Yet another band from Umeň that delivers! Hell, if you didn't know better, you'd think that the songs featured on "Paranoia" were recorded in the mid-80's, following the likes of Minor Threat and Black Flag. To be honest, this is 25 minutes right up my alley! The Insurgent Kid-members are in no way strangers to the hardcore scene, coming from various successful bands in the past (Abhinanda, D.S. 13 to name a few) and it shows. The performance is flawless with singalongs, raging (and unbelievably tight) drums and guitar-riffs that carry every tune home. The fact that these guys recognize that a song doesn't have to be longer than, say, 2 minutes is admireable as well! This release proves Wasted Sounds to be one of the most interesting labels in Sweden at the moment. Can't wait for the premiere of "American hardcore" in Scandinavia? Get ahold of a copy of "Paranoia" and it'll be worth the wait!
- Jonas Appelqvist