Paresis

Paresis in London on 10/08/13

Be My Enemy

Paresis in London on 05/10/13

GNA

Paresis Remixes The Devastator Project

Hey all, The Devastator Project have just released their Gilgamesh EP as a free/pay what you want download. I contributed a remix and some guest vocals. Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/thedevastatorproject

Brand new side project

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with Dayve Yates, the mastermind behind the frighteningly good Cease2xist (https://www.facebook.com/cease2xistuk)  and forged a new industrial black metal project called BlackLava!    https://www.facebook.com/BlackLavaMusic
Check out and download our first track free…may we present…

Serpentine Black Fire!!

Another fantastic Last Shadow Review!!!

I’d like to thank the indomitable Sam Doran over at Shutter Online for an ace review of the Last Shadow EP!
http://shutteronline.co.uk/paresis-last-shadow-2/

Rated 4.5 stars

“This 8 track EP, written by one man musical army Simon Fuller, is an interesting blend of both death metal and more traditional industrial styles, with angry guitars to get the blood boiling and beautiful synth and drum pieces to get your body moving. Along with some of the creepier aspects of the second track Demons We Are and the interesting choice of mixing two different styles of vocals, this produces something almost reminiscent of Psyclon Nine’s more guitar-heavy pieces, but stays unique by avoiding forcing grimdark tropes on the listener.

Following the original Paresis tracks are a series of remixes, Haru Yasumi’s “Morning Wood” remix of Last Shadow being of particular interest, which comes as a surprising but relaxing finish to an otherwise fast-paced and energetic collection.

If there were one criticism, it’s that Last Shadow opens perhaps a little too strongly, resulting in the tracks following the first seeming slightly lesser for it. This is, however, very much a non-issue – the fact that such powerful pieces of music could be described as being lesser than anything does more to prove the quality of the EP than it does to detract from it.

Doran”

New Last Shadow Review

Paresis would like to thank Nick and the folks at Brutal Resonance (www.brutalresonance.com) for this awesome review of the Last Shadow EP!!

pa·re·sis (p-rss, pr-ss)
n. pl. pa·re·ses (-sz)
1. Slight or partial paralysis.
2. General paresis.
3. Industrial/Metal/Trance Crossover from The UK.

It’s not quite canon, but that’s how the Oxford English Dictionary should look a few years from now. Headed by sole member Simon Fuller (No, not he who discovered the Spice Girls – No chance of us writing about that cockwomble here anytime soon), Paresis takes Fuller’s potent, obvious Metal background and creates a fusion of seriously aggressive Industrial.

“Last Shadow”” opens with a tinny Guitar sound reminscent of Big Black’s “Atomizer”, segued between some un-characteristically rhythmic drum work. It blends in with the main Guitar, and ends up giving the spotlght to Fuller’s strong, Black Metal-esque vocals. I’m reminded strongly of Miko from Clandestine Blaze meets the dude from Ad Hominem. Rather noticeably, the lyrics on the tracks are coherent, rendering the entire package akin to an unexpected Christmas Present. Here’s the clincher though; do not expect Socks. This is much more welcoming. The trance-like synth exactly halfway through the song is completely unexpected and completely made my day.

“Demons We Are” acts as the avatar and slogan for the official Paresis t-shirt (I’ll model it on request), and starts off like its predecessor rather drum-heavy. It’s a lot closer to Metal than before, and has some ‘horror’ style sounds on it. It’s a pretty good ‘chalk and cheese’ style approach, but it doesn’t add any garnish to the release, other than acting as a brilliant piece of exposure. However, the chorus is incredible, and may turn more than a few heads.

“At Your Command” Starts off with a computerised voice and is the first proper Industrial track on here. Electronics all the way, it’s more Kommand + Kontrol than Nargaroth; but then something AWESOME happens. Out of nowhere, a typical buzz-saw Black Metal guitar riff kicks in, and is replaced out of the blue by some well-written synth. This isn’t meant to happen. It really, really works!

Actually, Paresis has something going for it. The genre-bending is a huge risk to take, but this combines some of the finest of both genres, and does it with aplomb. Fuller is a genuinely lovely guy, I’ve met him a couple of times briefly and seen the live show, which you have to see to really believe – if not for this awesome cover alone ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMAKYhkqtHI)

With remixes from Cease2xist, Dirty K, Goteki and Haru Yasumi among others, the UK shines through on this golden EP.

http://www.brutalresonance.com/viewreview.php?id=2191

Paresis in Maidenhead on 04/05/13

Remix

So I’ve done two remixes for Cortex Defect and both have been featured on EPs! Check out their latest offering ‘Sentinel’ and the Paresis remix of the title track here:

Paresis in Middlesbrough on 07/06/13

Middlesbrough show

Last Shadow EP on Youtube

As the title says, you can now listen to the entire Last Shadow EP on YouTube! Here’s the playlist:

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