‘Paranoids’ is built around a tight repetitive punk riff with dual guitars going full pelt during the intro and verses before breaking down into a slightly more melodic chorus section. There is a nice guitar breakdown to finish which shows that there is more to F.O.G. that just ‘fast-right-hand’ riffing. The whole effect reminds me of early Offspring, with the vocals especially reminding me of Dexter Holland.
I won’t lie to you, punk rock is not my favourite genre of Rock music and, like some of the heavier genres of Metal, I find it difficult to judge an individual band as being better or worse than another. What I will say is that the playing is tight and the production is good in that it is raw but well recorded, meaning that there is nothing diluted or sanitised about the sound. The accompanying video, as you will see for yourself, is slickly produced and intriguing. Clearly F.O.G. are a band that have their act together and I wish them well.
‘Paranoids‘ is taken from F.O.G.’s forthcoming self-released album ‘Hallow & The Grave’ which is due for release in October. It is available for free download at https://soundcloud.com/fog-