"Dead People" (Rockline; 2010)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Paramoon is a melodic, progressive hard rock band with a lively sound. The music on "Dead People" runs the gamut from acoustic piano runs to driving hard rock. It's consistently entertaining, although perhaps not as heavy as to some fans' liking. The melodies are effective but could be stronger; they don't grab you as quickly as perhaps they could.

Although the musicianship is solid throughout, the highlight here are the guitar solos, of which there could definitely be more.

All that nagging aside, "Dead People" is a pretty entertaining album, especially the title track, "Dead People," which also happens to be the CD's last track. This track is epic, with a long, driving bass-line that runs through it, a rhythm that isn't fast-paced but is steady and driving and it's on this track that the lead riffs really shine.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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