Album Reviews

Steve Adamyk Band Paradise Punk Rock Theory
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:32
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- by Tom Dumarey

On album number six, Steve Adamyk Band do what they do best. Which is crank out excellent punk rock meets power pop gems. Twelve of them to be exact.

Recorded by Mike Bond and mixed by Jesse Gander, it’s fair to say that a Steve Adamyk Band album has never sounded better. The melodies and vocal harmonies that make up much of ‘Paradise’s DNA shine like never before.

Other than that, nothing much has changed really. Nor do you want it to. Steve Adamyk and his Band - which this time around consists of The Acorn’s Pat Johnson of The Acorn and Uranium Comeback’s Johnny O - know their way around a good riff and can spot a poppy hook from a mile away. Which makes it an absolute pleasure to listen to Ramones-like tunes like ‘In Death’and the title track while songs like ‘Take It To The Top’ and ‘ When I Was Gone’ should be hit singles if there is any justice left in the universe.


Track listing:

  1. The Letter
  2. In Death
  3. Paradise
  4. Waiting To Die part 1
  5. Waiting To Die part 2
  6. When I Was Gone
  7. Something Vicious
  8. Take It To The Top
  9. No Help
  10. Left In Pieces
  11. Telephone
  12. The Deep End


Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.