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Under Paris - Transitions Album Review

Under Paris
Imminence Records
31 March 2015


Under Paris

Album: Transitions

Genre: Metalcore

Label: Imminence Records



This is the first LP for Under Paris. The musicality of the album is good and solid. It's also, well balanced. 

Strong guitar riffs with power and enough thrashing to get anyone pumped up. The speed parts had me 

playing air drums big time and then the band slow it down just enough to let me catch my breath. 


The clear vocals are strong. The death metal vocals by Michael "Thorr" Alexander are outstanding. I'm 

pretty sure I know where the name "Thorr" comes from. I have to give a shout out to drummer, Lucas Richards

because there are some transitions on this LP that are pretty insane. Don't ever stop playing dude!


I listened to the LP in it's entirety several times. The first half of the LP is where the muscle is at. The second half is 

a little weak, which mostly has to do with the length of the songs, not the quality of the music. I felt like I was set up

for greatness, only to be let down. The LP is called "Transitions" maybe they were transitioning to a cool down after

melting faces off? 


Final thought, the transitions within the music on this LP is greatly appreciated. I haven't heard that in a metalcore album 

in a very long time. Please don't ever lose that. 


Stand out tracks: Shallow Graves, At War With Myself-(this one is my personal favorite), Midwest Winters, At Peace.


-Julie Cady


Bio: Metalcore outfit Under Paris was formed in September of 2012 before wasting no time and releasing their first single, entitled "If the Drugs Don't Work, Can You Drive Me Home?,” that featured Rene Lopez of Scarlett O'Hara. During the summer of 2012, the band wrote and recorded their acoustic EP Clean Lungs and released it August 23rd, 2012. The band continued to play countless shows with the likes of Beartooth and The Ghost Inside throughout the next year. Before hitting the studio in September 2013 to record their debut full band EP, entitled Our Stories, with Derek Moffat of 608 Studios.
They released two singles from their Our Stories EP, “You’re Going Nowhere” and "Hold On Pain Ends," before the EP was released January 5th, 2014. The latter single was released as the band’s first music video. Shortly after, the band went into the studio to record their first single, "Midwest Winters," for their first full-length Transitions. The single would turn into the band’s second Music Video. Later that summer, the band finished recording the full length. In February 2015, the band announced that they had signed with Imminence Records and would release the full length in the spring.



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