“Paper Tiger” by Round One Fight!, a metalcore band hailing from the vibrant streets of NYC, resounds with a captivating sense of independence and unwavering determination to break free from society’s confines. The lyrics boldly convey the narrator’s refusal to succumb to the control of others, urging listeners to stay true to their authentic selves. In a world where actions speak louder than words, this empowering anthem inspires individuals to seize control of their own destiny.


Amidst the challenges and criticisms they may face, Round One Fight! exhibits remarkable resilience, refusing to let others define their worth. With the proclamation, “A Paper Tiger Is only minor,” they remind us that the obstacles encountered along the way are insignificant in comparison to the immense strength that lies within. Through their riveting music, the band encourages individuals to embrace their uniqueness without fear of standing out from the crowd.


Round One Fight!’s exceptional ability to blur genre boundaries sets them apart in the post-hardcore and alternative metal scene. Comprising the talents of Chris Wicher on vocals, Rob Delapena and Rob Mahoney on guitar, Jeff VanDemark on drums, and Dave Goyette on bass, this dynamic quintet combines elements of post-hardcore with alternative metal and pop-punk seamlessly. Their sound is heavy yet melodic, offering a captivating sonic experience that lingers in the mind of listeners.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Pasquarella Recording Studio, each note and lyric of “Paper Tiger” is meticulously crafted to captivate the audience. Round One Fight! delivers a fresh and original take on the music scene, leaving a lasting impact with their powerful and melodious sound.


Overall, “Paper Tiger” by Round One Fight is a fiery testament to the pursuit of individuality and the rejection of societal norms. With their compelling lyrics and remarkable musical prowess, the band ignites a fire within listeners, inspiring them to embrace their true selves and fearlessly carve their own path.


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“Paper Tiger” has been added to my “Heavy and Wanderlust”  playlists on Spotify!