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PARADOX RIFT Invite You To Despair And Mystique With Genre-Bending Video "Doomsayer"


Recently released on May 10th, Paradox Rift’s latest album “Ensnared” is the band's highly anticipated follow-up to their 2022 demo "Dismembered by Dogs" and their 2019 self-titled EP. A caustic collection of extreme metal tracks, the album conveys the evolution and maturity of their musical style. In the single “Doomsayer”, the lyrics aim to make a comparison between human frailness and the will to persevere. The band explains further:


“Here’s a track that clearly sounds different from the rest of the album. Rooted in an almost Blackened Metal style with tremolo guitar parts and a slow and steady pulse on the drums. The song picks up a bit in the beginning with an almost sarcastic guitar part that leads into a sort of breakdown chorus. This is also the only song where guitarist Preston takes the lead on vocals with Luke dueling and doubling over at parts.”


The track stemmed from the band’s love for the ominous feelings of despair and mystique that seem to surround the black metal genre. Though they don’t claim it to be in that genre, it was what inspired the style and emotion of the song. Make sure to listen all the way through as “Doomsayer” reaches its heaviest peak at the end.


Featuring a lineup of Luke Weeks on vocals, Eric Burrington on drums, Preston Lund on guitar, and Aljosa Covic on bass, Paradox Rift brings a wealth of talent and experience to the table. Produced by the band in collaboration with Mercenary Studios, and mixed and mastered by Noah C. Buchanan, “Ensnared” is a testament to Paradox Rift's unwavering dedication to their craft. It is recommended for fans of Lamb of God, Converge, and Voivod.


"Ensnared" was released on May 10, 2024, and is available at the following links:

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