Jan Bünning comments on each song on the album Revenge (2005):
- A doublebass opner with a great melodic chorus and a very long leadguitar
part in the middle, where You can even hear a long leadpart by Tom Naumann
of Primal Fear. The song was written very spontanous: Martin came into
the rehearsal room and Big M and I arranged it a little bit. Martin also
already had some lyrics as well as a melody line for them. As far as I
remeber the version we recorded is not to far away from the version we
recorded as demo´before. The lyrics are inspired by the very cool
movie Van Helsing.
- One of the fastest and most aggressive Paragon songs ever, the
main riff almost sounds like Thrash Metal. When we entered the studio
it was more or less a "standard" speed song, but Piet said it
sounds not aggressive enough compared to the rest of the songs. So Martin
and Piet reworked the riffs a little bit and the vocals were almost changed
- A straight forward stomper in the vein of old Accept but far
more aggressive. This is along with Masters Of The Seas and Symphony of
Pain one of my favourites on the album. It´s also almost like the
version we rehearsed before going into the studio. It´s very staight
forward without any breaks and we only changed the chorus a little bit
in the studio.
Of The Seas - One of the most unique songs of Paragon ever, our
first "Epic" and my absolute favourite! Some critics complained
that we were sometimes to straight forward and simple. So I told Martin
let´s write a epic like some old Mercyful Fate, Metallica, Priest
or Maiden songs. He then came into the rehearsal room with all the riffs
and an arrangement. Big M and I dind´t liked the arrangement too
much, so we changed a lot. This is the most ambitions song we ever did
and it was very hard to record and especially to mix. Piet did a great
job on it we almost recorded it one to one to the original version. We
also already played it live and the people love it.
- A very fast and aggressive track and also the title song. This
is also a little bit different to other Paragon tracks as it has a twin
lead theme as main riff and a very aggressive shouted refrain.
Of Pain - This is the third of my favourites on the album (even
I love of course every song). When Martin and Buschi finished the recording
of the track Martin told me this could be a bonus song as it is not as
good as the rest and also "different". When I heard the mixed
song I had to disagree totally as it really one of the best tracks on
the album! I love the refrain and the mix of melancholic, melodic music
and the very evil lyrics which deal with the feelings of a serail killer.
Piet and Buschi had a lot of fun while recording it as Piet´s little
kids ran around in the studio and both were glad they still could not
understand any English!
The Veil - Also almost an epic with a very doomy feeling and a
mighty chorus. It was a little bit inspired by the movie Pirates of The
Caribian and works very good live.
Battle Rages On - This song changend a lot in the studio concerning
the vocals and especially the chorus. To be honest I prefered the old
much more aggressive version but the others really like it now. We had
some arguemtns about it, but in the end it´s still a very good song.
Of War - It´s fast, melodic and chatchy - it´s simple,
straight forward Paragon song with a hymnal chorus!
Of The Lost - The first song we recorded with Piet he took credits
for. Buschi had totally different lyrics to this song but right before
the recordings he realized that Twisted Tower Dire had a song with the
same title and the same topic (the witches eyes). So he and Piet sat in
the studio and wrote new lyrics which deal with an ancient race and also
rearranged the whole song. I guess it´s one of our best ballads
we ever wrote, especially because it´s just pure Buschi - without
any backing vocals from somebody else!
Gods Made Heavy Metal - Our bonus track for the Paragon Legions.
The song was for a Manowar Tribute which was supposed to come out on Nuclear
Blast, but it was never released. We liked our version very much so we
thought it would be a good idea to put it on Revenge as bonus. We choose
this song becuase it´s almost a hymn at the Headbanger´s Ballroom
very we also rehearse and it also fits very good to our playing style.
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