A three-song barrage of Scandinavian-influenced d-beat and why not? After all, Paranoid is from Sweden despite their name, song titles, and lyrics all being translated to Japanese. “Mirai Sensou” is a mid-paced apocalyptic stomper while “Chissoku” churns out a traditional Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing era Discharge-style banger before being interrupted by “Gyakusatsu Gambou,” the closer that invokes the wrath of fellow Swedish gods Totalitär. There you have it, the d-beat trinity for success: the stomper, the banger, and the closer. What more do you need?
//Razorcake, Juan Espinosa, 31/01/2018
Three new songs from Paranoid. Obviously, they’re great. Tightly and perfectly constructed, but wayward and raging. Riffs that scythe through the top of your head like an expertly-wielded machete; vocals damaged by FX but staying just the right side of incoherent. Ripping solos and a canny knack for dynamic that belies the ostensible D-beat simplicity. Can they do no wrong?
//Collective Zine, Alex Deller, 12/08/2017