The new Nirvana!!!.......Two thumbs up!!!
Very solid songs built on all the right blocks. The hooks are exciting and grab your attention. The melodies are easy to follow and relaxing. Production is different to each person you ask but I think everything sounded of quality and clearity, and was well put together with extreme attention to detail. Great Job - Michigan USA
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This sounds like where Nirvana was going to. It sounds like an In Utero/Unplugged combination. I like it. Very good the way the voice changes from soft to rough. All perfectly thought and worked out. Great piece of work - Netherlands
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These songs have got a real haunting mood to them with shades of Nirvana. The vocals are delivered in a sly manner with a decent hook, cool stuff – Iowa USA
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Great mood. The vocals remind me of Nirvana and the Sex Pistols, but the music is more like Smashing Pumpkins. cool stuff. you got a new fan – Indiana USA
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I really thought it was a great style mixed w/cool vocals.very good guys!! – Michigan USA
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Nice riffs!! its been a while since i heard something fresh like this. nice vocals too. two thumbs up - Malaysia
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