Album Title: 
Force Of Destruction
Release Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2012
Review Type: 

Paragon is a speed and power metal band from Hamburg, Germany and was founded by guitarist Martin Christian (who in many of the band's album booklets is written as Martin Wöbcke when it comes to songwriting-credits). After releasing some demo tapes and a mini-CD, they were able to release an album in 1994, the debut World Of Sin. Shortly after this, their record company Blue Merle went bankrupt, and Martin decided to put the band on hiatus.

About two years later, Martin found four new members (Andreas, Jan, Markus, & Claudius) and recorded the album The Final Command. In 1999, it was time for the release of Chalice Of Steel. In 2001, Paragon released Steelbound, engineered and produced by Piet Sielck of Iron Savior. Piet has worked with the band on every album since then.

After the recording of Forgotten Prophecies in early 2007, the band's longtime bass player Jan Bünning quit the band because of "musical differences." Shortly after the band had found a replacement in Dirk Seifert. In late 2007 the band changed label and now lies on Massacre Records, a new album is planned to be released in 2008.

In the mid to ending months of 2009, Paragon took a break. During this time they lost two members. Guitarist Günny Kruse who had played on their three studio albums between 2005–2008, and also bassist Dirk Seifert who only played on "Screenslaves". In November 2009, the band stated on their homepage that they are active again and that former bassist Jan Bünning had rejoined the band. Which brings us to last October when the band released their latest record named Force Of Destruction. And be sure, this album well never let you down, Its as it should be and doesn't stop for filler songs or soppy emo songs .One of the few power/speed metal bands that really makes a difference.