PARADOX COMMUNITY (PC) is a German metal band that combines a wide variety of styles from metal, progressive and rock. The trio does not create a constant boring mixture of all genres but tries to ensure a differentiated and exciting song experience by using different structures and styles for each song. From calm, melodic pieces to pumping metal grooves or a bit of thrash metal, everything is possible within PC.
Most of the vocals deserve this name and change from shout to melodic singing or aggressive screaming and back. In terms of style the whole thing is a little progressive, although the band does not sound like “student music” but more like some straight old metal heads. Mirko uses unique riffs for most of the song structure and not only exchangeable parts. Together with drum patterns that complement the riffs but still have own character and ideas the PC sound is created without fitting in one specific genre perfectly.
The band has been in the current line-up since March 2007 after Henk Humberg joined as bass player. Mirko and Tommy have been playing together for about 25 years in different bands. Due to the trio line-up, which is unusual for this style, the band clearly stands out from the crowd. The three-person line-up is particularly advantageous live, because instead of the typical metal mud sound, the PCs have organized and ass-kicking tight live sound!
After so many years of making metal music the band decided to release the first official album in 2021. Prior recordings were just “for the band”. Of course, there were some live gigs over the years and all bandmembers had several other projects and bands, but now it is time to present the Paradox Community metal to a bigger audience. Maybe just to get a feedback from some real metal heads after all these years of making music.
Paradox-Community are: Thomas Plum (Drums), Henk Humberg (Bass), Mirko Mucha (Guitar, Vocals)