March 8, 2005
PAINT IT BLACK [I] PARADISE[/I] REVIEW
It's been a while, two years to be exact, since the highly anticipated debut record from everybody's fave hardcore band from Philadelphia that may or may not contain former members of Kid Dynamite. But don't fret my little lambs cos the mighty Paint It Back are back with more fighting music. You know that expression, "this place is so small you couldn't even swing a cat"? OK. Now imagine a space that IS big enough to swing a cat. Locked in? OK, so 'Paradise' is the record you want to be listening to while swinging said cat. OK. Put Whiskers down. Now is the time for a little punk rock word association quiz. I'm gonna give you three phrases. I want you to pick the one that doesn't quite gel with the other two. "Hardcore punk". "Boundless energy". "Quality songwriting". ... sorry I should have explained it to you people who only listen to Bridge Nine and Trustkill records. Songwriting is when a band actually sit down and decide what songs they are going to write
and try and come up with decent and challenging ideas. You know? New ideas! Enough of my gabbing. Just get this record, listen to it and you will understand what I'm talking about. Damn, this shit is good.