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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 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...Garageradio.com

©Paradox 2004
- Garage Radio


Originally from Ireland this trio has found fairly agreeable success in North America with self promotion and hard work. Hard and in your face with the track "Corporate Pollution" Paradox extracts the essence of the North American ways of life, capitalistic apathy. Coming from a european background these insights into our ways of life are quite refreshing and even more pressing than when heard from within. The core of Paradox's sound is driven with passion and is reminiscent of the grunge/hard rock styles prevalent in middle America. The lyrics are quite insightful and are obviously something these gentleman put a lot of their heart and soul into. "Pretend Friend", one of my favourites displays their appreciation for the musical content of a song with their use of harmonies and a meaningful topic. Paradox is definitely worth a listen.
Reviewer: Duss Rodgers
Standout Track: Pretend Friend
Catsask.com

- Cats Ask Music (Canada)


There’s no question that Pete and Mike are two talented guys, check the credits. I found it difficult to give my opinion because 5 of the 6 tracks on the website were just short samples. The only full length song was the last one “Downward Spiral” now that song kicked ass! Energy to the end.
- Unsigned Music Mag!


Discography

'CIRCLE OF GROWTH' 2002
Debut Paradox album... Recorded in two weeks 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...
'Circle of Growth' is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/paradoxrock2

'SACRED' 2004
'Sacred is the latest Highly Anticipated Full-Lenght release from PARADOX. Featuring nearly 60 minutes of Awe-Inspiring Alternative Rock, as well as an Enhanced CD-Rom, 'Sacred' promises to be nothing short of Fresh, Passionate, Driving Rock at it's finest...'
'Sacred' was recorded in 2 parts, 6 tracks recorded January 2003, the following 6 January 2004. All tracks were recorded at BPM Studios, Cork Ireland and mastered at Xarc Mastering in Dresden Germany. 'Sacred' has recieved rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and is widely available on the likes of Amazon, CD Universe etc. also recieving much airplay on many FM and internet Radio stations in Europe and the US. Brothers Pete and Mike Mac are yet again play all instruments on Sacred. Pete plays - Vocals, Guitars and Bass while Mike plays Drums, Harmonies with the addition of Keyboards and Piano on this album.
'Sacred' is a major progression from the bands debut album, veering away from their previous Punk Rock/Grunge sound to a more Melodic Alternative Sound that the band has been thriving to achieve since their creation.
'Sacred' is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/paradoxrock4

Tracks with the most radio airplay and mp3 downloads...
'Lame & Languid'
'What You Were'
'Pretend Friend'
'Downward Spiral'
All taken from the second Paradox album 'Sacred'

'Infinite'
'Shame for my Name'
Taken from the bands debut 'Circle of Growth'.

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Bio

PARADOX, A Powerful Alternative Rock outfit, officially formed in Cork Ireland, in the spring of 1996. Having extensively played the local circuit, establishing a large fan base, and fine tuning their sound, PARADOX venture to the USA in early 2000 where a Recording contract with a Los Angeles based Independent label, was secured. Having recorded a truly original 12 Track album, entitled 'Circle of Growth', PARADOX returned to Ireland, to make preparations for it's imminent release, playing Electrifying live shows, both in Ireland and the USA, in turn increasing their fan base, and launching their self-created website, just mere examples of the bands own hard work, enthusiasm and dedication.

PARADOX are a combination of three unique individuals, with distinctive musical backgrounds, each member contributing their own personal style, taking you on a musical journey, filled with passion, truth and expression. Brothers Pete & Mike Mac are solely responsible for all the performances on both 'Circle of Growth' and 'Sacred'. Pete is responsible for all Guitar work, Bass and Vocals, on both albums, while Mike performs all Percussion, Drums, Backing Vocals, with the addition of Keyboards and Piano on the 'Sacred' – The Album. They also participate on all production aspects of both albums.

PARADOX constantly remain in the media's eye, by means of International airplay, Radio interviews, Newspaper coverage, Internet coverage and Independent television broadcasts, with their debut video for the single 'Infinite', to their latest single 'Lame and Languid', from their latest release 'Sacred'. PARADOX have been described by Critics, Magazines, Newspapers, and faithful fans from the shows as being one of the tightest bands in their class, and with every show they perform, increasing their ever growing fan base.

PARADOX have now progressed, both musically and personally to a new level of expression, veering away from their previous punk rock/grunge sound of ‘Circle of Growth’, to a more melodic Alternative sound, that the band have been thriving to achieve since their creation. This sound is captured on their second full-length release, entitled ‘Sacred’.

PARADOX continue to work on a full time professional level, in a bid to ensure they reach their full potential, and considering their blend of Unique Fresh Alternative Rock, these guys are sure to be a commanding force in the New Music Arena.