PROGRESSION KILLED THE HISTORIAN EP by WHEN PARADISE FALLS (Self-released EP)
One of the bonuses about doing Highwire Daze is discovering talented locals bands and being able to write about them in these (somewhat) hallowed pages. When Paradise Falls is a newer band to the Los Angeles scene, but they are already beginning to gain a good deal of momentum due to their persistence, and energetic live shows. Progression Killed The Historian is their debut effort – an impressive collection of songs that go well beyond what is expected from a metalcore/screamo band.
After a brief Intro, The Real Caesar’s Palace kick the proceedings into supersonic gear – and the slamming tunes never let up. Robot Pirate Island demonstrates just how creative and versatile the band is. Tigers Don’t Like Cinnamon is When Paradise Falls at their most heavy duty – this one is guaranteed to start up a mosh pit in no time. Be sure to stick around till the end to hear their absolutely inspired cover of the Jonas Brothers’ song Burnin’ Up – I bet the Jonas dudes had no idea their song could be so freakin’ metal!!! If you are going to cover a song, then this is definitely the way to do it – as When Paradise Falls definitely make this track their very own. A perfect mixture of clean and screamed vocals, dueling metal guitars, and a driving beat – When Paradise Falls wildly succeed on all counts.
The talented When Paradise Falls lineup includes Bryan on vocals (who was the former screamo vocalist for Amherist), Andrew and Mike on guitars, and Bernabe on drums. They are currently seeking a bassist. Expect to hear A LOT more from this band in the future.
Info: www.myspace.com/whenparadisefalls (Review by Kenneth Morton)